Whether its 4, 6, 9 or 12 months (or anything in between and beyond), let's capture these moments. As mothers, we know all too well that in the blink of an eye our littles one's change. They get a little taller, speak a little more or maybe get a haircut and look totally different. Either way, these moments are fleeting, and you know you want to remember the little things about them forever. That's why this session is important. It captures how your little one is in-the-now.
The minimalist style is meant to focus on them details and personality. Milestones aren't about extravagant set ups, fancy cakes and balloon arches... it's about them and focusing on how they are right now. It's to provide you with timeless images that you want on your walls. It's about crossed feet, chubby skin rolls and those little teeth that aren't all in yet. Let's make sure you have gorgeous portraits of your little one for you to share with them as they grow! Whether this is your first or last baby, these memories are unique and irreplaceable.
As a Cleveland Baby and Milestone Photographer, my main goal is always to make the experience as stress-free as possible. I work with your kids, not against them. We will pick a colored backdrop then choose the best colors for outfits plus simple textures to add in like blankets, all which I provide. If you would like a cake smash, you can bring a minimalist cake! I provide a cake stand but cannot provide a cake due to possible allergies.
i'm here to guide you every step of the way
a milestone is coming!
Every session comes with access to my hand-picked collection of items. We choose a color palette together and talk about your style, then I send you which outfits and simple props (blankets, sparkles, backpacks, etc.) I have available for you to choose from. Once your color theme and outfit is chosen, I'm off to work! I will send you what I've put together for your review. After that, we have one try on meeting to ensure everything fits. Of course, you are welcome to wear something of your own if you prefer but I will be here every step of the way to assist you in preparing your perfect session outfits.
adorable, hand-picked outfits
INVESTMENTS START AT $650
To secure your session, a retainer and signed contract are required. The session fee covers the time, talent and dedication of your photographer. This also covers access to the client closet, custom color palette creation and styling. All digital images, prints, and wall art are sold separately.
"Alison did my daughters first year photos and they turned out wonderfully! Highly recommend her for a stress-free experience."
"My daughter and I had the pleasure of having milestone photographs done by Christella Photography! She was very patient, kind and detail oriented! We did not seem rushed, and she took the time to get to know us on a personal level. I highly recommend Christella Photography!
north royalton, ohio
"We've had multiple sessions with Alison, and we've loved them all! Our daughter loves her and always gives big smiles. The photographs come out absolutely adorable every time!"
shaker heights, ohio
"We have used Alison since 2019 and could not be happier! We have had an assortment of different sessions and have loved each one. She is so personable and makes you feel at ease knowing your forever memories will be captured. She is very organized and prompt which is super helpful! I highly recommend Christella Photography!"
bonnie park, ohio
"Alison was so easy to work with. She was so positive and patient with our rambunctious three-year-old. She encouraged his silliness and it made for some adorable photos of my favorite smile in the whole world. For us not so photo savvy adults, she gave great direction and helped us feel at ease. We'll definitely cherish these photos."
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