From the first time your baby smiles to the cake smash on their first birthday - and absolutely everything in between…

I love documenting your baby’s newborn days, but I also want to help you remember what happens next. From your baby’s first smile and crawl (3-4 months) to independent sitting (5-7 months) and their first birthday, milestone sessions preserve the life stages that matter to you and your child as they grow.

^^ When you look back at these photos as the years go by, you will realize how different each and every one of these stages were. Please inquire to learn more about my First Year Package, which includes multiple milestone sessions for one discounted rate.

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Milestones

Cedarburg, WI Baby Photographer

Truthfully, you can book a milestone photoshoot as often as you like - your little one grows. In just the first year, I recommend booking quarterly milestone photos so we can document when your baby starts smiling and pushing up onto their elbows (3-4 months), when they start sitting up independently (5-7 months), when they start pulling to stand (9 months) and of course: their first birthday. My client closet includes a variety of outfits up to 12 months to help your little one shine in whatever stage they’re in!


Milestone Photoshoots Document Your Little One as They Grow Up.

Kind Words

from Clients

NExT

She took all of the thinking and leg work out of it. My daughter had so much fun and we got some beautiful photos that we will cherish forever. We are so excited for our fall minis! Thank you, Tara!

Her studio is cozy, her set areas are perfection, her client closet is amazing, and Tara is so kind and personable. It was the best thing ever as a mom to hear, “I’ll have everything you need, just come on over!”

We worked with Tara for a first birthday cake smash/bath shoot for my daughter. She was wonderful to work with. 

- Meg. H.

Everything was so easy to navigate and I was so thrilled with the end result that I bought the entire gallery! I can't recommend her enough!

She made my kids feel comfortable during the session, and the edits came faster than originally promised.

Tara recently took portraits of my four children, ages 5-11. She captured them beautifully and authentically, highlighting each of their personalities, all within the minimalist style I had requested.

-Lindsay P.

I love that she offers clothing and accessories as well. I highly recommend her to capture your little one’s and family’s special moments!

She brought the vision for my 1 year old’s photos to life.

Tara was AMAZING!! She is super patient and doesn’t make you feel rushed. 

-Latasha B.

These are one of my favorite sessions to plan because they are often around a milestone like your baby's first birthday, and they are just so much fun for your little ones! Each session comes with a non-themed portrait, the smash, and a fun bath to clean up!

Speaking of their First Birthday,
Let’s Talk About Those Cake Smash Photos…

learn more about cake smash packages

girls 12 months and over →

Girls 12 Months

girls under 12 months →

Girls 3-9 Months

boys 12 months and over →

Boys 12 Months

boys under 12 months→

Boys 3-9 Months

My goal is to provide you with a truly stress free experience, and one of the most stressful parts of photoshoot planning is finding items for your littles!

Over the years, I've grown my client closet with intentional pieces that look flattering on anyone, photograph well, and are easy to match so that all you have to do is show up and enjoy the experience.

This is is NOT all of my pieces, I have over 100 options. If you'd like to use the client closet, let me know and I'll pull out some pieces or you can shop my client closet when you arrive!

Milestone Client closet

9 Months

THE HOLDEN

6 Months

THE JONAH

3-4 Months

THE JUDE

6 Months

THE ARLO

BOYS UNDER 12 MONTHS

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A full onesie in a timeless blue color and buttons on the front. This vertical striped texture adds a compliment to any image.

Fits Size: 6 Months

THE ARLO

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Neutral and simple, this one piece is the perfect choice for your little ones milestone session. With a sweater ribbed texture, this outfit is anything but ordinary!

Fits Size: 3-4 months

The jude

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Stripes and a pocket- is there anything better?! This one piece can fit up to 12 months due to the shorter legs, but is a great choice for your 6 month old!

Fits Size: 6 Months

the jonah

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Denim blue with textured rips, this outfit brings out the best in your little! This outfit look is just like upscale overalls!

