Birthday Milestone: No Cake Smash?

baby close up portrait

Birthday milestone with no cake smash? No problem. It doesn’t have to be all about the sugar and making a mess. There is lots of time for cake, for this session we focused on capturing the baby’s personality and gorgeous smile. After all, these photos can be used for more than just nostalgia. They are wall-worthy with her adorable outfits and larger than life personality!

baby girl sitting on bench with balloons
happy baby
Baby girl smiling birthday portrait
birthday balloons and tutu

Baby Portraits: To Theme or Not to Theme

The ultimate decision is yours. The session is created custom to your taste and preferences. Your consultation is where we discuss the direction of the shoot and any special requests. Personally, the less ‘stuff’ the better. The images become timeless and lend themselves over the years. Birthday milestones can be as messy or a simple as you’d like. Taking a look through our Instagram section you’ll see the diversity in the photos.

baby girl on set in floral dress
birthday milestone
Birthday Milestone portrait
playing with toes laying on back
baby girl laughing on set sitting
baby girl playing with toes on set
baby toes close up

Photography Rules

Babies of this age are not usually able to stand. Their milestones include being able to sit, shuffle, scoot, and crawl. They communicate the best they can with body language and pointing and can walk/stand assisted. Being able to capture a few of these are really the goal of the session and often times baby-lead. The session is very active. First of all, we have a tiny human with a big personality that has developed strong preferences. These preferences can’t be communicated very well, so it is our job to read them. Being camera shy is an obstacle in every birthday milestone session. We’ll take some time getting to know one another and make sure the experience is both personal and memorable.

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