I learned that 6-month baby shoots can be super fun! Here's the recipe:
1 adorable baby, freshly napped and fed
1 room flooded with diffused light
Baby's favorite toys, as needed
Quick shutter speed, on burst mode
Combine all ingredients. Let the baby play, and shoot from all angles for approximately one hour. Pause as needed to allow the baby to rest. Photo shoot is done when baby cries more than smiles.
Tip: when baby doesn't feel like smiling, go for the overhead shot, the detail shot (like cute little baby toesies), or the artful crop. See more examples here.