Baby’s 1st year
Your little ones' first year is filled with magical milestones, babies grow and change in a blink of an eye.
The 1st year package offers four sessions at what we believe to be the biggest milestones in a baby’s first year. Sessions take place at newborn, then around 3/4 months when your baby has learnt to melt your heart with their smile and can lay on their tummy and hold their head up. The next session takes place at 6/8 months when baby is sitting but not yet crawling. And then of course the 1st Birthday Cake Smash which is one of Victoria’s favourite sessions, basically the little one is let loose with a custom made Birthday cake! Victoria gives at least an hour for each session so there is plenty of time for outfit changes, use of props and for siblings/family members to join in if they wish.
A Cake Smash session is a great way of celebrating your baby’s 1st Birthday in style and is the one day out of the year that you can fully embrace your child getting messy.
The session starts with a regular session where you are able to have a few outfit changes of clothing, use of props and even get some family pictures taken…then it’s cake time! At the studio we have a large range of Birthday backgrounds and outfits to choose from, including a high chair, rolling pins, hats, tutu’s & ties although clothing is optional for the cake smash, colourful balloons can be provided to ensure your session is special and unique.
The thing with toddlers and small children is they need to be allowed to be themselves, to play, have a giggle and feel secure in their surroundings. Victoria will never ask a little one to ‘sit and smile’ it’s just not her style, she will play with them, roll a ball, play peekaboo and even sing a funny song to capture natural expressions and happy laughs which is what the toddlers are all about.
1. Your booking:
Over the phone, email or arrange to pop into the studio - the experience starts with chat. A chance to talk to you about your little one and about just what you want from your session.
It's sometimes the little things you talk about that can make a big difference. Victoria will ask you questions about the session, style of photography (perhaps you've seen something that you like), clothing choices and props you want to use. Each session is unique and tailor-made.
After booking your session an information pack will be emailed with everything you need to know about the session, what to expect, and how to prepare.
2. Your session:
This part is of course Victoria’s favourite – taking the photos of you’re loved ones.
For toddlers, it’s all about encouraging them to be themselves – so they can play, be silly and have a giggle during the session.
Sessions typically last around an hour. At the end of the session Victoria will arrange a viewing session for you to come back to the studio and view your photographs.
3. Your artwork
Victoria will spend many hours enhancing and preparing your photographs. It's time well spent, time making sure your images are perfect.
From the comfort of the studio and with a coffee in hand, you'll get to see your custom made slideshow on the 'big screen'. Victoria will work with you offering ideas & suggestions on the images and artwork you may like to order.
Sweet Pea perfection!