One year old Tommy visited the studio recently and lit it up with his gorgeous blue eyes and blonde hair. So sparkly! His parents had decided on a blue and yellow theme for each of his three sessions this year and when it came time for a cake smash to celebrate his first year, little Tommy had the time of his life picking the sprinkles off the top of the cake!
Three year old Olivia is no stranger to the studio. In fact, she’s been here so much during her first year sessions that she’s now picking her own backdrops! Clearly a fan of rose pink, Olivia loved posing for the camera and when it came time for her to share the spotlight for a few pictures with her little brother, she thought a comic book background was best. What a little hero!
The studio tends to lend itself to bright, bubbly colours but there’s plenty of room for neutral setups as well. The parents of sleepy Zachary wanted a collection of prints that matched their home decor and we were able to find a backdrop that worked perfectly. Throw in a few props and hats – along with a baby as good as nine-day-old Zachary – and we got what we were after in no time!
Fun fact: Babies LOVE bubbles! Just look at Buddy’s sitter session. I love it when babies hold their feet and he was a natural! Buddy revisited the studio following his newborn shoot and once again posed with their own light-box studio prop. Not only did this add a great personal touch but it also worked as the perfect size comparison when placed next to his previous pictures. Getting big, Buddy!
Three month old Miles just loved tummy time, especially when framed against my super cool cityscape background. He was full of happy smiles! Miles was a natural when posing for a few bucket shots too, a pose where baby safety is key. I always place plenty of cushions in my bucket props to make sure the babies are cosy and a parent is always close at hand at all times to offer support.
Just look at this dapper pair! Noah and his big sister have their birthdays just days apart and they managed to squeeze in a quick photo shoot before heading off to celebrate at their joint birthday party. Noah looks raring to go in his cute suit which was bought for a family wedding. Bring on the birthday cake!
Pretty in pink Grace could have happily eaten the cake from her cake smash session all day long! She couldn’t have looked more photogenic dressed in a cute purple tutu from the studio and mixing things up with a variety of poses, including standing up! This was Grace’s third session as part of her Babies First Year package and as always, she was as happy as ever!
Newborn Isla refused to sleep for hours during the morning of her shoot so we had to adapt a couple of the poses that we had planned! Luckily she was super chilled and the images we captured turned out to be adorable. Isla’s family are regulars to the studio too, her older brother visited a few years ago for a babies first year session.
Babies love cakes smashes. It makes sense though, right? I mean what could be better than free cake and the opportunity to smash, smash, smash! One year old Ella had a whale of a time during a cake sessions that featured the same set up as the one her sister had. Just look at that chuffed little face!
Six month old Anais loved all the attention she got during her studio session. This age is perfect for making the most of things in the studio and the super-chilled Anais was happy for us to do lots of different set ups. We decided to only use tutus, headbands and bonnets for this shoot and Anais’ Mum and family had a great time selecting their favourite props and backgrounds.
As you can imagine, I meet lots of babies with lots of different names but I was extra happy to meet 12 week old Kitty. Not only did she have a lovely name but she was in the best mood and gave us lots of glowing, cute smiles during tummy time. What a natural!