Congratulations! You’ve made it through baby’s first year and now it’s time to celebrate!! Whether this is your first go around at getting your little one to their first birthday or you’ve done it three times before, it is an extremely exciting milestone and what better way to capture such a historic time than with photos.

If you haven’t caught on yet, I love photography! Especially getting photos of all the special moments that seem to fly by in the blink of an eye. One of the main reasons I decided to go into the photography business was because I enjoyed capturing milestone photos of my kiddos. Which quickly translated into me taking too many pictures of my own kids, so I expanded my reach to help other parents capture precious moments as their littles went through life.

Other than newborn photography, first birthdays are perhaps one of my favorite milestones to photograph. They are moving from that cuddly newborn stage to an active, unpredictable toddler stage. During the session, I like to capture a range of emotions and expressions that document your child’s growth while creating lasting memories you can treasure for years to come. From joy and excitement to curiosity and contemplation, these photos will be a cherished reminder of your child’s personality and character at this age.

But why stop there?!

A first birthday milestone is not only significant for the child but also for the whole family. So why not take the opportunity to throw in some family photos as well? After all, the whole family is celebrating this special milestone and it’s a great time to capture some group shots. These photos will showcase the love within your family and how you are a complete unit and have been for a full year now.

For an additional dosage of fun, you may consider a cake smash portion to your photo session in anticipation of your little one’s first birthday party. This is where your baby (practically toddler) gets to dig into a cake and make a mess while a photographer captures all the fun… or, in the case of my children, just daintily taste test the frosting.

A first birthday photo session with family photos and a cake smash can be a wonderful way to celebrate such a momentous time while creating lasting memories for your family. It’s a wonderful way to document your family’s history complete with photos you’ll be grateful for in the years to come. So if you’re looking for an excuse to celebrate your little one’s first birthday for longer than just one day, book a first birthday photo session by getting in touch here! I can’t wait to see you on the other side of the lens to celebrate!