A first birthday is a very special day. It’s a day of sentiment and wonder. A first birthday party is not just for your little love, but a day of celebrating your journey as a parent. After spending the last 11 months watching your child hit milestones and growing, seemingly out of nowhere, she is suddenly one. You may have spent the last few months planning for her first birthday, but when the day comes you can’t help but wonder where the time went. Stop growing! Here are some adorable first birthday photo ideas.
9 Different Photo Ideas for a First Birthday
Face first into a smash cake
A little girl diving face first into her smash cake. She has a tiny crown on as well as birthday presents in the background. This would be adorable for a birthday invitation.
Try for a matching tutu and head band and a shirt that says “one.” Layer the outfit with pearls or other bling. Use balloons as a backdrop.
Raised Plated Cake
Put the cake up on a tired stand so your little one doesn’t have to reach down as far. Get some adorable side angles. Add balloons for pops of color in the background. Don’t forget the perfect set of bloomers. This photo would also be adorable with a pair of leg warmers and an oversized bow.
Feet Covered in Cake
Capture those little piggies covered in cake. If you want a photo like this choose a colorful cake to add more dimension to the photo.
That First Bite
Capture that first bite and face covered in frosting. Add on oversized bow for extra cuteness.
Chubby Legs in Cute Shoes
Capture those cubby little legs in some stylish boots, like this cowgirl themed first birthday. Capture the “One” in the photo. This is another perfect shot for an invitation or memory book.
Trying Multiple Cupcakes with Colored Frosting
Get messy! For a colorful shoot pick an outfit that is a different color then the cupcake frosting. Get multiple frosting colors to add to the messiness, and of course perfect the photo.
A Tray of Cupcakes
Set up tiers of cupcakes and let your little one dive in. Set up balloons as a backdrop.
Mother & Daughter
Take this chance for a mother and daughter photo opt. It is a big day to commemorate… for both of you!
For more planning tips checkout the Ultimate Guide to Planning a First Birthday for tips and a free checklist.