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Portrait Studio Motherhood Heirloom Portraits | Athens, GA

I love doing heirloom portraits in my portrait studio and this motherhood session is a great example of why. Timeless images like this are to be cherished for years to come and passed down through the generations. Mom ordered an enlargement of one of the images which is matted and framed on her wall. Such a great way to show your child how much they are loved.

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Mom wore this beautiful dress that she had bought a while ago, but never had a chance to wear. She mentioned how happy she was to finally be able to wear it. Love how well it coordinated with the hand painted muslin backdrop. Really keeps the focus on the two most important subjects in the heirloom portraits. Baby boy is wearing one of the options from the studio wardrobe. Such a great example of what to wear for heirloom portraits.

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If you would like traditional heirloom portraits of your little one with you or by themselves, contact Athens, GA photographers at Yvonne Niemann Photography today. This is actually a great time to get on the calendar for studio portraits since it is cold outside, but nice and warm indoors! The session shown here was a Simplicity Session, which is 30 minutes. If you want more images and time, you can opt for the Premium Session which lasts 60-90 minutes long. Both sessions include digitals and you can then order additional high quality products to be enjoyed now and through time. Albums, framed artwork, portrait boxes and matted prints are just some of the options. Inquire for details and to be added to the calendar.  |  706.713.0676

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First Birthday Photoshoot | Athens, GA

This sweet baby girl had her first birthday photoshoot right after Christmas. It was such a pleasure photographing her every three months during her first year of life. So neat documenting her big milestones over the span of twelve months.

Heirloom first birthday photoshoot Athens, GAHeirloom first birthday photoshoot Athens, GeorgiaIsn’t she just the sweetest little girl?! Love her blue eyes and her cheerful personality. We started the session with images of her with her Cuddle + Kind dolls and then did some more traditional heirloom portraits. Isn’t her knit onesie with the hearts just the most precious thing? Very fitting for this time of year when Valentine’s is just around the corner.

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We then moved outside for a few images of mom with her kiddos and to give the little ones some fresh air before we headed into the house to the parents’ room. Little missy was on the move!!!! Nothing like a one year old with a mind of her own. Love to see that independence taking off!

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Mom had left up the Christmas decorations and I am so glad she did! Can you imagine waking up to this magic every day as a baby?! Mom did such a fabulous job decorating her baby girl’s tree and room for the holidays. Such talent here.

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Of course, we had to get a few images of the birthday girl in her crib. Such a classic for a baby’s first birthday photoshoot. And look at that crib! Such a beauty!!!!

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If you would like a first birthday photoshoot for your baby, don’t hesitate to contact Athens, GA photographers at Yvonne Niemann Photography to get on the calendar. Session can take place at your home, in my home studio or outdoors. Give me a holler so we can discuss options and all the yummy details!  |  706.713.0676

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What To Document At Baby’s Nine Month Milestone Portrait Session

Is your baby about to reach the big nine month birthday and you would like do a photo session, but not sure exactly what to document? Don’t worry! I’ve got you covered.

There is no reason to stress or feel the need to hold a milestone session on an exact date.

At Yvonne Niemann Photography, I always suggest photographing your baby at certain milestones instead of a specific month during the first year of life. Every baby hits stages of development at different times. There are certain months that most babies are hitting certain milestones, so I like use those timeframes as a guide. Let your baby develop at their own pace and document things as they happen.


If you are documenting your baby’s milestones throughout the first year, consider showing their growth by taking a series of pictures at each portrait session that is the same set-up or location. Below is a good example of this. For this baby’s newborn, three month, six month and now nine month session, I took portraits of baby with her Cuddle + Kind dolls as well as images of her mom and her in this window seat in the nursery.

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Milestones – ON THE MOVE!!!!!!

Most babies begin crawling, pulling themselves up and standing while holding onto something around nine months. It is a great time to document as your baby is getting bigger, is most likely on the move (or about to…), and can sit very independently now. Some babies are even beginning to take their first steps. Long gone are the days where your baby will just lay or sit still for long periods of time. Don’t worry, I move fast to keep up with babies to get the most precious images.

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Their personalities are really taking off around nine months and you will be able to get so many different facial reactions and interaction images with family members. You most likely know exactly what will make your baby smile, laugh or make other adorable reactions that you love so much. Let’s use all those tricks during your session to get exactly what you want to remember about this stage! I have a few tricks up my sleeve too, so all of us working together as a team is a sure way to make the session run smooth.

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Family Heirlooms

If you have wardrobe pieces that you, or your significant other, wore at this same age as a baby, why not dress your little one in those items! The sentimental meaning of those images will become family favorites. There is nothing like seeing your own baby wearing something you wore yourself. Really brings things full circle. If you don’t have heirloom pieces, consider buying something special that you know you will pass down to your baby when they have their own babies! It doesn’t have to be clothing either. I have clients who have used family heirlooms that consist of jewelry, handmade quilts, blankets, rattles, etc…

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The Nursery

There is something so special about documenting your baby and family in your home to really showcase this exact time your lives. You have spent a lot of time decorating your baby’s nursery, so why not archive it to share with generations to come! Your baby is most likely very comfortable in their room since it is so familiar. Let them play and be themselves! This is even a great time to catch a few sleeping images if your session overlaps with nap time. This nine month old little girl has an amazing rocking unicorn and mom wanted to make sure we got some images of her with it, just like we did with her brother around the same age with his rocking horse. She is not at the point where she can rock on it by herself, but she could pull herself up and stand while holding onto it just fine! Mom helped with the riding of the unicorn, which resulted in some adorable and meaningful images.

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Start Planning First Birthday

This is a great time to start thinking and planning your baby’s first birthday party, so having some amazing images to display at the big event is a sure win and one less thing to check off your list of things to get done! Sure, you will want portraits of your baby around their first birthday, but if you need printed portraits for the big celebration, this is the time to get that done. Will give you plenty of time to select your favorite images, get them printed, framed and delivered to you.


I hope these tips help you plan your baby’s nine month milestone portrait session. When you are ready to book your session, contact Athens, GA baby photographers at Yvonne Niemann Photography for details and to be added to the calendar.  |  706.713.0676  I’d love to discuss all the options with you and to see if I am the right fit for your needs.

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