Your little person will be turning one soon and you have no idea how to celebrate such a big milestone. ‘Where to start?’ and ‘What do other parents do?’ are often asked questions.
First, let’s congratulate you! You’ve done this, you’ve been the most amazing parent for one whole year! Can you believe it has been one year since you got this little joy home from the hospital?
How to celebrate
From our experience, first birthday parties are commonly celebrated amongst families and close friends but times are different now and large-scale events are not recommended or allowed in many countries due to the global pandemic. Instead, many families are opting for a first birthday photo session, followed by an intimate family celebrations at home.
First birthday styled photo shoots and cake smash sessions have become a hit. Choose from various themes such as superhero, cartoon characters, favourite book or movie or even a personalised and bespoke styling service. All precautions are taken during the shoot to keep it safe.
Prepping for the shoot
There are many ways to style and prepare your home for the photography session. Some clients love using bunting, balloons, fancy outfits, decorative props and bespoke themed backgrounds, others love a more minimalistic approach. There is no right or wrong format, it’s down to your personal taste and preferences. We’re certain whatever you choose, your baby will be the most adorable one-year-old in the world.
However, if you are a busy parent and are running out of time to come up with creative concepts, Perfect Storm Events can help you. Whatever the theme, we will provide you with the bespoke creatives and styling for the photography session that is authentic to you and your family. We will do all the preparation and heavy lifting, co ordinating with your chosen photographer to make the day perfect! We send only one person to your home, wearing the appropriate Covid-friendly kit for the set-up and styling. Safety is our number one priority.
Spoilers: Sometimes babies do not smash their cakes and that’s OK! They still look uber-cute in the photos!
– Anita Smith (Owner Perfect Storm Events)