Milestone Sessions

Sitter Session, Cake Smash & Splash and Other Milestones:

  • Consultation: Before the session, we’ll have a phone consultation to get to know your family, discuss your vision, and plan out the session details. Sessions can be tailored for babies needs, usually milestone sessions are for babies between 3-13 months old.
  • Preferred Color or Theme: While we take care of outfitting and setting up the scene, feel free to let us know if you have a preferred color or theme in mind. We want the session to reflect your vision and style.

  • Timing: To capture those genuine expressions, we usually recommend scheduling the session for after your child’s nap and feeding. This ensures they’re happy, energetic, and ready for fun!
  • Sitter Sessions: Sitter sessions offer a remarkable opportunity to capture the adorable transformative stage in your child’s growth. These sessions beautifully highlight your little one’s newfound ability to sit upright, showcasing their emerging personality and charm. This is usually between the ages of 6 – 13 months. 
  • Cake Smash & Splash: No need to bring a cake, we provide one for you! Be prepared for some messy fun, as your little one dives into the cake and explores its texture. If it turns out that cake just isn’t their thing, no worries, we always ensure the option to have a time for water play! This part of the session is all about the sheer delight of your little one as they explore water in a beautiful prop tub. 
  • Comfort and Safety: Safety is our top priority. We’ve created a safe and comfortable environment for babies to interact naturally. Sitter sessions do require that baby has the ability to safely sit up unassisted, usually this is between the ages of 6 months to one year old. If baby is younger or still needs to be held or assisted, be sure to let us know and we can accommodate for a different milestone session.
  • Parental Involvement: We welcome parents to be a part of the session. Your presence can provide comfort and encouragement to your child. Feel free to join in the fun, whether it’s making baby smile or laugh, these moments often lead to the most heartwarming photos.  

  • Flexibility and Patience: We understand that babies have their own schedules and moods. Our experienced photographer has the patience and flexibility needed to work with young children (she’s a mommy of 2 herself!). If a break or soothing moment is needed, we’ll ensure that it’s seamlessly incorporated into the session.

We’re dedicated to ensuring that you have a wonderful experience during and after your child’s photography session. If you have any specific preferences or ideas for how you’d like to receive and use the images, feel free to let us know. We’re here to help make this experience special for you and your family!​

Final Product

After your milestone session, you can expect to receive a wonderful collection of memories to cherish. Here’s what you’ll receive:​

  • Personalized Edits:  You will recieve 25 edited and retouched digital images. We will carefully retouch each image to enhance its beauty while maintaining a natural look. We’ll make sure you look your best while preserving the authenticity of the moment.
  • Digital Image Gallery: We’ll provide you with a secure online gallery accessible via a private link. 
  • High-Resolution Images: The images in your gallery will be high-resolution and suitable for printing. You’ll have the flexibility to print them in various sizes and formats, from standard prints to canvas wraps. 
  • Digital Download Options: You’ll have the option to download the images directly from the gallery to your computer or mobile device. This makes it easy to share them on social media or with loved ones.
  • Prints: Along with the digital images, you will have the ability to print the images at a location of your choice or straight from the gallery. This gives you the freedom to create physical keepsakes like photo albums, wall art, and more.
  • Professional Products: In addition to digital images, we offer a range of professional products like high-quality prints, canvases, albums, and photo books. These products are designed to beautifully showcase your favorite images. Feel free to ask us about adding this on to your package. 
  • Memories to Last: The images you receive will be a timeless representation of your baby’s early moments. They’ll serve as a cherished memory that you can revisit and share with your child as they grow up

More:

Meet the Studio Photographer

Hi, I’m Sarah, co-owner of Bells & Whistles Photography and former wedding photographer of 8 years, now dedicating my work to studio photography. I’m thrilled to announce the opening of our in-home studio, based in Pembroke Pines, Florida. Rooted in my deep passion for capturing the cherished connections of family, and the wonder of childhood, this studio serves as a sanctuary of creativity, wonderment, and timeless elegance.

With a steadfast dedication to preserving fleeting moments, I find solace in documenting narratives that evoke emotion and contemplation. The beauty of family photography, the unforgettable memories of newborns, and the anticipation of maternity moments hold a special place in my heart. 

In my quest to capture the essence of each child’s unique talents and personality, I create settings that mirror their individuality. With carefully chosen backdrops and props, I endeavor to craft a visual narrative that resonates with their innate brilliance.

Yet, my studio is a canvas that extends far beyond the earthbound realm. The allure of underwater photography has been a steadfast muse throughout my life. Within the intimate embrace of our very own pool, I’ve discovered the unique ability to capture the serenity of underwater movements.

My journey into the world of photography began over 15 years ago, intertwined with the travels of my now husband, Chris. These shared experiences laid the foundation for my creative exploration, kindling a love for storytelling through imagery, and underwater exploration that continues to burn brightly today.

Whether your heart resonates with the art of photography, the allure of visual storytelling, the precious moments of family connections, or the enchantment of childhood’s wonders, I extend a heartfelt invitation to join me on this captivating journey. Here’s to the unfolding of horizons and the art of encapsulating moments that echo with depth and meaning.

With warm regards,

Sarah

Client Reviews

“I had very high expectations for photos of my newborn baby girl and Sarah hit it out of the park!! She took such adorable and beautiful photos it was impossible to pick which ones to print because I loved them all! She is also a baby whisperer – my baby didn’t cry once because she handled her in such a delicate way (she’s an experienced mom of 2 herself!). Needless to say, we will 100% be back for her 1 year old smash cake photo shoot!! Thanks, Sarah!!

Jamie

“Our family’s experience with Bells and Whistles Photography was truly special. The efficiency of their service ensured that our kids didn’t perceive it as lengthy session, allowing them to remain engaged and interested. The comfortable energy created an atmosphere where everyone felt as ease and could be themselves, The memories and photographs we captures with Bells and Whistles Photography will undoubtedly last us a lifetime, making it an invaluable treasure for our family.” 

Valeria

Maria & Samuel

THE ABSOLUTE BEST! Chris and his team was the best decision we made. They are super talented professionals who pay close attention to detail, are amazing to work with, and have forever left a beautiful mark in our lives. Their work is impressive and carefully crafted. Our highlight video was absolutely perfect – I cried watching it – and I didn’t even cry at my wedding! Their work is so moving! We get to relive the wedding every time we watch it. Needless to say, we were extremely impressed with their videography and photography. Make sure to hire both services!
But let me tell you what also matters: Chris’ creativity & adaptability. This team isn’t just professional, on time, and caring. But they are smart and quickly change a chaotic situation into something that works for everyone. The day of my wedding, it rained, no, it stormed. Most of the locations for photography were wet and could have derailed the sessions otherwise. However, Chris brought umbrellas for us – and the pictures? So so romantic and beautiful with them. In fact, I dare say I was quite happy it rained – they made sure we got awesome and unique shots by working with the rain and given the rushed circumstances – the little amount of light, the puddles, you name it, THEY made sure it didn’t matter. Everything came together amazingly. WE HAD A BLAST! Taking photos and videos. They give you GREAT direction and have a wonderful eye for incredible and unique shots. We couldn’t be happier. Truly, best decision ever. Also – what a pleasure to work with! They were so responsible and full of knowledge and reassurance. Omg, what else can I say? THEY ARE THE ABSOLUTE BEST. I am grateful for that I was able to work with them – all our family members enjoyed them. Do yourself a favor and get them – worth every single dollar.