Firstly, before I start talking about birthday celebrations, I would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year. I can’t quite believe January is almost over, but I am looking forward to some longer and warmer days now. In this blog “First Birthday Photo Shoot Barnsley”, I really want to share with you my love for more simple first birthday sessions.

With so many birthday sessions coming up, I thought it’s a great time to write a little more about my sessions.  

Why a simpler photo shoot?  

Well, that’s quite a simple answer.

I want your baby to be the total focus in the photograph.

When I first started photography, I thought that I had to use lots of props and backdrops to create a beautiful photo. I quickly learnt that, it just wasn’t for me.

You see, usually cake smashes are colourful and themed. Which is beautiful but I wanted something different.

My favourite photographs are not just photos but memories. I love capturing the little details of your baby, their real laughs and smiles, the way they play and interact. And of course how inquisitive they are of the camera in front of them. 

Although I use a flash light, I aim to create a natural light look. I love how soft, pure and airy natural light is, and it’s just perfect for baby photography.

Using beautiful, neutral or light in colour clothing, some gorgeous wooden toys, balloons and a simple white/pastel cake. Keeping it minimal allows me to truly capture your baby as they are. Giving you first birthday memories, that will never date.

We keep it really relaxed and simple, allowing your baby to just play while I snap away, then we bring out the cake and finish off with some splashing around.

There is very little posing involved if any at all, again allowing me to capture photographs that truly reflect your little ones personality.

If your little one is turning 1 and you are looking for a way to celebrate that you can always look back on, please get in touch. I have some more information on my cake smash page or just drop me a message.

Anna x