Older Baby Photography near Rawtenstall, Bury and Rochdale

Once a tiny newborn baby, now they’re a joyous, happy, smiling, giggling older baby. They’re discovering the world around them and are keen to explore every bit of their environment. Usually with their mouth! They’ve developed a personality and you can see their character shining through with every expression. The world to them is a place of wonder, as they sit and contemplate what they’re about to explore.

Whether or not you’ve had a newborn photography session, each milestone throughout your baby’s development feels like you’ve blinked and they’re onto the next. So what better way to capture their start of independence than with an Older Baby Session (sometimes known as a Sitter Session because they take please around the time your baby begins to learn to sit), a beautiful addition to your gallery of baby photos.

Does my baby need to be sitting?

All babies are different and achieve milestones at different ages, but around 6-12 months old, your baby is likely to be sitting confidently and unaided, and may even have mastered the art of crawling. Don’t worry if your baby has a dislike for being on their tummy or on their back, or prefers not to sit and would rather lie down. I have worked with so many babies now and I have found the perfect way to position your baby depending on their preferences so that we get beautiful photos for you every time. 

This is the perfect time to shoot Older Baby Photography sessions. I have welcomed many babies to my Rawtenstall studio and I can say that older babies are some of my favourite to photograph. I have developed a lovely set of poses that work every time to ensure you receive a full gallery of smiling, happy and fun photos of your baby. 

Before you come to your session, we can have a chat about the types of colours you love so that I can prepare an older baby session that is unique to you. All babies are different and it’s nice to reflect that in each and every session. You may wish to ask about what outfits to bring for your baby to wear, some people bring a selection and we work with one or two of those. Babies tend to have a dislike to getting changed too much, as you have probably already discovered!, so two is the maximum I would recommend. 

Where does an Older Baby session take place?

The session takes place in my relaxing and comfortable studio in the Rossendale Valley in the beautiful little town of Rawtenstall, Lancashire. You will be provided with plenty of hot and cold drinks, plus plenty of snacks to keep your energy levels up whilst we encourage those gorgeous little smiles! There is onsite parking for you and we have some lovely shops just opposite the studio if you need to nip for a spot of retail therapy before or after your session. 

Working in Rawtenstall also means we are on the doorstep of so many stunning Rossendale beauty spots should you decide you’d like your baby’s session to take place outdoors instead. I can recommend a long list of places we cause that are assort drive away. Just let me know your preference and I can take all of my studio lighting on location with me. 

What happens during an Older Baby session?

Older Baby Photography lasts up to one hour, which is plenty of time to photograph those fabulous giggles before they get bored! They are great fun with tonnes of laughter and finding new ways to coax those gorgeous giggles out of your baby. The results are always fantastic! 

Feel free to bring along a favourite teddy or toy you know you baby loves and make sure you bring along your best singing voice too as I have noticed that babies tend to smile ALOT when their parents sing to them! I never tire of seeing all of the many ways that parents encourage their babies to smile. It’s my favourite part of the session!

I have a variety of backgrounds and props we can use to compliment your baby and the outfits you have chosen for them. I use one or two backdrops and change the props two to three times along with an outfit change if you choose to bring more than one. It all happens very efficiently because time really is of the essence when photographing older babies. They are still very young and tire quite easily, and unlike newborn baby photography, older babies tend not to sleep!

After the session:

Following your session, I will carefully select and edit the very best images to create your final gallery. Approximately 7–10 days later I will invite you to return to my Rawtenstall studio to view your gallery and show you sample products that you may wish to purchase.