A one year photo session is a fun, joyful way to commemorate the milestone of your little one’s first birthday and we create images to treasure forever! We would be honored to capture this important milestone in your family’s life. They are typically done in studio to work around nap times for baby, but outdoor sessions are available depending on weather and time of year.
The outfit your baby wears will be an important part of the session. We recommend choosing simple outfits that fit the personality of your baby, as well as your home. Since these will be displayed in your home, we suggest staying away from wild patterns, themes, characters and logos. Keeping the babies outfit simple will ensure the focus is on the baby and not their clothing. If your session is in the studio, baby does not need to wear shoes/socks. We love baby feet!
$300 weekday / $350 weekend
30 minute session
30 fully edited high resolution images
password protected online gallery
Add on a film to your session: $250
*All sessions are for baby only. Please book a family session to include mom, dad or siblings.
If you will be adding a Cake Smash, here are some details!
CAKE: I would love to be able to provide this for my clients, but due to possible food allergens etc, it is unfortunately a liability for me, so I have the parents bring the cake. Stay away from fondant as it can be a chocking hazard. Chocolate tends to not photograph as well (looks like mud 🙂 as a white cake does. Also red and blue can be hard to get off baby. I personally love the simpler cakes and how they photograph.
Once we bring in the cake, this portion usually takes about 20 minutes; we let your baby set the pace, as some little ones are eager to dig into the cake and others are more hesitant and need some encouragement. If your baby is shy about digging into the frosting, you might have to get in there and show them how it’s done.
Sometimes, baby may not be too sure of the cake. Please bring along a favorite snack such as cheerios, puffs, etc. in case we need to stuff them into the back of the cake to add interest. Please bring along a sippy cup of water as cake does make baby thirsty.
Don’t be alarmed if your baby doesn’t tear away at the frosting immediately. Some babies eat neatly while others dive right in. Some babies need a little assistance from mom or dad to figure out what to do. It is a process that should be exciting for both of you. Please be aware that not all babies enjoy smashing their cake and it is possible that your child will be cry if they do not like it. Just roll with it! I personally love the crying shots of my children looking back at them!
THEME: Most parents have already purchased items to use at the party. Some of those items work great incorporated into the session. We can chat about your ideas and what will work best! I love a good theme, but prefer to keep it minimal. For me as an artist, it is more important to focus on your baby rather than the decorations. Choosing colors for a cake smash can be tough. I suggest choosing colors (or a theme) that matches the nursery or their birthday party theme.
THE MESS: Giving a cake to a baby surely makes a mess. My studio has a sink that you are welcomed to use. Either way, I recommend bringing wipes, a towel and a change of clothing for the whole family! Scroll down to read about adding a bubble bath to the end of the session!
* Please add 6.25% sales tax – my business is fully insured, licensed and registered in Texas.