Ashlie Behm


Gorgeous Baby Milestone Photography

Baby with big brown eyes laying on belly holding up his head with a big gummy grin. Baby is about 6 months old and dressed in a white romper and laying on a white blanket.

Minimal. Timeless. Gorgeous. Baby Milestone Photography in Portland, Oregon

Looking for minimal and timeless baby milestone portrait photography in Portland, Oregon? Then you’ve come to the right spot!

You scheduled your Portland Maternity Photography Session and Oregon Newborn Photography Session. Now what? 

I am participating in a blog circle this month and am sharing a link to another amazing photographer in Minnesota! Be sure to check out her link at the end of this blog post.

First Year Milestones

Now, it’s time to think about all of the exciting milestones your baby is going to go through during their first year of life. Things like rolling over, touching toes, sitting up, crawling, standing, walking… the list goes on. There are so many sweet milestones that happen in such a short period of time. The best way to cherish these moments is with a baby milestone session.

We’ll create beautiful keepsakes of your baby’s biggest achievements throughout their first year. Many of the families I work with love to schedule their milestone sessions around 3 months, 6 months, 9 months and/or 1 year. Although every baby is different, typically around the aforementioned months we get to see a new development, from rolling over to crawling to walking. 


Most of the families I work with choose to enroll in my Baby Plan membership which includes 4 sessions in a 15 month time period. For a 4 session plan I recommend: Maternity, Newborn, Sitter, and First Birthday Sessions. 

You can choose a petite baby milestone photography session of just baby or a full family milestone session. 

We might be a great fit for your baby’s milestone photos if you:

  • Love neutrals
  • Are looking for a minimalist approach
  • Want help figuring out outfits for the whole family
  • Are excited to get pampered a bit and have someone else do your hair and makeup
  • Want an experienced photographer who will keep your session laid-back and easy
  • Desire heirloom quality artwork of your images

Your baby is only going to be this tiny once. Their first year is going to fly by faster than you can possibly imagine (at least that’s been my experience…). I’m here to help you preserve these beautiful moments together as a family with stunning images that you will cherish for years and years to come. And every time you pick up their first year album or look at those fine art framed prints on the wall. You will thank yourself for investing in these memories.

Petite Baby milestone photography sessions take place at my home studio in SE Portland. Full Family milestone sessions can either take place at my home studio or at one of my pre-approved locations for outdoor portraits.

My approach to baby milestone photography is minimalist.

I use neutral backdrops so that your images will stand the test of time. I will use natural, wooden non-toxic toys for babies to play with and to help grab their attention. These types of toys photograph beautifully and still keep your images focused on your baby. 

If you love minimalism and neutral tones and colors; you want a stress-free, done-for-you experience where you don’t have to worry about doing your hair and makeup, what to wear for your session, or how and where you’re going to print your images after your session is over. Then friend, we are going to get along great! 

Check out these images from a recent baby milestone photography session and head on over to my Portland Baby Portrait Photographer page to read some frequently asked questions and my answers to them. 

5 month old baby boy with his mom in the image on the right. They are both dressed in white. Mom is in a beautiful white designer gown with ruffles and lace details. Baby is in a White Lou Lou & Co romper. In the image on the left Mom is sitting and holding baby up and looking at him. In the image on the right baby is on his hands and knees and looking in front with a little grin on his face. Baby milestone photos at Portland photography studio.
Mom is holding baby and kissing his nose. Mom has long dark hair and is dressed in white. Baby is also dressed in white.
Left-side image: Mom is snuggling with her baby and you can see baby's face over mom's shoulder. He has a big gummy grin on his face. Image on the right: Mom and Dad are sitting next to each other on a bench and holding their five month old baby in their lap. Everyone is dressed in light, neutral colors and smiling at the camera.
5 month old baby in sage green romper laying on back with a big grin on his face. Mom's hand is coming in from the bottom of the image and tickling his belly.
Family of 3. Mom, Dad and five month old baby. Everyone is dressed in light neutral colors. In the image on the left, baby is sitting up in a moses basket and mom and dad are sitting behind him and holding him up with their hands. Mom and dad have their temples touching and are cuddled close to one another. In the image on the right, dad is holding baby up and mom is standing behind dad looking up at baby.
Dad dressed in light, neutral colors is holding 5 month old baby and their cheeks are touching. Baby is smiling off camera. Dad is smiling towards the camera.
Five month old baby boy in sage green romper from Lou Lou & Co. The image on the left he is sitting, assisted by mom, and he's reaching down to touch his toes. In the image on the right he is laying on his back with his feet in the air and he is smiling up that the camera.
Five month old baby dressed in a white Lou Lou & Co. romper is laying down in a Moses basket and looking up at the camera. Parents are sitting near him, looking down at him and holding his hands. Portland milestone photography session.
Image on the left shows a mom with her 5 month old baby. she is holding him up face out and kissing him on his temple. He is looking right at the camera with a straight-face. Image on the Right: Mom is holding baby outwards and resting her cheek on his head. Baby has a big smile and is looking at the camera. Mom has a small close-lipped smile.
Five month old baby with brown eyes dressed in a white romper has a big smile on his face and is looking right at the camera.

