Sarah Dipity


breathtaking • moments • captured

The Milestone Experience

That sweet newborn stage quickly came and went, and now you have a cute, alert, happy little baby that is ready to take on the world! Babies are incredible… within the first year of a baby’s life, they go through so much transition, so much growth and learning. As a Central New Jersey Milestone Baby Photographer, it’s amazing to see how quickly babies can learn a new task. From holding their heads up to laughing hysterically at a game of peek-a-boo, baby photography is so important to freeze those moments in time like 1st birthday cake smash sessions!

As a baby photographer, I love being able to follow my little clients as they grow. The most popular times to document in a baby’s life are these: the newborn stage, three months, six months and one year. Three to four months is typically the age where babies begin to let out cute, little laughs on purpose.  Eye contact is a big deal, and they are able to hold their heads up quite a bit more than in the weeks prior. Baby sessions at this stage, including the Chinese tradition of photographing baby to celebrate his or her 100th day of life, are often captured in the studio, where baby can be comfortable laying down on soft blankets, baby props and beanbags for tummy-time style images. Sessions can also be held outdoors, but at this age, mom or dad will be doing a lot of baby-holding to keep baby happy and comfortable.

Six to nine months is a great age to photograph. Babies at this age are learning to sit on their own, laugh a little harder and keep focus a bit more. These sitter milestone baby photography sessions can take place either outside or in the studio, as baby will be able to handle sitting (assisted with props or on his/her own) in both environments.

The 1st year portrait session is also a great one. Baby is learning to stand (assisted) and is starting to discover new and exciting things in his/her environment. This is a great age to capture baby in studio or outdoors with a few age-appropriate props & of course celebrate surviving the 1st year with cake - the smash & splash sessions are one of the most popular choices during baby's 1st year!

Adorable Babies...
3, 6, 9 months, one year, and all those months in between… every milestone deserves to be celebrated!

Milestone sessions are perfect for tummy time, sitter stage, baptism portraits & of course birthdays!

After the newborn stage baby's personality really starts to come out around 3/4 months old making them giggly & oh so cute. Then by 6-8 months they are so proud and happy to just sit there & smile making it one of the best times to capture perfect baby portraits of your non-mobile baby!

Plus I can't get enough of adorable themed birthday parties! This is a super fun way to get unique, creative and unforgettable photos of your little bundle of joy! Setting up a cake smash photo session usually requires a lot of work. But the result is always worth it!

Let's chat about what milestone's you want to capture of your sweet child & contact me today at links above or below.

1. Say Hello

Cake Smash sessions are typically scheduled M/Th/F afternoons or Sat/Sun if a weekend is needed.

You will decide on length of session & any add on like Smash & splash or family photos.

Together, we will come up with a super fun theme or color scheme for your little one’s session. From colors to outfits, we will work together to come up with just the perfect setup for such a special day. I have a ton of banners and backdrops in different colors to match or compliment the color scheme you have chosen.

 I like to keep things relatively simple, to keep focus on baby, and the end result is a timeless, fun and happy set of images to remember this time in baby's life.

2. Schedule it

If you don’t want the full smash and splash you can tailor the shoot to your requirements & theme depending on the milestone we're capturing.

There are so many themes to choose from here are just a few….. Princess, Little Prince, Sun, Moon & Stars, Safari, Wild one, Jungle, Mickey/Minnie Mouse, Florals, Rainbows, Vintage, Dunkin', Italian, Tacos, Pinks, Blues, Golds, Pastel the list is endless….

Don’t have a particular theme or colors in mind? There are so many creative ideas for cake smash photos. And don’t worry, I will set it all up for you, outfits, backgrounds, props etc…  Just bring the baby, cake, & a towel (for smash & splash session).

3. Planning it

Depending on the milestone we're capturing will depend on the recommended length of session, background choices  what to bring,

Smash & Splash sessions are special occasions that are three photoshoots in one. Have a photoshoot of your baby in an outfit of your choice (or 2), smash a cake and then have some photographs taken in a baby tub, while they enjoy splashing about.

Other sessions like for tummy time, sitter or baptism portraits will be much more laid back & maybe simple solid colored backgrounds and little to no props are best for those types of session.

Always brings a favorite toy, snack, & bottle/sippy cup.  A prep guide will be sent out prior to certain session types like cake smash sessions.

4. Your Session

Within 10 days of our session you will receive a proofing gallery via email for you to browse & choose your favorite images from. This proof gallery will be unedited & will include all the usable images we captured during your session.
You will have 1 week to decide on your favorite images and once I receive those choices the editing process will begin.
Your final gallery will be sent via email within 2 weeks later which is when you will choose the heirloom products you'd like to own & proudly display wether in albums, wall art, or folio boxes. 
I'm here to help you design, order & display your photographs professionally from start to finish.

5. Your Photographs

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The Milestone Process

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collections  from $450

Portrait Sessions in  Central New Jersey Photography Studio:
90 Minute Session - 4 backdrop choices, 1 outfit per backdrop
Fee: $950 (20 digital images) 
60 Minute Session - 3 backdrop choices, 1 outfit per backdrop
Fee: $750 (15 digital images)
30 Minute Session - 2 backdrop choices, 1 outfit per backdrop
Fee: $550 (10 digital images)
OVER 200 Studio backgrounds to choose from here!

