Your Baby’s First Birthday Portrait With Saint John Photographer Miranda O’Leary.

Your baby’s first birthday portrait with Saint John Photographer Miranda O’Leary.

Where did the first year go? Every year goes by so fast as your child grows, but I always found the first year went the quickest. I blinked and it was over. There is no better way to celebrate your baby’s first birthday then with a first birthday portrait session. They can be so funny at this stage, having developed a mind of their own. They are usually pretty great in the studio at this age. We seem to go through lots of props as they are good movers by this time and want to play with the next big exciting thing they see.

Smiles are pretty easy to come by if they hit their nap right and schedule when they are rested. So be sure to talk with me about your baby’s schedule so we can work a time out that will suit  them to be the happiest they can be for your baby’s first birthday portraits.

A really fun prop for your baby’s portraits is to bring along a little birthday cake for them to SMASH at the end of their session. It gets messy but always makes for some fun portraits.

Please get in touch with me if your little one is about to turn one and we can make our plans for baby’s special day.  I look forward to celebrating this wonderful milestone with you!

Miranda O’Leary


  1. Crystal Bartlett on April 5, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    these pictures made me even more excited for our 2 hour session july 2!! I cant wait :-)

    • Miranda on April 10, 2012 at 1:45 am

      Yes, we have lots of time now to focus on all the special requests. I can’t wait to meet you and the family. See you soon, Glad you enjoyed the blog:) Thanks

  2. Janna Rolfe on April 5, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    We love all of Emily’s first birthday pictures!!!!! You are one talented lady :)

    • Miranda on April 10, 2012 at 1:44 am

      I’m so glad you are pleased once again. I love capturing all Of Emily’s milestones. She is such a little beauty just like her momma:)

Leave a Comment