For some families, a clean and minimal setup for a First Birthday Session is simply perfect. In our Huntingdon Valley studio, we ensure that little ones feel comfortable in front of the camera, as they are walking into a brand new environment. Baby Rome was excited for his cake smash but took a little while to warm up at first. This is definitely normal for most children because they are in a new place.
And, remember, with kids and photo sessions it’s all about relaxing and enjoying the moment. You’ll have better shots (and a more fun experience!) that way. Rule #1, parents, is to keep calm! We’ve shot plenty of families and have seen it all before. But, more importantly, your young ones will pick up on frustration if you get stressed, and it will all show up in your photos. As professional photographers we’re experts at shooting all kinds of reluctant subjects, including rowdy, pouty or otherwise uncooperative kids. It’s our job to keep everyone at ease—children included!
It can also help to start with Family portraits and to give them some time to get used to this new surrounding. We loved putting together a timeless, all-white backdrop and prop setup. Happy Birthday to this sweet little guy!