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Milestone sessions are the perfect way to capture your baby as they grow and change throughout their first year! Whether you're looking to photograph your baby's smile, those first steps, or a cake smash session for a first birthday I offer personalized milestone sessions at my Erie, PA studio.

A collage of cake smash, milestone session, and first birthday photos by Ashley Stack Photography in Erie, PA

I like to photograph milestone sessions when baby is around 4 months, 8 months, and 1 year old. These sessions will focus on baby and all of the new skills they have been mastering all year long. Milestone sessions can be scheduled for older kiddos, though, too! Birthdays are the perfect time to schedule your session for an older child. You can always add on siblings and/or family photos, too!

A baby smiles at Ashley Stack Photography during a milestone session in Erie, PA

Upon booking, every client will receive a welcome guide that details the process, a session questionnaire, and prep guide. These are vital for you and me! Your answers on your questionnaire will help me to tailor your child's session to them. The prep guide will let you know exactly what to expect from your session and how to best prepare.

A boy plays with a truck during a milestone session in Ashley Stack Photography's studio in Erie, PA

Milestone sessions consist of two completely styled setups. I provide props, layers, and even outfits, so all you need to do is bring your child! Once I receive your answers to your session questionnaire, I'll be in touch with you to start the planning process.

A girl wearing a green dress looks up during a milestone session in Erie, PA

Upon arrival the sets are ready and waiting for your child. You'll choose an outfit for you child and we'll get started! These sessions are relaxed, and I very much follow your child's lead, letting them take a break when needed.

A boy sits in an antique highchair and smiles during a birthday photo shoot in Ashley Stack Photography's Erie, PA studio

Once your session is complete you'll receive a link to your proofing gallery. This is where you'll find the very best images from your session. You'll be able to log in and choose your favorite images. From there I'll fully edit your choices for you to download and keep. You know your family best; and I've found, without fail, that families always choose at least one or two images that surprise me! I always love seeing which images my clients have chosen!

A boy sits in a basket and smiles during a milestone baby session in Erie, PA

Milestone Session

Two setups

Complete styling

Prep guide

Unedited proofing gallery of 30+ images

10 fully edited digital images 

Private, online gallery

Print release for final gallery images


A girl takes a bite out of her cake during a cake smash with Ashley Stack Photography in E

Smash and Splash

Especially for children turning 1

Two setups

Custom cake smash backdrop

Tub prop and bathtime backdrop

Completely styled

Prep guide

Unedited proofing gallery of 30+ images

10 fully edited digital images

Private, online gallery

Print release for final gallery images


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Watch Them Grow Package

Package of 3 separate sessions to be scheduled at 4 months, 8 months, and 1 year


2 Milestone sessions

1 Smash and Splash

Custom album including all fully edited images from each session


I'd love to discuss your vision for your child's session! For full package and pricing details, please email me. I'm always happy to build custom packages upon request!

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