first birthday

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First Birthday sessions

Pure, simple, natural

Baby's first birthday is a huge milestone and deserves to be documented. That first year with a new baby is hard and when baby turns one it's a celebration not only for your child, but for you as parents. You did it! You conquered arguably the hardest year.


You can choose to capture baby in-studio, outdoors or in your own home.


The Studio First Birthday Session focuses on capturing baby’s fun personality! These sessions have a minimalistic and simple style. My goal is to capture your baby just as they are, in a natural style. My first birthday sessions do not include themed props and backdrops (like unicorns, mickey mouse, woodland theme) or real cake smashes. But what this session does include is traditional portraits (baby looking at the camera), as well all their unique expressions, candid moments, and intimate details of their tiny hands and feet. I have a full studio wardrobe of outfits that photograph beautifully that you are welcome to use. I also have a nice collection of wooden toys to keep baby engaged and still, including a wooden cake prop that is perfect for first birthday photos, without all the mess and cost of a real cake.


I schedule studio birthday sessions when baby is 11 months old so that we can capture them before they start walking, which makes it much more difficult to photograph them in a small space. Also it allows families to have their gallery images edited and printed for displaying at baby's birthday party.


In the warmer months, we can involve the whole family in an outdoor session either before or after baby turns one!


If it's winter time and you prefer a more relaxed vibe, consider an in-home lifestyle family session.



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