Fun First Birthday Pictures

If there is anything I love as much as newborn photography, it’s first year sessions. I love creating fun first birthday pictures for families to enjoy for years to come. It’s such an important milestone. So many wonderful things happen during a little one’s first year and it’s so much fun celebrating with parents and, of course, the birthday kid themselves!

Every first birthday session starts with a few traditional set-ups, just like a newborn session. I have many different props and outfits available to use. From hair ties to rompers to baskets and buckets, I’ve got it all.

After our traditional set-ups, the fun really begins. How could eating cake not be fun, right? The way to create fun first birthday pictures is to come up with a theme or a color scheme. I have mom and dad choose and then I handle the rest. It’s awesome to really let my creative side come out.

Mom wanted a fall theme for her little ones cake smash. Instead of using traditional fall colors, we decided to go a little more girly and incorporate pinks and golds. I just love how it turned out. And this little lady just loved her cake! Usually if there is any cake left, we send it home for the parents to enjoy but, not this time. There wasn’t a bit of this cake that went untouched. She demolished it which made for some really fun first birthday pictures.

Here are a few of my favorite. Enjoy!

One year old in green box with green romper smiling at the camera while at Photography by Lindsay studio.
Two images of baby girl wearing cream lace romper and sitting on wood backdrop while smiling at camera.
Two images of one year old girl in pink romper with pink backdrop while at Photography by Lindsay studio.
Two images of 12 month old in cream lace romper and sitting on wooden chair at Photography by Lindsay studio.
image of 12 month old wearing pink romper and looking up at the camera while at Photography by Lindsay studio.
First birthday photo shoot with balloons, cake and pink and white pumpkins.
Fun first birthday pictures of baby girl eating cake with balloons, pumpkins and flowers.
Fall first birthday photo shoot with cake, pumpkins, balloons, flowers.
Baby girl eating first birthday cake while smiling at camera and wearing pink romper.
One year old sticking entire face in first birthday cake while at Photography by Lindsay studio.
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KRYSTAL SANDEFUR - Oh my word, I just need to have this baby mmmmkay? Like for real. The way you were able to get her to connect with the camera? Staaaaahhhhp! What a classic beautiful session.

Kandi - Now that girl knows how to eat cake!! Face first!!! I can’t stop smiling looking at these gorgeous images! It’s so fun to see how much they have grown since being a newborn! She has the most gorgeous baby blue eyes!! Beautiful work!

Katie - Oh my goodness!!! What adorable setups for such a cute baby! Absolutely gorgeous images. Stunning work!

Aneta - Beautiful set up . Seems like the little one had tons of fun

Madison Thomson - Oh she is just too cute! I love all of your set ups!

Liz - I have never seen pink pumpkins before and I’m in LOVF! How did you do that?!!

Shannon Payne - Those cake smash photos are AMAZING! Her expressions are priceless! This looks like such a fun session. Great work!

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