12 months of Nerys.

When I was pregnant with Nerys I spent a fair while browsing Pinterest looking for inspiration for how to capture her first year in photos.  There were quite a few really cute ideas, some using numbered vests, or blocks to spell out how old they are in each photo.  But in the end I decided to keep it simple and just aim for a headshot style photo every month for the year.

I did want some consistency in the photos though, to tie them all together at the end, so I decided to lie her down on her gorgeous, brightly coloured blanket for each photo.  I’m so pleased with the results!  And it’s only taken me three months to edit and put them all together!

I took quite a few photos at each sitting, so to start with here are a few of the more random ones that I really love:

And here is my final selection of photos, one each month for Nerys’ first year:
Baby first year photo 12 months  

I’m so pleased I took the time each month to take these photos and am really happy with the end result!

What do you think?!  Did you do anything similar for your baby?

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  1. 06/09/2015 / 2:56 am

    How lovely – we did the milestone cards with the two youngest #TwinklyTuesday

    • 06/11/2015 / 9:39 am

      I’ve only just seen those milestone cards, such a nice idea! x

  2. 06/09/2015 / 2:58 am

    This is brilliant. Look how much she has grow in just a few photo’s. You’ll need to collage this and get it mounted on a canvas. Great idea.

    • 06/11/2015 / 9:43 am

      Oh yeah, I really should get this printed! I love seeing how much she changed! x

  3. 06/09/2015 / 3:52 am

    Ah, that’s gorgeous. I meant to do this with my son and never did. Now #2 is nearly here I’m thinking about it again but then I’ll feel guilty I didn’t do it first time round!! What a lovely keepsake. Thanks for linking with #sharethejoylinky

    • 06/11/2015 / 9:44 am

      Thank you. I say go for it with your second! I didn’t do anything this organised for my son and am really pleased I made the effort with Nerys! x

  4. 06/09/2015 / 7:15 am

    This is lovely! Wish I was organised enough to do this sort of thing!

    • 06/11/2015 / 9:45 am

      Haha, it was a challenge for me to get organised enough to do it! x

  5. 06/09/2015 / 7:49 am

    These photos are gorgeous! Great to look back on xx

  6. 06/09/2015 / 1:34 pm

    Love this! My laptop is full of images of my baby and I hope to do something similar when she reaches a year old. x

    • 06/11/2015 / 9:46 am

      Oh I’d love to see what you come up with when she gets to 1! I love baby photos! x

    • 06/11/2015 / 9:47 am

      Oh wow, that sounds like it’ll be amazing when you do it! x

  7. 06/11/2015 / 6:24 am

    Aah I’ve been doing the same since the boys were born! Not on the same background each month but a monthly pic on the day they were born. I love seeing the year in photos of how they’ve grown 🙂 Thanks so much for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday — hope to see you again next week! x
    Caro | http://www.thetwinklediaries.co.uk

    • 06/11/2015 / 9:47 am

      It’s so nice to do isn’t it! I love seeing how much they change and grow! x

  8. 06/01/2016 / 12:50 am

    Oh, how beautiful! I planned to take photos of my twins on the same Winnie the Pooh blanket to show how they were growing, but it certainly didn’t happen monthly. It was pretty incredible to compare a photo of them at age 7 holding the blanket next to one of them on it at 7 months, though! Thank you for linking with #TwinklyTuesday.

    • 06/04/2017 / 2:11 am

      Oh I bet that’s fab having those photos for comparison! I’m hoping to keep taking photos each year now with her blanket, will be great when she’s 7 to see how she’s changed! x

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