Like many new parents, I wanted to document my baby’s first year of life with monthly photos. It has been a joy to see him grow, learn, and change from month to month. It’s crazy how life works. You don’t notice a change from day to day, but over time you see that everything is different. At month one, Auggie nursed, pooped, and slept all day and night. Now at one year old, I’m chasing him around the house all day and he makes me laugh all the time.
For our photos, we kept a consistent background and outfit for continuity and so August’s growth would stand out. When I chose his crib as the photoshoot location, I didn’t take into account how hard it would be to get him to lay down or even sit still in the crib for photos as he got older and more mobile. So if you’re thinking about doing this with your new baby, take that into account. We will be switching to a big orange chair for the next year of monthly photos. It’s a little easier to get him to sit for a moment to take a photo there, even if I need to be ready to grab him at a moment’s notice before he tries to leap off.
We’ve been using a cute letter board from a company called Letter Folk. I’ve been seeing these boards pop up everywhere in the past year, so you could also get one on Amazon or at Target. But it is cool to support small businesses and Letter Folk is family-run which is even more special. So check them out. This is not an ad, by the way, I just like their product.
August is wearing Honest diapers in a different design in each month’s photo. We have a subscription to the diapers and wipes. This is a bit of a splurge for us, but we have good reason. These diapers and wipes are the only ones that don’t give him bad diaper rash. Plus, the designs are mega cute and we never have to remember to run out and buy new diapers since they come in the mail. It was fun picking out designs each month that corresponded to what was going on. For July we had fireworks, for December we had candy cane stripes, and so on.
Have you done a cute monthly photo for your child/children? If so, send me the website or Instagram photo link because I would love to check it out!