Milestone Photoshoot FAQs


Below is a list of commonly asked questions about milestone photoshoots. If you have a question that is not covered here, please feel free to contact me to have your question answered.


What is a Milestone photoshoot?

Milestone photoshoots are typically done anytime during baby’s first year (although it can include toddler and preschool-age years). This can include first smiles or tummy time (3-5 months), sitting unassisted (6-8 months), or crawling/standing (9-12 months) or anytime in between.


When do I schedule milestone pictures for my child?

Milestone portrait sessions can be booked as early as you know you want them. I recommend booking a few months in advance to ensure I have availability. There are certain times of the year where my calendar books up faster than others.


Can we schedule the session around my baby’s nap time?

Absolutely – my goal is to capture photos of a happy baby! Since all babies are different, it’s hard to tell how they will react during the portrait session and I cannot guarantee any specific poses or smiles. However, we will do our best to choose a time when they are typically the happiest – after a nap and with a full belly! Please also keep in mind vaccination appointments; try not to schedule a photo session a day or two after these to avoid fussiness or soreness.


Can you include parent and/or sibling shots?

At this time, milestone photoshoots are for the child only. Parent and siblings are not included.


What should I bring to the milestone photo session?

I just need your baby! I have a variety of props including baskets, bowls, crates, stools, fur layers, and blankets which can be used to style the session with a few different setups (the prop selection will vary based on the age of your child). Feel free to bring a comfort item that your baby loves and that you would not mind being in the photo, if necessary.


What if my child is sick before the photoshoot?

A healthy child is a happy child! Please let me know within 24hrs of your photo session if your child is sick, has a runny nose, or cough, so we can reschedule your session. Since I work very closely with newborns and other children, I need to be extra diligent in protecting my other clients.


Do you offer any discounts on milestone photo sessions?

Yes! You can save $25 on each additional session when more than one is booked together.


All that sounds great, what do you need from me to book a session?

First, contact me so we can set a date for your session. Once that has been determined, I will require a signed contract and $100 non-refundable deposit to reserve your session date and rate. The contract will be sent to you via email and can be signed digitally. I will also send you an invoice for the deposit which can be paid with a debit or credit card. The remaining balance of your contract will be due on the day of the session.

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Brown Eyed Girl Photography specializes in newborn, maternity, baby, and cake smash photography. Our studio is located on Wadmalaw Island and serves Charleston, Johns Island, James Island, Folly Beach, West Ashley, Mount, Pleasant, Daniel Island, North Charleston, Hanahan, Ladson, Summerville, Goose Creek, and Moncks Corner.


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4683 Maybank Hwy

Wadmalaw Island, SC 29487