Sage – First Birthday Session

Sage – Baby Milestone Photography

Have I told you lately how much I love baby milestone photography sessions?  I haven’t?!  I get the honor of photographing children from newborn all the way through their first & second birthdays.  How cool is that? Each milestone session represents where the baby is during that milestone.  I especially love using items or in this case parents, to represent their size.   When Sage was a newborn her momma brought in this beautiful little crown for her to wear. As soon as I saw her dad’s full tattoo sleeve I knew I wanted to photograph her on it. I just love the combo of sweet princess Sage so perfectly laying on dad’s tatted up arm.  During her 6 month milestone session I knew we had to do the same thing to show how much she has grown.  My goal was to get her chubby butt on his arm but she had other plans. To be honest – this is one of my favorite baby photographs to date. I just love how curled up and safe she looks in her daddy’s arm.  Today was Sage’s first birthday photography session and of course we had to try the arm pose again, only she is so big now it was hard to get her curled up but it couldn’t have worked out better. She went from being so tiny in her daddy’s arms to standing on her own feet and holding his hand.  eek! I just love milestone sessions!


I cannot wait to share more from Sage’s first birthday session!

To say I have the best job in the world is an understatement… It really is!


Sage - Baby Milestone Photographer


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  • AMY S - As a parent, milestone images are very important. I feel like hind sight is 20/20 and we regret not taking beautiful milestone portraits that are sharp and timeless once our children are grown. Now that my children are graduating high school it is something I regret. Of course I have snap shots, but not beautiful images styled like these. beautiful pictures.ReplyCancel

  • Corey - These milestone photos are such treasures! I look forward to seeing more of this beautiful baby girl’s birthday session!ReplyCancel

  • laura - with these milestone sessions, you can really see how much sage has changed and grown. i love these images. it will be fun to continue to photograph her. i want to see more!ReplyCancel

  • laura - these milestone photo sessions are priceless. look how sage has grown from that newborn wearing a tiny crown and she fits on her dad’s arm. i love the tutu and how she is holding on to dad’s leg as a one year old. i want to see more. what a treasure she will have as she grows up.ReplyCancel

  • Maria - Love being able to capture a families special moments on separate occasions! Milestone sessions are so much fun and you, as a childrens and family photographer did a great job! Love how you tried to recreate her being on dads arm! Adorable little one!ReplyCancel

  • Brenden - Aww I love seeing the comparison between Sage at her newborn session and at her 1 year milestone session. It never ceases to amaze me how much they grow in the 1 year. Before you know it she will be a 2 year old toddler running around.ReplyCancel

  • Beth - Aw, love the before and after comparison of her newborn photo to her 6 month milestone session! What a little cutie pie!ReplyCancel

  • abbie - love the crown, what great props you have and boy did she grow! love milestone photography sessionsReplyCancel

  • Esther - Adorable photos! So great to see this sweet little girls growth from newborn to now. Great that you offer milestone photography for famikesReplyCancel

  • Megan - What a cutie! I love that these images look so great together, what a gift for this family to have these milestones photographed!ReplyCancel

  • Christine D - I love that her dad appears in both the newborn session and the first year portraits! The contrast of new baby skin on vivid tattoos is always something I am drawn to. But we can also see how much this little girl has grown in this first year!ReplyCancel

  • Jenny Storment - Little Sage’s first birthday photos are so precious! I love all her milestone photos you have. Seeing her growth over her first year is awesome. Beautiful newborn photos too!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy - The first birthday milestone is easily one of my favorite milestones! Little ones have such BIG personalities at that age and are not afraid to let them show! I absolutely love the progression photos you showed up from her newborn to her first year shoot, and that her Dad is present in both of them. So very special and sweet!ReplyCancel

  • Samantha - Such gorgeous photos of these sweet children. I just love the photo of the newborn with the tiara. So creative. Great job Melanie Painter!ReplyCancel

  • Baby Milestone Photography - Sage's first birthday - […] Sage from her first birthday sneak peek? Or maybe her 9 month milestone session? I have had the honor of photographing her […]ReplyCancel

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