When you first hold your newborn in your arms, the world suddenly makes sense. You created this tiny human who now holds your heart, and you know you’ll cherish every moment you’re blessed to have them in your life. From that first smile to those first steps and many more, you’ll have numerous milestones to look forward to in the months ahead.
Although first birthday cake smash sessions are our most popular sessions to photograph, we also capture all other milestone. This past weekend, I had a great session shooting the Marrone family. Mum and Dad are proudly expecting a baby girl, and I’m sure that ‘big brother’ Lorenzo will love the arrival of his new little sister. During our 1 hour session we captured both moms baby belly, the connection between her and her boys as well as Lorenzo’s first birthday milestone session with a cake smash and milk bath session to clean off.
FAMILY PHOTOS TAKE PLACE FIRST
Family sessions are lifestyle in nature, meaning I embrace the spirit of your family. I encourage you to play with your kiddo, interact with your spouse and feel at ease. Family photos take place at the beginning so that little one has time to warm up to me. Plus, baby will be smashing a cake after the family part so this makes sure baby is clean for your family images.
INDIVIDUAL PHOTOS OF BABY ALONE
The milestone portion of your child’s session follows the family set ups. Milestone portion is where we focus on developmental changes since our last session together. For 12 months, it’s usually standing or walking, pulling up, clapping their hands, smiling, and really showcasing their personality.
WE END WITH THE CAKE SMASH
After baby’s individual portion of milestone images, we then focus on the cake smash aspect of your session. I provide timeless and vintage inspired props for this session, but also ensure baby is the focus of our time together, too. I do not like distracting aspects in the images so props are kept to a minimum so baby will be the shining star. Examples of props I may bring as things like an antique high chair, quilt and crate.
If your little one is turning 1 soon – I’d love to capture their first birthday milestone session with a cake smash added whether it’s in-studio or outdoors. I also offer gift certificates which make the perfect gift for parents. You can contact me to set up a consultation and we can discuss all the details to customize your photography experience. Interested in seeing more birthday sessions? Click here to go to my birthday portfolio!
Here are more blog posts in different locations in Toronto both outdoors and in-studio showing why you should hire a photographer to capture your beautiful family.
HOW TO BOOK
There are a few ways you can book. You can book right online using this tab which leads you to my online booking calendar. However, not all available dates are on that calendar so if you need a different date, send me an email! You can reach me at email@example.com
Anchor Studio Photography specializes providing a full service experience that starts with booking your session and ends with getting beautiful tangible heirloom products being displayed in your home. My style of soft, candid and timeless photos can be seen in all my maternity, newborn, child and family portraits in Greater Toronto Area, including Oakville, Mississauga, North York and Richmond Hill. If you are interested in booking a portrait session for your family, you can click here to book your session. I am now booking sessions for summer 2022, so don’t hesitate to get in touch soon!
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