Jena Lee Photographs

January 31, 2018 /


With Your Baby's First Year, you will have each milestone perfectly documented to cherish forever. They can keep growing and you can have comfort knowing that you can revisit how small they used to be any time.

Your sweet little baby changes every day. It is incredible that they go from a tiny infant to a babbling one-year-old in such a short time. Ultimately, you already know that life moves too quickly during your baby’s first year. The first year with a baby is full of change and it can be hard to savour each phase. You never know when the last time your baby does something will be. Or when they will suddenly move into the next phase. Often times, it seems like your baby changes overnight. For this reason, I created Your Baby’s First Year photography packages.

With Your Baby’s First Year, you will have baby photography of each milestone. You will have your baby’s first year perfectly documented to cherish forever. With baby photography, they can keep growing and you can have comfort knowing that you can revisit how small they used to be any time.

Baby Virgil’s First Year:

What Is Your Baby’s First Year?

Your Baby’s First Year is a photography package I created to perfectly preserve the baby milestones you love most. Throughout your baby’s first year of life, you can select which milestones you want to have photographed. There is the option to book the entire year from Maternity to One Year Old (7 portrait sessions total), or just book single sessions. Also,  Birth Photography is now available add-on to your baby photography package.

Maternity · Birth · Fresh 48 · Newborn · 3-Months · 6-Months · 9-Months · One-Year-Old

Available your baby’s first year portrait sessions

What are the typical baby photography milestones?

The available Your Baby’s First Year milestones are Maternity, Fresh 48, Newborn, 3-Months, 6-Months, 9-Months, and One-Year-Old. In addition, Birth Photography and Family Portraits are available as add-ons.

The great thing about Your Baby’s First Year photography package is that it is completely customizable. To explain, this means that you can book as few or as many baby photo sessions throughout the year as you want. In general, most of my Client’s book the entire year from Maternity to One-Year-Old.

Photos of your authentic, real life moments.

My style of Photography is called lifestyle and aims to capture authentic connections between you and your baby. This means that we will not start with a long list of poses from a Pinterest board to recreate. Rather, we will take the time to get to know each other well beforehand and create a comfortable environment for you to be yourself. I will guide you into genuine real-life moments throughout your portrait sessions.

As a lifestyle photographer, I am here to document you and your baby’s everyday moments together. All of these add up to create the big memories you look to cherish most. This is my passion and we will do the work to ensure your session is as comfortable, carefree and memorable as it can possibly be. Together, we will create images that show your life well lived.

Where do we take Your Baby’s First Year photos?

Your lifestyle baby photos can be done in your home or outside.

In-home photography sessions are perfect for the colder months of the year or for when you need to keep your baby inside. Indoor baby photos capture the details of your home throughout the year, which often change along with your baby, and tend to have a homey feel to them.

Outdoor baby portrait sessions are great for when the weather is nice and you want to spend time together as a family. Typically, I encourage you to pick something you already do together for your portraits. For example, we can go on a walk together, spend time on the deck, or visit the park. Photographing those real-life activities is really where the magic happens. 

Overall, the options are endless for in-home and outdoor sessions.  One of the best parts of Your Baby’s First Year photography package is that we see each other multiple times throughout the year. So we can do a mix of indoor or outdoor portraits throughout the year. Whichever you choose, they are guaranteed to be candid and to tell the real story of your baby’s first year.

I am nervous about being in front of the camera…

Perfect, then lifestyle photography is for you.

As a lifestyle photographer, I am all about taking time to guide you and your baby into authentic moments. We will not focus on the “look-at-the-camera-and-say-cheese” types of images during our shoot.

Truth be told, you’ll only have to look directly into the camera if prompted to do so. I am here to calm your nerves and to ensure even the most ‘camera shy’ individual will ease into relaxation and capture beautiful moments. During our time together, I will direct you into pretty light, ask you to hold hands, suggest you lean into each other, or even gently sing a favourite nursery rhyme. All of this is part of the process to help you get comfortable and create those magic candid baby portraits.

What do we do with all of the images after?

Print them.

Over the years I have found that handing over a pile of digital images was doing my Clients a massive disservice. Years later, my Clients images were still on a USB tucked away in some drawer, never looked at again. What a tragedy to spend time and money to have professional baby photos taken and not display them proudly. Certainly, that was not their intention, life just got in the way.

As a result, I now include full design and print services with your Session Fee. This means that our time together does not end after we take your baby’s portraits. Not only are we going to create beautiful lifestyle baby portraits for you, but we are also going to print and display them to be enjoyed.

There are Albums, Wall Art, Collages and other beautiful print and display products for you to choose from. Usually, most of my Clients purchase one or two of their favourite images as Wall Art and then display the rest in an Album. However, in the end, you can choose to display your images in any way you would like. I will have samples of each print and display products for you to see at your complimentary Pre-Consultation.

baby photo collage
Wall Art

When should I book baby photography?

You might have a three month old now. Or you might still be growing your little babe and planning ahead. Regardless, it is never too early or too late to inquire about baby photography with me.

Since I generally spend the entire year with my Clients, baby photography session dates are limited and book up extremely quickly. If you are at all interested in Your Baby’s First Year I recommend to submit an inquiry so we can start the process. Our first step together will be to select a date/time for your no-obligation pre-consultation. This is where we make sure we are a great fit for each other, when you can tell me more about what you are looking for, and I give you a general quote.