Milestone Sessions

Your little ones will grow up so fast and there are so many milestones in those first years. 

Let’s document each and every one.

One day you wake up and they’re crawling. Before you know it they are walking, talking, and eating with their own spoon. You’ll look back and wonder where the time went. It happens without even realizing it, and then the moment is gone. You want to remember the nose-to-nose kisses, the belly laughs, the tickles. Capture those moments big and small.

This milestone will only happen once. Don't let it slip away.

Every parent knows that time flies, and before you know it, your precious little one is celebrating their first birthday. From the very first time they smiled, held their head up, rolled over, to the moment they sat up for the first time, you've witnessed and savored these incredible milestones.

But, before you can blink, it seems the milestone has passed and you're on to anticipating the next one. You can’t get these moments back. Once they’re gone, they’re gone.

Our milestone photography sessions are designed so that you don't have to worry about missing your favorite moments again. In fact, we encourage you to be a part of these photos because they love seeing you in photos just as much as you love seeing them.

The most popular option for expectant parents wanting to document their baby's first year of milestones. Members receive 3-4 SIGNATURE SESSIONS within an 18-month period, savings on their session fees, 25 complimentary birth announcements + an album credit. Album Credit applies 

Clients invest additionally in custom artwork and digital files at EACH ordering appointment.

3 Sessions | $800 ($600 album credit)
4 Sessions | $950 ($800 album credit)

Baby's First Year Plan

Milestone Signature Session

$350 session fee

in studio appointment to plan your session
personalized styling for your family using our client wardrobe
full session in studio or at our preferred outdoor field
professional hair and makeup
35-50 edited images presented during your ordering appointment

Clients additionally invest in custom artwork and digital files.

She made the process absolutely seamless, comforting and truly memorable.

Meghan has truly been god sent! Moving from North Carolina to Iowa I had no idea where to begin for my son’s first birthday photos. I’m so thankful she responded and reached out to me before anyone else had. I not only gained an amazing photographer, but a true friend here in Iowa ! Do not sleep on her work! She is PHENOMENAL!!!! The amazing photos with beautiful frames she created for us now hang in our home and truly complete it. Thank you Meghan and we cannot wait to continue your services as we grow our family.

Jaskaran Sangha

Meghan has been extremely wonderful to work with.

She creates a personal experience and does a great job combining her aesthetic and your personal style to create beautiful photographs. I would recommend her services to anyone wanting timeless photos.

Dana Mikel

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the best ages to document milestones?


Can siblings come?

Absolutely! In fact, I would consider myself more of a family-focused photographer. During your milestone, I’ll spend the first 30 minutes of your session photographing your baby and capturing this unique season. For the remainder of your session, I will focus on each individual connecting with the baby and photographing all the groupings that follow. 

Is a smash cake included for 1st birthday sessions?

You can add on a smash cake for $40 from one of our preferred bakers. Christie Bakes Cakes makes a petite 4” stacked, naked cake that our clients LOVE! It’s beautiful and it tastes good too. If you’re looking for a larger smash cake, Bambinos offers a 6” round, naked cake that is equally as beautiful. 

Are props included?

Because we focus on creating timeless portraits, we do not recommend bringing props. Instead, if you have a special outfit or accessory you’d like to bring, that is welcome. For 1st birthday sessions, you are welcome to bring a cake topper. We recommend ones that are simple and just say “one” or “1”. 

How long are Signature Milestone Sessions? 

Milestone sessions last up to 1.5 hours but are usually shorter. If you’ve added on a cake smash, we will spend the last 10 minutes of your session doing the cake smash. After I’ve taken individual photos of the baby eating the cake, I’ll invite you and the rest of the family to sit with the baby while they dig in. Past parents have really enjoyed being in some of the cake smash photos. 

What time do sessions take place?

Milestone sessions are offered on weekdays from 9am-2pm. We recommend moms come alone for their hair and makeup time slot and that dad brings the rest of the children once mom is done being pampered. Outdoor sessions take place on select weeknights and are booked 3 hours before sunset. 

What if I want to document multiple milestones?

Our most popular choice among expecting parents is the First Year Baby Plan. The first-year baby plan is a collection of 3-4 sessions, and we reserve a limited number of spots for baby plan members each year. We recommend booking sooner than later if this interests you. By booking the First Year Baby Plan, you will save on session fees and you’ll receive an album credit at each ordering appointment that can be used toward building your baby’s first-year album. 

What are the most common milestones to book in a baby plan?

Our most popular milestones are maternity, newborn & first birthday. Otherwise, if you’re not planning to do a maternity session, most families choose newborn, 6 months, and 1st birthday. If you know that you want to remember all the milestones, we recommend maternity, newborn, 6 month, and 1st birthday OR newborn, 4 months, 8 months, and 1st birthday. 

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