First Birthday Session | Cornwall NY | Baby Photographer
We just love the simplicity of a timeless baby portrait. Cake smashes are a fun extra but we realize they are not for everyone, having a traditional first birthday session can be so beautiful and timeless. This sweet family contacted me a few weeks before their little ones birthday party. They wanted a large printed portrait to display at the party. Typically we book up months in advance but always encourage perspective clients to give us a call anyway, occasionally a spot or two opens up. We are happy to report that we were also able to rush ship their print so it was ready for the party. Prints and products can take 6-8 weeks for delivery so if you need something for a party we highly recommend booking your session a few months ahead of the event.
No one likes being rushed or cattle called, especially when children are involved. We do not have a set amount of time for these sessions, although most finish up with in an hour or so. As a parent I would panic at those 20 minute portrait sessions, what if my kid decided to act like a wild animal? or just cried for 20 minutes straight while I desperately tried to bribe her to cooperate? all of those what if’s that clambered in my head made me hesitate to book. We’ve all been there…trust me.
We purposely only book a few sessions a month so that we can take our time with each client. We take great care in customizing each session for our clients. Plus the more time we spend with you the better we get to know each other. Many of our clients are return clients and we just love watching their family grow.
If I had dollar for every time a mom or dad stated that their baby would not be cooperative! We don’t expect them to be. They are babies 🙂 Every child is different. Some babies sit through the whole session staring at us in a very serious way, some babies think we are hilarious, others will cry and it takes more time to gain their trust. I don’t know about you but I totally find teary eyed, boo boo faces to be the cutest darn pictures anyway…is it just me? For those concerned citizens out there, no worries, no babes are traumatized in the making of these adorable images. Babies and parents are always immediately picked up or comforted 😉 .
I was so excited when mom agreed to change K’s outfit to this beautiful hand-made lace dress and bonnet. I’ve been dying to use it in a session and I think it fit her perfectly!
If you’d like to book a traditional first birthday session for your baby, click on Say Hello! or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org