What is the Best Age to Photograph a Baby?

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The best age to photograph a baby is 8 months.

Why, you ask?  Here are seven compelling reasons why I could photograph 8-month-olds every day and never tire of it!

1. An 8-month-old can smile, laugh, and make delightful expressions.

excited baby eight months fort myers
excited baby eight months fort myers

2. An 8-month-old can move around, sit up, do tummy time... but not escape! Once they get walking on two feet, look out! Little Speedy is off to the races.

peekaboo baby blue blanket studio portrait
peekaboo baby blue blanket studio portrait

3. After 8 months, Mommy's had time to get back to her pre-pregnancy body, so she's looking and feeling fabulous too!

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mother baby eight months love megan dipiero photography

4. Unlike with newborns, we don't have to wait for an 8-month-old to fall asleep before posing her.

Megan DiPiero Photography {What is the Best Age to Photograph a Baby?}
Megan DiPiero Photography {What is the Best Age to Photograph a Baby?}

5. By 8 months, a baby is starting to display the looks and personality of the child she will grow into.

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blue steel baby mommy faces

6. When we think of the word "baby" 8 months is the stage we have in mind. That famous "Gerber baby" was right around 8 months.

mother daughter baby picture white background love
mother daughter baby picture white background love

7. If you love adorable roly-poly chunky cherub legs and squishy cheeks, 8 months is prime time for portraits.

Thank you to our gorgeous model babies and mommas above:  Lisa with baby Alyssa, and Jamie with baby Everly.