One year of K-Rose | What To Expect From Your Milestone Session

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Milestone Session

Ashley Newman Photography {The Woodlands, TX}

9 months of smiles, new discoveries, lost sleep, tears and kissed boo-boo’s. 9 months of joy. 

What to expect from your milestone session

  • Decide if you want to base your milestone sessions on the age of your child or the new thing they’re doing at the time. Generally milestone sessions are scheduled at 3, 6, and/or 9 months. These ages generally correspond with pushing up (on tummy), sitting, and pulling up, but can vary widely by the child. It really doesn’t make a difference which type of milestone you would like to capture (age vs activity), just be prepared that they might not always sync up together and you’ll have to decide which is more important to you and your memories.

  • Set your expectations based on your child. If your child is shy around strangers, be willing to embrace that. Children under one can be very unpredictable, and that’s okay! We’ll capture beautiful images no matter what your child is doing at the time.

  • Plan on a nap before your session. Tired babies rarely want to cooperate for photos!

  • Bring snacks for your finger food eaters! Sometimes shy little ones will really open up if you have a favorite snack handy.

  • Less is more when it comes to outfits. Try to keep outfits somewhat simple and bows/headbands/hats small. My general rule of thumb is to keep it no larger than a quarter of the size of her forehead.

  • Does your baby have a unique item that he/she likes? Bring it! Any special traits or funny faces that he/she makes? Tell me about it! I want to capture your child exactly how he/she is at the time!

  • Have fun! Stressed parents tend to lead to stressed babies. If your child is fussy or uncooperative it’s okay!


Ashley Newman Photography is a Woodlands Family Photographer and Storyteller specializing in outdoor family photography. In addition to lifestyle family portraits, Ashley offers day-in-the-life legacy sessions, outdoor maternity sessions, fresh 48 hospital portraits and in-home newborn photography. Ashley serves Montgomery county areas including Spring, The Woodlands, Conroe, and Magnolia.