Arranging a 1st birthday photoshoot can be a meaningful and memorable way to celebrate and capture the special milestone of a child’s first year of life. This blog covers everything you must know about planning a 1st birthday photoshoot for your little one, including 1st birthday photoshoot package, choosing a professional photographer, etc.
Why Arrange a 1st Birthday Photoshoot?
A child’s first year has significant milestones and developmental changes. These photos are a beautiful reminder of how much the child has grown and changed during their first year.
Celebration and Memories
A 1st birthday is a significant milestone for the child and their parents. It marks the completion of a year filled with joy, love, and growth. A photoshoot is a way to commemorate this special occasion and create lasting memories.
Hiring a professional photographer ensures high-quality images that capture the essence and personality of the child. Professionals have the expertise to create beautiful compositions, use appropriate lighting, and bring out the child’s natural expressions. These photographs often turn out to be more artistic and visually appealing than regular snapshots taken with a smartphone.
Keepsake for The Child
While a 1-year-old might not remember their birthday celebration, the photographs can be a keepsake they can look back on as they grow older.
A 1st birthday photoshoot often involves the whole family, providing an opportunity to capture family portraits or candid moments. Parents, siblings, and even grandparents can join in the session, creating images that reflect the bond and love within the family.
4 Things to Consider When Planning a 1st Birthday Photoshoot
Besides 1st birthday photoshoot package, there are several things to consider. We’ve listed a few for you.
Location is everything for a photoshoot. You have two options – choosing an outdoor location or renting a baby photoshoot studio from Book My Balloons. Both are great options but depend on the time of the year, budget and your child’s temperament. Given Bangalore’s climate, planning an outdoor shoot during winter can be challenging. But if the baby’s wearing comfortable woolen clothes or is fully covered, planning an outdoor photoshoot need not be a problem. Summers are a great time for outdoor photoshoots, but discuss the location with your photographer in advance as they may have to arrange permissions, props, etc.
But if you choose our professional photo studio, we promise a complete experience. This includes over 30 mock setups, 100+ props, and an in-house photographer. The 2400 sq ft studio also includes a feeding room as well.
Outfit options depend on your chosen theme, time of the year, and your baby’s temperament. For instance, summers are great for sleeveless dresses, while you’ll have to cover your child in an extra layer of clothing during the winter. Naturally, the outfit must match the theme and decoration – but don’t make it too obvious. For instance, rather than going for a pink or blue dress for a pink/blue theme, choose a dress close to the said colors – salmon pink, blush, and peach are close to pink, while silver, Pantone, etc., are close to blue. If the photo shoot involves a cake smash, buy a different outfit, as cake frostings tend to stick to the dress and do not come out easily.
You can choose from hundreds of themes, ranging from color-based to favorite cartoons and fruits, bubbles, farm animals, barnyards, beaches, and more. If the theme is elaborate, remember to inform the photographer in advance. And if the photographer must provide the décor, you must give him enough time to plan or design the props. If the theme is even more elaborate, give them more time to research and purchase the props. Simple props like balloons, bubbles, flowers, monochrome, etc., are easy to set up.
1st Birthday Photoshoot Package
Check with local photographers offering 1st birthday photoshoot packages. The package must cover duration, location, props, decorations, outfit changes, editing, printed albums, and additional services like specialized editing, extra image prints, etc. Most 1st birthday photoshoot packages cover shoots for 2-3 hours since children become cranky and irritable during longer shoots. While basic editing, retouching, color correction, etc., are part of the package, special effects cost more.
3 Things to Get Your Child Prepared for A Photoshoot
Planning a photo session with children requires great planning. You want to make sure the baby is well-fed and well-rested. Naps are very important for children, especially if you don’t want the toddler to be cranky and cooperate with the photographer.
Make Sure the Dress Is Comfortable
It’s good if the dress is cute, but what’s more important is the dress is convenient and comfortable. Check if the material isn’t itchy or too tight. Sometimes, children are distracted by the fancy objects on the dress and don’t cooperate with the photographer. The best way to avoid these is to try the clothes in advance, rather than waiting until the last minute. You could leave the child barefoot, but if you choose shoes, ensure they’re comfortable and match the outfit. In fact, we suggest you don’t stress about finding the perfect shoes because barefoot is incredibly cute at their age!
Invite a Friend or Grandparent for Assistance
Even a well-rested child can be challenging to manage for a long time. Invite a grandparent or friend who you know your baby is comfortable with. They could also help make your baby smile and laugh.
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