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First Year Milestones

No matter how much you grow, you'll always be my baby...


First Year Milestone sessions start at $500 and are ideal for babies 3-12 months

Professional baby pictures for Nashville families


Chubby cheeks, belly laughs and an emerging personality... Baby's first year is filled with as much growth and development as it is curiosity and wonder. From first smiles, first teeth and first steps, there is so much to capture throughout baby's first year.


Milestone sessions typically take place in my full service studio in Brentwood, Tennessee. I have everything we'll need on hand for a beautiful and successful photo shoot. From classic props to adorable outfits and accessories, I'm happy to provide all of the little things that make a big difference.


These older baby sessions last about an hour and are scheduled around nap time as much as possible. Parents and siblings are encouraged to join in for some pictures with the baby!


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Common First Year Photography Milestones


2 to 4 months old


This session is a great option if you missed the sleepy newborn pictures right after birth. At this age, babies are still fairly limited in their physical abilities, though most are able to hold their heads up for a period of time. Baby is typically giving social smiles by 2 months and pushing up by 3 months. Posing for these pictures can include baby laying on their back and tummy, propped up in a chair and of course being held by mom and dad. Parents don't have to be in all of the 'held' images, but your arms and shoulders certainly come in handy when posing a younger baby.



12 to 13 months old


The first birthday is a huge milestone and one of the most popular times to photograph baby. It's always hard to believe that a full year has passed, but there is so much to celebrate! At a year old, baby is often able to stand up on his or her own, even if holding on to a chair or stool. As always, parents and siblings are included, but the big extra at the one year session is... the birthday cake! A cake smash is a super cute and classic way to end the photo shoot. Parents love these memorable images that really capture that big first birthday milestone.


6 to 7 months old


The half year mark is a fantastic time to showcase baby's growth and development. They've reached so many milestones in just a few short months! The biggest being the ability to sit up with confidence. They're also smiling, laughing and interacting with great expression at this age. I still use some of the laying down poses from the 3-4 month session, but now that baby has the ability to sit up, we have more posing and prop options to add variety to the gallery. As with all of my milestone sessions, parents and siblings are encouraged to join in for a few images.


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"We did a shoot with Laura
for our 8 month old twins, and it was such a great experience! Laura is a pro and knew exactly how to get them
to smile and keep the session flowing. We absolutely love our pictures
and cannot wait to do another shoot with her!"

Madison Dennis • Nashville, tn

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Laura Janicek Photography specializes in maternity, newborn and baby's first year milestones. Laura is proud to have more than 100 five star Google reviews. She continues to be recognized by Expertise.com as one Nashville's Best Newborn Photographers and one of Nashville's Best Maternity Photographers. She received these awards for the 6th consecutive time in 2021. Her full service studio is located just minutes from Nashville in beautiful Brentwood, Tennessee

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