Yes! You made it. The first year. Now, it's time to celebrate with the best party ever. We've created the perfect package to capture this time.
It starts with your favorite outfit (we have a variety of one year outfits for boys or girls that you can use) to capture this milestone. Then we move into the Cake Smash in a different outfit. We can have fun planning this one!
We finish our time with a splash in the tub with little duckies, soap and lots of giggles!
The Classic Portrait: Our one-year session is generally scheduled for one month prior to their birthday. This gives time for us to complete your gallery so you can have images for their birthday. This session begins with one outfit for classic portraits. The first outfit pictures are done on our off-white bed and the natural light area. Both of these are timeless and allow for a variety of outfit options. For the first outfit, if you are choosing a dress (we have some available in our studio for you to use too), please bring along a diaper cover that matches. We suggest bare little toes and no shoes. We also have a few boy outfits that you can use too. See our outfits on our Instagram story highlights. We suggest if you are bringing your own outfit to keep it simple and timeless by purchasing from H&M or mebiebaby (online). We always encourage you to keep it simple. Then we transition into a different outfit for the cake smash and finish up with a tubby splash. If it is June-October, we can do the first outfit outdoors in our meadow. We ask that you provide snapshots of your outfit and the cake smash outfit that you will bring. This helps us plan the session. Please wash, iron, and try on all clothing PRIOR to your session.
Who Can Come Along? Please definitely bring along your spouse/grandparent/friend to give you a hand. In order for me to fully focus on quickly capturing those smiles and an active one, we will need extra hands (one to help them smile close to the camera and one for safety while on chairs/stools/running away from me). Also, it's great to have extra hands for the Smash and Splash portion. However, we ask at this time you do not bring small siblings along or the entire family. It can be overwhelming and distracting to have to care for/guide another sibling while focusing on the 'Star of the Show.' Let this be a special time that you are fully focused on the Birthday Baby! If you have older siblings that can be an asset and helping hand, please connect with me to see if that would work to bring them.
Smash and Splash Details: We now offer the option for you to order your cake through us. You choose the color scheme and we will make sure the cake is here for the big day! You can also provide your own cake and we suggest a white/yellow cake and non-fondant icing. We have a variety of simple cake smash outfits that you can use. Once you book, we will share what is available and you can choose. We have towels and clean up supplies. We also provide the option to have us create the balloon arch (with your color scheme to match the cake) and have that ready for your arrival. We use an all white background and floor. We do have a few backgrounds that look 3D which means they already have the decor on the backdrop. We will figure that out once you book and choose what you want for your session. On the day of the session, we will do the portrait outfit first and then have you change them into their cake smash outfit. We will finish up with our vintage bubbly tub with ducks so they can have some splash time (plus this helps them get cleaned up). Please plan to get messy! Once they've splashed a bit, we are finished and you can get them dressed and I will clean up!
After the Session: We will sort through and prepare a proofing gallery. We will send you some sneak peeks on social/email and your proofing gallery within 1 week. You will choose your favorites and then we will edit those for your final gallery. You can choose more digitals from the proofing gallery. In your final gallery, you get your chosen edited digital images and all the candid images of the Smash and Splash (we do a very light edit but leave them natural therefore choose to provide you with all the candids!). Your final gallery will be done between 2-3 weeks after your choose your favorites. You can order prints from your gallery which will be shipped directly to you. You also get a print release for your digitals if needed.