The 1st birthday milestone is huge. The first year sees more changes in such a short amount of time than any other time of a person’s life. From a tiny, fragile and dependant newborn baby to the emerging personality of a one-year-old, often standing and about to (or already have), taking those first steps to independence, what better way to celebrate than with a very special birthday session.
I’ve photographed this beautiful little girl as a newborn, as an 8-month-old and now as a 1-year-old. Isn’t she just the sweetest little thing!
Awww this little Mickey is the cutest mouse ever! He was fortunate to have his own very special birthday shoot… on his actual birthday! Mum supplied his outfit and cake and I provided the decorations. I’m usually quite neutral but just loved the burst of colour.
It’s best to plan your cake smash/first birthday session a few weeks in advance if possible. I usually just do a colour scheme of your choice and add simple decorations with some balloons and a bunting and a romper/outfit if you do not have one for baby to get messy in, but I do have a few options I’m hoping to test out later this year. I just love doing these sessions so much.
Check out a few of my own favourites from this cuties 1st birthday cake smash session!
I hope everyone is having a great start to the new year, cuddling your new babies or patiently waiting your little one to arrive! I have an amazing model call competition to kick off the new year… every newborn baby session held in 2020 will go into a draw to win a SITTER AND FIRST BIRTHDAY full session packages!!! At the end of every month starting January, I will randomly draw one of my newborn baby clients to come back when they are able to sit unaided and at 1 years old for a very special birthday session. I’m looking to giveaway 12 of these double sessions. Why am I doing this? It’s because I want to do more older babies with cheeky smiles wearing one of my outfits to add to my portfolio galleries. Book in your newborn sessions now for a chance to win 2 sessions with full galleries included.
Terms and conditions:
Winners must allow their images to be shared online on any of my websites and marketing materials.
Photographs will be taken in my style. Props and outfits will be included to add variety and interest.
Winners may also bring their own special outfit to the session.
First birthday sessions includes a bath prop, balloons, a bunting, and an outfit. A cake is not included but winners may bring one to include a cake smash in the session if desired.
This little cutie took out the happiest baby ever award! He was non stop smiling for most of his first birthday cake smash session, although a little perplexed and hesitant towards the cake. He really was having the greatest time. I absolutely loved him!
These cake smash sessions are soooo much fun! They fall under my General sessions and I can provide simple decorations such as a bunting and balloons in the colour scheme of your choice. A simple romper outfit can be provided too if you have nothing o coordinate with the chosen colours.
Because of some allergy issues, I currently do not provide the cake but it is something I am looking into for the future. Parents bring in their own cake of choice along with any additional props they may wish to incorporate into the session. A couple of outfit changes as well, and parents end up with a wide variety of images.
Cake smash sessions are best booked at least 4 to 6 weeks in advance so colour schemes and outfits can be coordinated and sourced before the session date.
First birthday cake smash sessions are so much fun. Theres so much to celebrate being one years old and why not do it with a bit of added colour, decorations and a studio photo session! This cutie was very hesitant when she first arrived. I was getting those typical blank stares and frozen moments 🙂 She wasn’t all that interested in the cake either, she wasn’t too keen on touching or tasting it, so I brought out a wooden spoon and then the fun began. Splattering cake pieces everywhere, I can truly say that she smashed the cake. And she did it well!
We moved quickly to the bath setup and thats when those huge smiles started. She loved splashing around in the tub and by this time she was having a great time (there is something about water that makes a lot of babies very very happy!).
A quick bath and towel dry, surprisingly, this little sweetheart was still in a reasonably good mood so we finished off with a few backlit shots. Here are just a few of my favourites I quickly chose from her gallery. Happy first birthday little one! <3
What a little sweetheart this gorgeous girl was! I loved this session so much. I don’t normally do much in the way of props but I always welcome parents bringing in their own to make their babys session unique and special just for them.
Here are just a few of my favourite images (it was hard to choose by the way) from 13 month old Miss I’s General session. She ended up with a very full gallery due to being such a little superstar! As I myself find it hard to pick and choose favourites, I don’t expect my clients to do that hard task either, so all my packages are all inclusive of all edited images taken on the day minus misfires and duplicates. My clients can choose in their own time which images they love the most 🙂