I’m not exactly sure how the past year went by so fast, but here it was Miss T’s one year session! One of the BEST parts of being a Sanford baby photographer is watching newborns grow into smiley, active one year olds! With a Watch Me Grow Package I can capture three distinct stages in your little one’s first year. Take a peek at Miss T’s studio newborn and sitting-up sessions to see how much she has grown!
Styling a one year old/cake smash session is so much fun! I send parents a little overview with some ideas. I provide the banners (not always used in outdoor locations) and a cake stand. I also have small chairs, crates, quilts, blankets and puffs. Not interested in a cake? There are so many other things we can do! Balloons add a super cute touch, too. Some of my favorite images to celebrate turning one are of the one year holding one simple balloon.
I start each session with a few portraits. This is a great time for a few family shots, too! I recommend bringing two outfits or locks. One for the portraits and one for the “birthday celebration”. Just be warned, if it’s a cake smash it may get messy! I bring lots of clean-up gear on location and I have a bathroom in my Pinehurst studio for clean-up, too.
As a Sanford baby photographer, I often get asked when we should schedule the session. It depends how you want to use the photos. Do you want to use one or two on a birthday invitation (which I am happy to design and print for you) or do you want to display the images at the birthday bash? Or are you doing the session strictly for the memories? It’s up to you! Proof images take about two weeks, so if the images need to be ready for the invitation or party, I recommend doing the session about five to six weeks before the actual birthday. I have clients who like to do the session on the baby’s actual birthday! So much fun!
Happy Birthday, Miss T! I loved being a part of you first year.
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