Your little one’s first birthday is such a special milestone and with a little planning and inspiration, you can perfectly capture every second of this wonderful day.
Before I get started I want to mention that this week I'm participating in what we call a blog circle. These circles are so you can link around and see what others are up to. At the end of this post I'll have a link to a great article about creative habits that help you grow as a photographer, you won't want to miss it. But before I share that lets get down to the business of 1st birthday photo shoot ideas!
Here are a few cake smash alternatives for you to consider as you plan baby’s 1st birthday:
Bring in the ball pit. A small inflatable pool and some colorful plastic balls are all you need for the perfect birthday photoshoot. Not only will this prop bring some lovely colors into the photos but it gives your little one something to interact and have fun with too.
Blow up some balloons. Balloons have been a part of everyone’s childhood and they also make for a fun and colorful addition to any photoshoot. Decide on a color theme and a setting and add some balloons for a playful morning or afternoon. Place the balloons in the garden, in your little one’s crib or tie them to the back of a unique chair or onto a basket for some great shots.
Bubbles! Incorporating bubbles into your photoshoot will give it a natural and playful feel. Place your child in a small tub filled with bubbles or have them sit in the garden while you blow bubbles for them to enjoy and play with.
It’s all in the outfit. Sometimes all you need for the perfect 1st birthday photoshoot is a cute outfit. This could mean putting your little girl in a sweet pink tutu or giving your little boy a cute cowboy hat to pose in. You can keep the background simple or create a backdrop to match their outfit.
Whatever you decide to do, have a nice outfit ready for yourself and your partner so that you can jump in a few of the shots and share this special moment with your little one.
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