What is a sitter session?

Updated: Sep 24, 2020

With newborn photography becoming increasingly popular, not many people are aware of what a sitter session is. Sitter sessions, otherwise known as a milestone photo shoot is the celebration of when your baby has learnt to sit up. These sessions typically take place when your baby is between 6 and 10 months old, when they can sit confidently unaided, but not yet walking. Many parents plan on booking a newborn photo shoot, but often find that time runs away, and they miss the time frame to get newborn images. The next best time to capture your baby is when they can sit up, when your babies personality is beginning to show, and they pull lots of fun facial expressions!

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Sitter sessions typically last around an hour, a lot shorter than the usual newborn session which can take up to 4 hours. During the hour, there is plenty of time for any outfit changes and use of props which my studio is equipped with. Babies of this age tend to be more tolerant to strangers. Many children go through a stage of being very shy, or scared of people that they do not know, however babies at the sitter age are usually more comfortable with strangers, making it easier to get your little one to smile, and pull lots of facial expressions!

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