I love photographing kids of all ages, but today I would like to bring you a plea on behalf of six-month-olds. They are a bit forgotten in the photography world, and I think it's a shame because you know what, six-month-olds are a joy to photograph. But six months is not as flashy an age as newborn or a one-year-old, so that middle part of the first year of life isn't really thought of for photos.
Newborns are amazing and tiny because they are newborns. And they only stay that tiny for so long, so parents are focused on snatching up those moments before they pass. On that same token, one-year-olds get photographed because it is their first birthday. They get cakes to smash in their faces and a day that is celebrated and documented by grandmas and grandpas and aunts and uncles and cousins and friends.
However, I ask you, what about the six-month-olds? A whole lot happens between newborn and one-year-old. And at six months, babies no longer look like newborns. But they also don't quite yet look like one-year-olds. They can sit up, unlike a newborn, but they can't quite walk (most of the time) like one-year-olds tend to, so you know what they have? Rolls. Lots and lots of rolls. They have round heads, chubby cheeks and usually a little pudge around their wrists. Oh my god the wrist pudge! It's the best. Along with the inner thigh rolls.
They also are very expressive. You can tell when a six-month-old is happy.
Like newborns, six-month-olds also look super cute in hats. But they also look adorable in suspenders.
Let's face it, six-month-olds are just plain super cute. From their noses...
... to their toes.
Quite simply put, I love photographing babies at this age. So really this whole blog post is nothing more than a thinly-veiled plea for you to please, please bring me your six-month-old. It's an age worth documenting too.