3 Things to Include in Your Greenville 1st Birthday Photo Session


1st birthday portraits of a boy in a blue plaid romper during a Greenville 1st birthday photo session.

1. A Time for Classic Portraits

Every Greenville 1st birthday photo session should begin with a focus on the birthday boy or girl! The goal here to to get classic and timeless portraits that will stand the test of time. We want to freeze this milestone for you to remember forever. That first birthday is a big celebration, not only for your baby but for you as parents. You’ve made it through a fertility journey, pregnancy, and a whole year of providing for and caring for your precious little one. You all deserve to commemorate this special time!

Greenville 1st birthday photo session of a one year old boy in a white studio.

2. The Whole Family!

While the session is focused on your one year old, I always recommend including the whole family for a few shots. Not only for you, but for your child! I can guarantee that when they are adults, their favorite portraits will the ones with you in them. They can not only see themselves, but can see their special relationship with their family and the love shared between you.

Family portraits during a Greenville 1st birthday photo session in a white studio.

3. It’s a Celebration, Bring on the Cake Smash!

The best way to end a Greenville 1st Birthday photo session is with a cake smash! This is such a playful and fun experience for both parents and the child. It really showcases the silliness of this sweet age and can lead to some amazing photos of your child enjoying themselves!

Greenville cake smash photo session.

After the Session: An Album or Frame Dedicated to this Milestone

What happens AFTER your session is just as important as what happens during it. I’m passionate about helping busy families enjoy their portraits in a tangible form. Too often parents enjoy the initial high of seeing their portraits in digital form, and then get too busy to every plan how print them. Then the portraits end up on a phone or computer instead of in their hands. My top two recommendations for artwork from a Greenville 1st birthday photo session are a framed portrait or an album full of all the session’s images.

I recently saw first hand how important it is to print your photos. My grandmother passed away last year, and my mother has been going through all the things in her house. One of the items she passed on to me was a framed portrait of my sisters and I when we were young. That portrait hung in my grandmothers home for over 30 years. Now it’s been given to me and it will hang in my home. When we leave this earth, no one will be taking the time to scrounge through old and outdated phones and electronic devices to see memories. It’s only the printed ones that will be passed on!

A one year poses for first birthday portraits in a white studio at The Gathered Collective in Easley South Carolina.

Are You Interested in Scheduling a Greenville 1st Birthday Photo Session?

Do you have a baby who is approaching that 1st birthday? I would love to help you celebrate this big milestone with a Greenville 1st birthday photo session. To contact me about scheduling your session, click here. To see behind the scenes and my latest work, visit me on Instagram.


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Meet Molly

Molly specializes in family & newborn photography in  Greenville, SC. A former teacher and mother of three, she is known for capturing the joy & love of families.  Photo sessions with Molly turn family memories into artwork for your home and for generations to come.