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Welcome to the

First Birthday
Photo Shoot.

You survived parenthood for a whole year!

This is huge. Let’s celebrate.

Now imagine this. It’s their 18th birthday and everyone gathers for a photo slideshow. Your new young adult (along with all their friends) sees their first birthday shoot photos up on the screen. There is laughter, a few happy tears and nostalgia fills the room! Although these shoots are quick (relatively speaking), the memories last forever. Now, let’s get planning…

First Birthday Photo Sessions in MD

We offer several DMV first birthday photography packages to meet your needs.

  • 30 minutes of session time
  • 1 outfit
  • 1 basic setup (not themed)
  • 5 edited photos delivered digitally
  • private gallery for viewing
  • one child only
  • no food
  • additional photos/prints available for purchase

Not interested in a cake smash or themed background? Do you only need a few beautiful portraits to capture this major milestone? This package is for you.

  • 1 hour session
  • 2 outfits
  • 1 themed setup (backdrop and props)
  • 1 non-themed plain backdrop
  • 10 edited photos delivered digitally
  • private gallery for viewing
  • twins/multiples welcome*
  • family posing included
  • additional photos/prints available for purchase

This is the package for you if you are looking for a themed shoot, cake smash session, twins/multiples or a family photo. Please note: Cake is not provided. Some props may need to be supplied by parents.

Through your private link, you will be able to download, share and purchase prints, greeting cards, photo gifts, etc. without having to upload photos. We only work with the best quality photo labs.


Single Image | $50
5 Additional Images + $20 Print Credit | $200
10 Additional Images + $50 Print Credit | $350
20 Additional Images + $100 Print Credit | $650

Session Information

Our first birthday sessions take place in our Upper Marlboro, MD Studio. This allows us control of setup and cleanup. If you have a different location in mind, please contact us. There is a travel and setup fee starting at $150.

You will receive a link to a private gallery within four days of your shoot. Once we receive your favorites, it takes up to two weeks to receive your final edited photo gallery. Do you need a quick turnaround? Let me know at the time of booking and we will be happy to do a quick retouch on one to two photos within 2 days of your selection.

I have plenty of tricks and bribes to get kids to cooperate. However, at this age, it’s really up to the child and their mood. Please know that no matter what, you will get absolutely adorable shots. Make sure that your child is well rested, not hungry and maybe even do a practice photo shoot with them prior to your session.

Don’t worry, I know how to make even the worst days look like the best – if only long enough to capture a few good photos. 😉

While I’m flattered that my clients like their straight out-of-camera proofs, I do not give those away. I’m an artist and I’m sensitive about my…you know the rest. I take time to make sure the final images are color-corrected, perfectly cropped, beautiful skin, all of that! Therefore, I only hand over the photos that are edited.

  • one year old boy with sun prop and balloons photoshoot
  • little boy on nascar themed first birthday set
  • little boy holding mom and dads hands for first birthday session
  • mixed baby girl smiling with tutu
  • little boy eating cheese puffs with arm in air during first birthday shoot
  • baby with floral headband and lace outfit eating first birthday cake
  • little girl in romper posing for camera
  • toddler posing on bed with one banner with floral backdrop
  • twins one year olds eating donuts for birthday photoshoot
  • adorable one year old girl with puff balls posing next to first birthday sign
  • one year old boy eating wafers posing for pictures

Let’s Talk

I’m excited about your baby’s first birthday session! If you’re not quite ready to book yet, enter your info below so we can schedule a quick call and I can answer your questions.