I had a wonderful Fall season photographing families and children for their holiday photos. Although I loved every second of this time, I had very little time to keep up with blogging. Now that the dust has settled, I am finally catching up on blogging some of the newborns and birthdays that I photographed recently.
I love photographing first birthdays, especially when they involve cake smashes. My studio birthday portrait packages include two sets. Because a lot of what I do involves lifestyle photography, I usually encourage clients to utilize one of the more natural set ups that my studio provides, such as my bed or teal velvet couch. I find that these set ups allow for more natural images as opposed to children being posed on a rigid backdrop. Now don’t get me wrong, I love the clean and classic look that my backdrops provide, but I find that you will be more likely to hang an image in your home of your child on a bed or seated on a couch.
My recent client wanted a rainbow themed set for her beautiful daughter’s first birthday. She said because her daughters outfit was so bright in color, she wanted a set that would not overpower it. My sets for cake smashes are always uncluttered and I use very soft and neutral backdrop colors. I want the focus of every image to be on your child and unnecessary props will detract from that.
I love that my client chose a beautiful boho white lace romper for her daughter to wear for her photos on the velvet couch. These images are not only beautiful, but timeless as well. I love that I was able to catch this quick smiles. Baby was very shy and I had to work quickly to capture those smiles.
Here are a few of my favorites from this little beauty’s photo session.
If you are interested in booking a birthday session, contact me.