NYC Family Photography Milestone Session

NYC Family Photography milestone sessions are perfect for any family with a young baby. They are a great way to capture your baby’s features but when is the best time to do this type of session? The best time is between 6 months to 2 years old.  

During this time, your baby's changes so much and they become very interested in their surroundings. They’re interacting with you, smiling, laughing, clapping and sometimes walking. It’s such a fun, busy time!

Including a cake smash during the session is such a joy! Some babies dive right into their cake. Whereas others may take a while to dig in. Regardless of their reaction, it's always fun to see! Whether or not there's a cake smash, milestone sessions are best when mom and dad are involved. Your baby should be celebrated but you should be too. You survived your first year of parenthood!

These sessions can be done in the studio or outdoors however, the studio is a contained area that may be better for younger babies. Outdoor milestones sessions are possible and still deliver beautiful results.

Here are some images from two sessions of my own little one. One for his first birthday and another a year later. It did not disappoint and having these images is so special!

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For more motherhood content, check out the blog links below. While you're here, be sure to view more of my portfolio, and let's chat about capturing these milestones!

I've created a wonderful experience that not only takes some of the stress off of you but helps create stunning, light and airy, genuine images. I offer client wardrobe for mothers and children (up to the age of 6), and a hair and makeup artist to come to you or my studio to help you look your best the day of your session, If you'd like to learn more about what a portrait session with Ashli Nicole Photography entails please CLICK HERE. You can also follow along on INSTAGRAM for my most recent work, updates on availability, and more. I offer a complimentary consultation at the studio for you to see the studio in person, go through my client wardrobe, and look at the heirloom albums and fine art prints that I offer. Please feel free to email me at

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Ashli Nicole Photography is a NJ newborn, maternity, and family photographer serving the New Jersey and NY area, including Essex, Morris, Somerset, Union, Bergen and surrounding counties including NYC.