Have a custom background request or a new theme not yet available on the website?
Inquire about a brand new setup for your little one's session for an additional fee of $100

Add ons: 
Each of the following will include 15 extra minutes...
Cake smash sessions (you provide the cake): +$150
Smash & Splash (cake smash + baby bath tub after cake): +$200
Make it a family session with parents: +$100
Additional children after 3: +$50
Pets(up to 2): +$50 



Milestone Session Pricing

Sarah has been our family photographer since she took newborn pictures of our first baby. She’s kind, professional, creative and beyond talented. She has captured moments that I will cherish for a life time. Simply put, she is the best!

Angela K.

Sarah is amazing. Not only has she photographed my maternity and my sons newborn pictures, she also did a very special 30th birthday cake smash for me! Working with her is so easy and natural. I love having her works of art up on our walls for our family and friends to see! Thanks Sarah!


I absolutely adore Sarah. Not only is she a great photographer but her communication, dedication, and love for every single client is outstanding. Sarah truly goes above and beyond. We have used her for my first sons newborn, cake smash and splash, and 2 years of Christmas and are extremely excited to use her again for our second son due in November. I always seem to come up with random question that Sarah never hesitates to answer. There is no one better & it's always such an easy and smooth process.


We had such a great experience for newborn pictures and 1st birthday cake smash. For the newborn pictures, we really wanted to include our 2 dogs and Sarah was so accommodating. The pictures came out amazing and we received so many compliments. She had a great selection of backgrounds, outfits and accessories. Highly recommend using them for photos!


Sarah has been taking our family's photos outdoors for the last 7 years. We are always so happy with the shots she turns around. She is open to ideas, super patient with kids (and adults), and has a true talent for capturing beautiful smiles in wonderful backgrounds. Her turnaround time is quick as well. I won't go to any other photographer and definitely recommend her to our friends!


Sarah has been taking our family's photos outdoors for the last 7 years. We are always so happy with the shots she turns around. She is open to ideas, super patient with kids (and adults), and has a true talent for capturing beautiful smiles in wonderful backgrounds. Her turnaround time is quick as well. I won't go to any other photographer and definitely recommend her to our friends!


Love, love, love the photos Sarah took of our baby girl for her first birthday. I knew I was going to enjoy working with Sarah from the very beginning. She responded to my inquiry in a timely manner and was very clear and thorough with communicating process, scheduling and all of the details. Her platforms for scheduling and planning were so easy to navigate and also very thorough. Sarah was also very helpful with developing our theme and wardrobe. I can’t thank Sarah enough for capturing such a beautiful milestone in our family’s life. Can’t wait to have our family photos done with Sarah.


Best photographer ever!! I have nothing but amazing things to say about Sarah. She is truly amazing at her craft! Sarah photographed both my daughter and sons newborn pictures, and just recently my daughters communion photos. She has shot both studio and outdoor session for my family, you can’t go wrong with either. She has just a natural talent and has a great eye for capturing the perfect picture! If you are looking for a down to earth, pure raw talent then Sarah is the photographer for you!! You won’t be disappointed!


Sarah is so wonderful to work with. I’ve worked with her for 2 of my daughters for newborn and 1st birthday. She always has new creative ideas and even has the outfits and accessories for baby and big sisters!

Kelly F.

Sarah is the best of the best and we love everything about her. Her professionalism and warmth are carried into her photos. She has handled our babies from birth with such love and care and we are so thankful for the memories she has captured that we will cherish forever.

Meg W.

I had my daughter's 1st Birthday cake smash photo shoot done with Sarah. I was very happy with how the photos came out. I had a certain theme that I was set on using and Sarah was able to review backdrops that she had (there were many) and decide on two. My daughter has a lot of separation anxiety and was crying at first. Sarah was very patient and was able to turn the shoot around so we were able to get some beautiful images! I would recommend!

Michele d.

Sarah is an absolutely amazing photographer. She started with the birth of my daughter and 9 years later, she's photographed both of my children and our family multiple times a year. She is incredible with children of all ages, especially newborns. She has such a gift and I highly recommend her for all of your newborn, children and family photos!

Jen U.

Sarah has a gift for taking an uncooperative baby/child/family and getting the most beautiful pictures out of them! There is no one else I would ever let photograph my family!

Gina S.

Sarah is talented and patient with our kids. I would highly recommend Sarah for your family pictures.

joy w.

Sarah is not only a fantastic artist/photographer, she is also a fine human being with a sharp mind and a big, loving heart! She took photos for our 25th wedding anniversary and she nailed it! Every photo was a keeper, and we had a really fun time doing it. We can't recommend her enough! You won't be disappointed. She is the real deal!

John R.

I have been using Sarah for every milestone experienced during the last 9 years. She is amazing! Every session is handled with such care and attention.

Michelle s.

Beautiful & fun sessions that
result in artwork on your walls


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