If you’re tossing up whether to get photos of your baby at 8 months or 12 months, then consider that at 8 months you get a lot more variety of poses as a baby loves to be on their tummy, their back, in a crawling position and sitting up.
Once they’ve mastered standing they very rarely want to lie on their back or sit down. I’ve found most babies are more content at being fussed over into new positions or clothing changes when they are younger than 12 months when their own little personality is much stronger.
The benefits of having photos before their 1st Birthday means that the photos will be ready to use for birthday invitations. Oh and they still have chubby legs at 8 months which are adorable!