Baby Rompers can be found at Lou Lou & Company. They are so soft and perfect for Baby Milestone Photography Sessions.

Ready to Reserve Your Date?

Baby Plan Package

You can make things easy on yourself and sign up for my Baby Plan package which is by far my most popular with growing Portland families. This package includes:

Up to 4 sessions to be used within 15 months of booking

Most families use this for Maternity, Newborn, Sitter Session and First Birthday Session

Access to Client Studio Wardrobe

I have a size inclusive wardrobe with over 60 feminine dresses for Mamas to choose from and over 30 different pieces for babies sized Newborn – 18 months

A set of custom birth announcements

I have created many beautiful options for you to send photos to your family and friends showing off your sweet new bundle of joy. 

Online ordering appointment after each session

Your ordering appointment takes place from the comfort of your own home about 3 weeks after your session. You’ll view a slideshow of your images which includes some stunning artwork mock-ups of what your images could look like in an heirloom album or in framed prints on the wall. 

Heirloom album + wall art design services

I’ll guide you through the process of printing your favorite images in a way that will help you hold onto these memories in a beautiful form forever. Whether that’s an heirloom album for your coffee table or fine art prints for your wall. Together, we’ll make sure that your photos come to life in your home and don’t get lost on outdated technology. 

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Ashlie specializes in Maternity, Newborn, Baby, and Family Photography. Serving the Portland, Oregon area including Lake Oswego, West Linn, Beaverton, Hillsdale, Tigard, Wilsonville, Tualatin, Vancouver, Sylvan-Brindlemile, Irvington/Grant Park, SW Hills, Multnomah Village, Cedar Mill, Bethany, Nob Hill, and Sellwood.

Welcome and thanks for stopping by. Interested in chatting about baby milestone photography for your little one? You’ve come to the right place. Photographing every big milestone of your baby’s first year is my passion. 

Worried about outfits for your little one? No problem. I’ve carefully curated a baby client wardrobe for you to borrow from for your baby’s milestone session. All of my baby clothes photograph beautifully in my studio and you don’t have to worry about buying anything new for the session. I also have a feminine wardrobe for you to borrow from with over 50 dresses to choose from. All of the dresses in my wardrobe photograph beautifully and I have a wide variety of sizes ensuring we’ll find something that’ll fit you perfectly. 

Wondering what to do with your photos after our session? Don’t worry – I’ve got you. I have a beautiful collection of heirloom quality artwork that you can choose from ensuring your photos come to life in your home and don’t get lost on your computer never to be enjoyed.

Interested in learning more? Click here to read more about the experience

Ready to book? Fantastic! Click here to fill out my contact form and I’ll be in touch within 24-48 hours of normal business operating hours. You can also email me directly at ashlie at ashliebehmphotography dot com. 

I book sessions at least six weeks plus in advance, the sooner you get in touch the better. 

Remember to check out this beautiful Roseville In Home Newborn Session by Michele Quattrin who is sharing a recent in-home newborn session.

Leave A Comment

  1. Lisa H says:

    I love baby milestone photography sessions! And adore those images!!

  2. Shannon Tessier says:

    Oh my goodness what a beautiful baby. No doubt this family will love having this milestone captured forever.

  3. The look on that baby’s face! 🙂 To die for. Lovely post and super informative!

  4. These images are stunning! I love a milestone session – the family will cherish these I’m sure!

  5. gillian says:

    Oh these photos made me smile! I wish I had milestone photos of when my kiddos were little! These are so great!

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