Watson's First Year: Milestone Photography

Over the last year, we had the pleasure to not only spend time with the Winter family, but to witness Tara and Brent become a family. From the birth of little Watson through his first year, we had the pleasure of photographing their maternity pictures and Watson's newborn, 3 month, 6 month, 9 month and 1-year milestone photography session.

The Maternity Session

Tara and Brent invited us to their home to document their pregnancy. We had the privilege to be the first ones to see baby's nursery too!

Rotella Photography - maternity pictures in nursery
Rotella Photography - maternity pictures in nursery

Tara and Brent's black lab, Jack was waiting in anticipation with the rest of us to see how their lives would change when Watson entered the world!

Rotella Photography - maternity photography with dog
Rotella Photography - maternity photography with dog

Watson's Newborn Pictures

On April 8, 2015, Watson John Winter was born. He was picture-perfect, rocked his first milestone photography session and officially made Tara and Brent "Mom" and "Dad."

Seriously though, how cute are those little baby feet?

Rotella Photography - baby feet
Rotella Photography - baby feet
Rotella Photography - newborn baby sleeping wearing red hat
Rotella Photography - newborn baby sleeping wearing red hat
Rotella Photography - newborn baby with parents
Rotella Photography - newborn baby with parents

3 Months

Watson and Tara came back to visit us at our studio when he was 3 months old - and as cute as ever. Watson managed to bring his "A" game in terms of personality to every single session.

Rotella Photography - baby laying on white blanket with hands in mouth
Rotella Photography - baby laying on white blanket with hands in mouth
Rotella Photography - Baby on tummy on white blanket in photo studio
Rotella Photography - Baby on tummy on white blanket in photo studio

6 Months

We visited the Winter family in the fall to take Christmas card pictures - and capture Watson at 6 months. To our pleasant surprise, he was already sitting all on his own...and in that adorable little old man sweater at that!

Rotella Photography - Baby and parents sitting outside in fall
Rotella Photography - Baby and parents sitting outside in fall
Rotella Photography - 6 month photos baby sitting outside
Rotella Photography - 6 month photos baby sitting outside

9 Months

It was the middle of winter for Watson's 9 month pictures, so they came to visit us again at our studio. At 9 months I have never seen smiles like he had ready for his milestone pictures! He also managed to keep Tara, Jon and I all busy for well over an hour ;)

Rotella Photography - baby sitting on grey backdrop
Rotella Photography - baby sitting on grey backdrop
Rotella Photography - baby playing with red plane on grey backdrop
Rotella Photography - baby playing with red plane on grey backdrop

We also love when moms and dads come ready to get in on the picture action. Especially in their first year, kids change from day to day. Getting in on a picture today will be different than tomorrow so we encourage parents to seize every opportunity they can!

Rotella Photography - mom with son on grey backdrop
Rotella Photography - mom with son on grey backdrop
Rotella Photography - milestone photography baby playing with stuffed elephant in studio on grey backdrop
Rotella Photography - milestone photography baby playing with stuffed elephant in studio on grey backdrop

1 Year

Watson visited us again in our new studio this spring. Just look at the difference from his 9 month to is 1 year milestone pictures! It's as though he went from baby to little boy in 3 short months!

Rotella Photography - family photography baby playing with tractor in studio
Rotella Photography - family photography baby playing with tractor in studio

For this session both mom and dad got in on the picture action - looking better than ever!

Rotella Photography - mom and dad posed outside in grass with baby
Rotella Photography - mom and dad posed outside in grass with baby
Rotella Photography baby smiling with sunglasses on grey backdrop
Rotella Photography baby smiling with sunglasses on grey backdrop
Rotella Photography Family Picture on grey backdrop in studio
Rotella Photography Family Picture on grey backdrop in studio

We have absolutely loved seeing this family develop over the last year. From their engagement and wedding pictures to their first family photos, we can't wait to see what the next few years brings!

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