How to Style Milestone Blocks

December 04, 2020 2 min read

We've all played with blocks as kids, right?

So we know there's more than one way to stack, destroy, and repeat.

Fast forward a few years and here we are arranging, balancing, fiddling with blocks with our own babies. When it comes to milestone pictures and the photography sessions we create, some parents prefer to keep their blocks in a consistent arrangement; from week to week, or month to month, the blocks are used as a marker against baby's growth.

But what if we break out of the box and add a hint of chaos (with our photo props of course, intentionally disturbing baby is grounds for punishment).

There still may be tears when the blocks come out - not because they tumble - but because of the sheer joy in seeing your beautiful babe grow as you mark the milestones.That and the fact that the photo shoot you so meticulously created lasted for only 15 seconds.

Let's take a look at some of our favorite ways to arrange milestone blocks, courtesy of some of our amazing new parents.

1 - The Neat & Tidy

Stack them up straight, align the edges and wha-la!


2 - The Sidekick

To the left, to the right, although this may sound like a line-dance, try mixing up placement of the name or the number block.


3 - The Wabberjaw

Using the worded block as the base, prop the name block at an angle and adjust until the slant works for you. *Disclaimer alert - dependent upon baby toes and hands being far enough away to avoid knockage.


4 - The Sprinkler

Anything goes here, so long as baby cooperates once you place the blocks and doesn't try to fib about her age.

We hope you take away some new ideas on how you can incorporate milestone blocks into your next baby photo shoot.


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