Fits Size: 6 Months

the holden

12 Months

the toby

12 Months

the soren

12 Months

The cole

12 Months

The Wilder

bOYS 12 MONTHS

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A knit cream outfit, with ties and horizontal buttons. This outfit also has a hood, which can make for some super cute looks!

Fits Size: 12-18 months

the wilder

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A two piece set, to show off the cutest little bellies and thighs on your new 1 year old! This cream and brown set can fit up to 18 months, and maybe even a 2 year old!

Fits Size:  12- 18 months

the cole

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Gray with ties and a hood, this milestone outfit is simple and perfect! This one will fit up to 12 months, and makes a great compliment to a cake smash session!

Fits Size: 12 months

the soren

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A long sleeved simple rainbow outfit makes celebrating your rainbow baby easy. This rainbow is blue, burnt orange and yellow- the perfect combo for little boys!

Fits Size: 12 months

the toby

6-9 Months

the sage

6-9 months

the leila

3-4 Months

the amara

6 Months

The Iris

GIRLS UNDER 12 MONTHS

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Cream and brown stripes with a double ruffle around the middle, this onesie is simple and perfect! Pair it with a cream or brown bow from my selection for an amazing combo!

Fits Size:  6 Months

the iris

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While made for 6 month olds, this outfit is adjustable, with an open back and straps that can move, this lilac purple outfit with lace adds a pop of color to any milestone session!

Fits Size: 6 months

the amara

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Warm fall colors, with golden yellow, orange and a burnt red color are amazing together! This dress has an open back, and silky skirt that looks great on camera!

Fits Size: 6-9 Months

The leila

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Navy floral with hints of pink and green, your little one is sure to shine in this cotton one piece. Stretchy enough to fit a 12 month old, but perfect for littles in sizes 6-9 months!

Fits Size: 6-12 Months

the sage

12 Months

The Annabelle

12-18 months

The Ava

12 Months

the birdie

12 Months

the stella

GIRLS 12 MONTHS

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A beautiful gold onesie with playful dots. This onesie has adjustable straps, and can be worn with tall socks or even jeans!

Fits Size: 12 months

The Lilly

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Cream with crocheted flowers and knots on the straps, this simple dress puts all the attention on your little one!

Fits Size: 12-18 Months

The Claire

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A brown dress, with a diaper cover, this onesie dress looks amazing with tall socks, or bare feet!

Fits Size: 12-18 Months

The Ava

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Mauve and ruffles, with a velvet piece on the bottom. This piece is best for smaller one year olds, and can potentially even fit a 6 month old! Its too cute!

Fits Size: 12 Months

The Annabelle

A Milestone Session Preserves Whatever Life Stages That Matter To You

I know they all do mama, but all I mean here is that you can book them as often as you like. When you look back at these photos as the years go by, you will realize how different each and every one of these stages were. 

And if you are like me, you are going to want to remember it all.

frequently asked questions

In a milestone session, your little is the star of the show, while your entire family is photographed during a family session.
At your child’s milestone session, we’ll get them dressed up in sweet outfits (all Tara Fay clients have access to my client closet, which includes outfits for littles up to 12 months!), and we can either use some of the props and backdrops at my Cedarburg photography studio, or we can meet outdoors.

If we are meeting at my studio, I plan sessions to start at either 10am or 2pm to ensure ample setup and clean up time.

If we are meeting outside, I like to meet an hour or two before sunset, so your milestone photos have that gorgeous natural glow. 

I love planning cake smashes while you're little one is about 11 months old, not only will you have your photos back for your little ones birthday, but they'll be less mobile, which will make for an easier time!

You'll receive your gallery within 3 weeks of our session. You'll get to choose if you'd like to stick with your current collection- or upgrade to more digitals and print credit. There's a lovely store with heirloom products to choose from to display your images to enjoy them in your home

All Images Copyright Tara Fay Photography

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