Baby’s First Year Plan

Baby Milestone Portraits

If you are reading this page, chances are you have a beautiful new baby in your home or you are expecting. Either way, let me say congratulations! I’m Jeanine McLeod, owner of Cloud 9 Studios, and I am sharing in this excitement right along with you. My daughter is 9 and my son was just born in 2016! I want to share with you the secret of how you can stop time and capture every stage of your baby’s all important first year of life.

As a new mom again, there is something different this time around. I blinked and my daughter was 9 years old. With my son I am savoring every moment, even the sleepless nights, because I know all to soon he too will no longer be a baby. Just typing that makes me cry a little bit.

For as long as the 9 months of pregnancy can feel, your baby’s first year will FLY BY faster than you can possibly imagine.

Why? – Because time in baby land moves at a different pace!

This is where we come in!

Cloud 9 Baby Portraits will help you remember this once-in-a-lifetime stage in your baby’s life. With our Baby’s First Year Plan, you will be able to document all the important milestones in your baby’s first year. Start at the newborn stage when your baby is under 2 weeks old or begin at the 3 month milestone. It is your choice.

Let’s talk about the options …



When you bundle together the Newborn Session and Milestones Sessions to create your First Year Plan, we will gift you a FREE BONUS FAMILY SESSION!! (usually done at 9 months).

Yes .. that is up to 5 sessions for only $250!

If you have read enough and are ready to sign up you can give us a call at 813-994-4552 or fill out our online form

Want more details? Are you up in the middle of the night with your baby looking for some good reading? Or perhaps my writing is just so captivating you can’t stop reading? Then keep on going … below are many more details about our Baby’s First Year Plan!

The portraits we create are the ones you never put away!

Throughout the year we will expertly lead you through the process of having your baby photographed while we create images you will absolutely love!

The portraits we create of your baby will be the ones that never get put in a drawer or stashed away somewhere. These will be the timeless images that your family will love for a lifetime. You will glance at them every day and smile to yourself knowing that no matter how crazy your day gets, this … this you did right.

Only a portrait has this power to positively and instantly change the mood of your day! 

baby portrait in nursery

How Does the Baby Milestone Plan Work?

Each baby plan session is geared towards a different milestone (details below). The sessions can last from 45 minutes to an hour with plenty of time reserved in case of the unexpected. We encourage you to bring in props, stuffed animals and anything that has sentimental meaning to you. Prior to each session we will email and mail you out tips on preparing for that session. We don’t want to overwhelm you with too much information at the beginning! Of course we have a wide variety of items in our studio to use for each and every session. Between our collection and yours it is guaranteed that your baby’s portraits will be unique and beautiful!

All the Fun Session Details

There is so much to be said about Newborn Portraits (under 2 weeks old) we created a separate page just for them!
To read about our newborn sessions, head over to our newborn page (coming back soon).

 Newborn Baby Boy Portrait

The Pushing Up Session (3-4 months)

Baby Boy 3 Month Portrait

Your baby is most likely holding their head up at this milestone. Their attention span is rather limited as they are still getting hungry quickly and nap often. We usually only have a 30-45 minute window of “happy” time to work with. Prior to the session we will talk you through how to maximize this time! Our main advice at this session is to keep the clothing very simple. No need to worry about shoes or socks! Smiles are not always a guarantee at 3 months … but drool is! Be prepared with a bib.

The Sitting Up Session (6-7 months)

Baby Girl Six Month Sitting Portrait

This is the sitting session. It is also a client and studio favorite! Most clients will choose their wall portrait from this session. Your baby is more independent and will often smile and giggle at us. They love being the center of attention and since they are not yet mobile, they stay where we put them and play with whatever is around!

The Birthday Session (12 months!)

Baby Girl First Birthday Portrait

This is the big 1 year birthday celebration! Your baby is most likely standing and may even be walking. They learn so fast and are changing at a very rapid pace. We are ready for everything, walking, sitting, running, crawling – this session is probably the most unpredictable but the results are always amazing.

We will provide a cake and balloons in the colors of your choosing.

Before we get all messy with the cake we will do standing/walking portraits of your baby.

Sadly this is also the last session in our plan. I can’t emphasize how fast this year will go by and then it is Baby Plan Graduation Day! No worries though, we have many other opportunities for your child to continue their portrait journey as a toddler in our studio.

What We Offer

Whatever your interest, if you appreciate fine portraiture, than we have something for you!

baby boy newborn portrait

For members of our baby plan, we offer a wide variety of packages and a-la-carte options – wall portraits for your home, luxurious designer albums, gift portraits for family and friends and much more. Stop by our studio any day to see samples of everything we offer and talk with us about ways we can plan the perfect year worth of portraits for your family.

After each session you will come back for a viewing and ordering appointment in our state of the art projection room. On a 60″ flat screen you will view your baby’s portraits in a slide show and then work with your personal design consultant to select your favorite images to order. Not sure how an image will look on your wall? No problem. Our software allows you to send us an image of your home from your cell phone and then we can import it directly to the program and project your images on your wall! You can see the exact size as it would look in your home before you order it!

Gift Prints Start at $55

Albums Start at $750

Framed Portraits Start at $355

Digital Media Bundles Start at $595

Coffee Table Custom Designed Artbooks

The most sought after of all our baby products – our uniquely designed custom designer artbooks. If you sign up for an album plan this is what you are working towards all year. To see a sample of one of our album designs watch the below video.

Of course you can’t fully appreciate these albums until you stop by the studio and hold one in your hands! We invite you to stop by as our guest at any time.

Are you ready to join our Baby Plan today?
Call the studio at 813-994-4552 or join online
Join Baby Plan

We simply can’t wait to meet you and your baby.