Jenni Nikki

1st Birthday Photoshoot Ideas

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Looking for 1st Birthday photoshoot ideas? Hi, my name is Jenn and I am a baby photographer in the Atlanta, GA area. My private studio is located in Woodstock, GA but I also offer on location outdoor sessions as well. Your child’s 1st birthday is a major milestone to celebrate and document as they have changed tremendously over the last 12 months. They have reached several milestones like rolling over, grabbing their toes, holding their own bottle, sitting up, crawling, feeding themselves, saying their first words and now working towards walking and entering the toddler stages. Documenting their 1st birthday is a joyous occasion to capture their final stage of infancy before they become a toddler on the move.

There are so many ideas, themes and options to think about to creatively capture this moment. You can choose one of these past themes I have photographed or you can customize your session (for an added designer fee) where I will research, shop, purchase and create a unique theme that matches your vision so all you have to do is show up with a happy baby. Either way, I strive to make this moment a fun and enjoyable experience that you will remember for years to come! My sessions include the cake, outfits, backdrops, props and more. Scroll below to check out all the ideas and possibilities for your Baby’s 1st Birthday Photoshoot.

Sweet as a Peach Cake Smash Theme

This is always a fun (and popular) theme that can be photographed several different ways. Even though these are all girls, I can make it work for a boy set as well without the floral and just touches of greenery.

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Living in Georgia, the Peach Birthday theme is a perfect fit!
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Adding in balloons is always a nice touch.
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Sweet as a peach birthday theme.
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Prefer a more simple set? These are the perfect peachy colors.
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Peach, greenery and gold accents fit nicely.
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The balloon basket can be customized to use with any color scheme
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Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Cake Smash Theme

Balloon garlands added on are always a client favorite. This set can fit boys or girls

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These blues and golds are perfect for a night time twinkle twinkle little star theme
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If you want to skip the balloon garland, I have this backdrop set as well.
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Simplistic Girl or Boy 1st Birthday Themes

Looking for less props and just a more simplistic set that matches your preferred color scheme? A balloon garland and cake really puts the focus on baby.

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Pinks and creams are perfect with a touch of greenery
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Blues, grays and creams offer a nice soft color palette
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Shades of blue accents can work for boys or girls.

Winter Onederland 1st Birthday Theme

Have a baby that is born in the winter? This theme will suit them perfectly whether they are a boy or a girl!

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Neutral colors are perfect to match your home decor.
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Love the pop of blue for a soft winter color
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I always like to capture some sweet pictures before they get messy too
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Sweet One Strawberry Cake Smash Theme

This Strawberry theme is perfect for summertime babies and can work with boys or girls.

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Strawberry Sweet One theme
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Safari/ Wild One Cake Smash Theme

These are perfect for boys who love animals or have an animal themed bedroom.

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Love the safari outfit to fit the set perfectly.
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Wild One in the outdoors
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Don’t feed the Animals!

Boho Safari

This is just a more boho version of the safari theme. Perfect for boys or girls where we can add in some dusty pink too or prettier green/teal for girls.

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Boho Garland

This soft green set provides a great neutral, boho feel. It can be geared towards boys or girls with candles, pampas grass and greenery and the balloon colors can be customized. This set would require a custom theme collection or adding on a balloon garland.

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These soft greens are perfect for boys or girls
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Classic Winnie the Pooh 1st Birthday Theme

This sweet look can be photographed outdoors or I just purchased a perfect Winnie the Pooh backdrop that I can’t wait to use since babies tend to do better in a temperature controlled environment.

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The bear bonnet was a perfect touch!
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A jumbo balloon like in the classic Winnie the Pooh stories
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A honey bee cake that was dairy and egg free. Perfect add on for those babies that have allergies.
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Airplane Birthday Set (One Year Flew By)

This birthday set is perfect for one year olds or toddlers. If your boy loves airplanes or Dad is a pilot then this set is a perfect fit. Balloons are extra to add in.

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This airplane prop is the perfect fit for a 1-2 year old.
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All sessions allow 2 outfit changes.
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Boho Girl Cake Smash Theme

This boho set is perfect if you love pinks, creams, greenery and flowers.

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Browns and Golds Cake Smash Theme

This is a perfect neutral set for boys that has brown and gold accents.

