Monday, February 10, 2020

Eugene, Oregon Baby and Child Photographer: Sitter Session with Graham

It’s certainly cold outside, but that’s the perfect weather for a snow sports themed baby photography session in the warmth of my studio. Shirree brought adorable Graham in a for a mini “sitter” session before Christmas. He did such a great job and I love the way our pictures turned out!

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Many parents like to do the traditional milestone sessions every 3 months during the first year of life, or at the newborn, six-month, and one-year marks. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love that too. But I also love doing just general sitter sessions, since all babies are different and they follow their own schedules when it comes to developmental milestones like sitting up by themselves. Sometimes they aren’t quite ready at six months, but by seven or eight months they’ve totally mastered this cool new skill. And there’s so much more variety we can do with poses once baby is able to sit. Eight months is a great age and Graham rocked it!

Graham has a cranial band helmet that a family friend painted to look like a snowboarding helmet. How cool is that? A lot of babies are born with slightly misshapen heads, or develop this condition shortly after birth, since their heads are so soft and malleable. In most cases it’s slight and corrects itself over time, but sometimes it’s more severe and a cranial band helmet like Graham’s will be recommended. This is a great, non-invasive way to redirect the head shape naturally as baby grows. They come in all kinds of fun colors, but I love how Graham’s is completely personalized.

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Mom wanted to match the theme of this baby and child photography session to the helmet, so I set up a wintery backdrop and we used my sled props for Graham to sit on. We were also able to catch a few photos without the helmet to show more of his face, which was great. This little guy is too cute—with or without headgear.

It was so fun to have this little guy in my Eugene, Oregon photography studio again. I photographed him as a newborn (take a look at his newborn photos here if you missed them), and I always love when my tiny clients come back to see me as they grow. It’s one of the many joys I experience as a baby and child photographer.

Shanna Chess Photography is an award-winning Eugene Oregon photographer specializing in maternity, newborn, family, and baby and child photography. Sessions are available as full or all-inclusive mini options, and most sessions can be booked either outdoors in the Eugene/Springfield area or at the studio. Shanna loves serving families throughout Oregon and capturing the special moments of your life through professional portrait photography.

You can get to know Shanna here, check out session options and pricing on the investment page, or explore the babies and children gallery for inspiration. If you have questions or would like to book a session, contact Shanna directly. We would love to hear from you!

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