Life flies by when you have a baby and before you know it, your baby is one year old!
Babies grow and change so quickly in their first year and a first birthday photoshoot can be a great way to capture a moment in time. The photos can serve as a reminder of how small and precious your child was at this stage.
The first year of a baby’s life is filled with so many milestones and firsts. A first birthday photoshoot is a great way to document this special milestone and capture memories that can be cherished for years to come. If you book me to capture the cake smash and bath session of your baby you will not regret it and I can assure you that fun will be had by all!
You, as parents, try to record every new development, every new word. We all do. ( I made lots of cassette tapes of gurgles & other nonsense ). We photograph or film their pure excitement at eating, the first time they walk and make a mental note of their delightful gafs some of which replace the true intended word in your vocabulary. One of my favourites is my daughter’s attempt to say upside down, she said, ‘up spy down’.
But when you spend the time with a professional specialised baby photographer, you will get beautiful photos that are worth decorating your walls with, or creating an heirloom album to be cherished forever or even be given as gifts to family members, particularly appreciated by grandparents.
As a photographer, I used my children’s birthdays as a great excuse to take out my professional camera and take some memorable shots which we used to make birthday cards with. My husband printed them, together we were a great team! But, I often omitted to include myself and my hubby. This is where I come in to make sure that you have beautiful photos of YOU the parents, with your BABY as well as striking photos recording this milestone of your baby’s first birthday. As one of my clients accurately said, ‘You will never be more beautiful than you are today’.
Here are a few photos that I took of my family to show you how I value family photography, just the last photo was taken by my husband.
I have not seen a stronger bond than that of a mother or a father with their baby or a sibling with their baby sister or brother. It’s so powerful and I feel that my inner power and passion is to document this as truly and as powerfully as I can.
With me, you would get a chance to really show your love for your child. These will be the photos most cherished by your children. I have seen the effect of good portraits of father-daughter or grandfather-grand-daughter can have on the child. It gives them confidence knowing that they are truly loved and an inner sense of calm and a deep connection to their parent(s)/grandparent.
A first birthday is a wonderful way to create memories that can be treasured by both parents and their child(ren). The photos can be used to decorate your home, create photo albums or even be given as gifts to family members, particularly appreciated by grandparents.
A photoshoot can be a great opportunity for parents and their child to bond and spend quality time together. The process of getting ready, choosing outfits and posing for photos can be a fun and meaningful experience for all those involved.
A first birthday photoshoot is a great way to celebrate your child’s first year of life. It’s an opportunity to create special memories and mark the occasion in a meaningful way. It can help boost their self-esteem as they grow older. Looking back at these photos can remind them of how loved and celebrated they were on their first birthday.
Seeing themselves in photographs with their family can help children develop a sense of belonging and connection to their family. This can be especially important for adopted children or children who have experienced transitions such as a move or a change in childcare.
Encourages creativity and self-expression: For older children, participating in a first birthday photoshoot can encourage creativity and self-expression. They may enjoy helping to choose their own outfits, props and poses, and may feel a sense of pride in the finished product.
Overall, a first birthday photoshoot can be a wonderful way to celebrate, create memories and capture a special milestone in a baby’s life. It can help strengthen relationships, boost self-esteem, and foster a sense of belonging and connectedness.
If you would like to discuss the possibility of booking a shoot with me, please book an initial chat at your convenience, we can meet up either in my studio or on Zoom. We can discuss your ideas, your style and I would explain how it all works. Once you make a reservation and pay the deposit, I would send you a document to help you prepare our shoot together & another to help me to get to know you better.
Here is a a first birthday shoot that I shot recently of a gorgeous family. We got so many beautiful photos from the shoot, the family were just a dream.