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A neutral cake smash set for boys with browns and gold accents
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Pinks and Whites Cake Smash Theme

A simplistic set for girls with pink and white and floral accents.

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Mr. Onederful Cake Smash Theme

This set is perfect to showcase your Mr. Onederful with lights and black/gold accents.

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Cake Smash set with black and golds accents
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Vintage Florals Cake Smash Set

I love the soft colors of pinks and creams together with a little greenery. Perfect set for any little girl.

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Balloon baskets are perfect for an extra added set.
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End the session with a splash and a perfect way to clean them up.

Little Star Cake Smash Theme

This blue and white set is perfect to feature your Little Star.

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Cake Smash set with Gray, Blues and Whites
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Change up the outfit when it is time to get messy

Unicorn Cake Smash Theme

There are a few different ways to have fun with this Unicorn cake smash theme.

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Colorful balloon wall with Unicorn Cake
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Add in lots of yummy Unicorn sweets
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Keep it simplistic with a banner and Unicorn decorated ONE letters.

1st Trip Around The Sun Cake Smash Theme

This is a fun and colorful set that has 2 outfit options, the astronaut suit or the ONE outfit with the planets material. A great way to document their one year milestone and 1st trip around the sun!

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Astronaut suit for a perfect space theme
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Up Up and Away in a balloon basket
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ONE outfit with the planets material.

Here Comes the Sun

This retro look can be customized for girly colors too. Perfect set to highlight their first year coming up.

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Add on a balloon basket to match your preferred color scheme.

Beary 1st Birthday Cake Smash Theme

This set can be customized to fit a boy or girl for their Beary 1st Birthday. Bear bonnets are also available to add in for a few poses to make your cutie a bear too.

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Bear bonnets available in pink and tan.
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This girl loved to get messy!

Pinks, Creams and Greenery

These soft colors are perfect for little girls.

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End the session with a splash by adding on a bath set for easy clean up
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Add on balloons for a sweet balloon basket photo to match your preferred color scheme
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Lumberjack Cake Smash Theme

This look is great for in the studio or in the woods. A perfect fit for adventurous boys.

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His name was Jack so it was the perfect cake smash theme.
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The woods and tent bring this outdoorsy look together
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Gingerbread/ Christmas Cake Smash theme

This session is perfect for those babies born around Nov-Dec to incorporate a Christmas theme. Also add in the siblings for a fun Gingerbread baking photo.

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Fun Christmas colors for those holiday babies
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Baking gingerbread cookies

Mermaids and Sailors 1st Birthday Theme

This beach backdrop is perfect to create a fun Mermaid themed or Sailor themed birthday photoshoot. Mermaid outfit and props included plus I can add in the cake, ONE letters and more to really jazz it up.

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Mermaid costumed offered in several sizes
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Feel free to bring your own sailor outfit or I can purchase one if you do my custom set that includes an outfit to match.
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I love simplistic photos that just focus on baby as well.
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Other Cake Smash Options Available

These backdrops below are new and have not been used yet. Pick which one you like and I can design a fun cake smash set around it.

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(Marson Garland) Perfect soft colors for a boy or girl cake smash.
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(Girls Day party) I love these soft colors for little girls
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(Hot air balloon) Up, Up and away with this adorable set.
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(Hanging Floral Garland) Perfect neutral colors that can be sweet for a boy or girl.
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(Summit Mountain) This set is perfect for outdoorsy little boys
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Perfect for girls or princess themed.
I love these green and peach/pink colors for little girls.
This set is perfect for boys or girls.
Love the simplicity of these purple shades.
Want a travel theme? This set will be nice and colorful for boys or girls.

Ready to Book Your Baby’s 1st Birthday Photoshoot?

I hope you enjoyed looking through all the 1st Birthday photoshoot ideas, so now it is time to book your session! I have a private studio in Woodstock, GA or I also offer outdoor sessions as well based on the look and theme you prefer. My dates book quickly so it is best to schedule your baby’s session at least 1-2 months in advance, especially if you want me to design and customize a unique set for your little one. Click the link below for more information on my services and pricing. I look forward to working with you and documenting Baby’s 1st Birthday milestone!

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