First Birthday Photographer in Columbus, Ohio

Merry Birthday!

Emilia is the big ONE! A year ago Emilia was in my studio for her newborn photos and just like that she was back for her one year cake smash! I’m so grateful her family chose me for their first birthday photographer in Columbus, Ohio! Emilia was my last session of 2019 and my last of 2020! Last year we did shades of pink for most of her photos, but we did throw in a few Christmas sets.

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Emilia’s Christmas newborn photo

When the Steahlys first arrived at the studio, Jacob immediately remembered being there for his baby sister’s photos. He even found the bench that the two of them used for this adorable image.

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We kicked off Emilia’s milestone session with family photos. Both of the kids did great and we got some cute expressions out of them. Allowing the kids to pose with parents is a good way to get out any jitters. In addition, they feel more comfortable in front of the camera. When you choose me as your first birthday photographer in Columbus, Ohio we can also include family photos!

Next up were the one year portraits. First, I like to get some “clean” photos with the birthday set before bringing out the cake. Emilia’s mom told me the colors she wanted to use with hints of Christmas. I thought the red berries against the white backdrop were gorgeous, yet simple and timeless.

Now for the full birthday set. It was time to break out the banner and balloons! “Merry Birthday” was the theme we came up with.

Christmas birthday photos

That smile is the result of big brother being silly. Emilia really loves Jacob!

Cake Time!

Emilia was willing to try the cake, but I’m not sure how much she liked it. She kept taking bites, but definitely gave us some funny faces and even spit it out a few times. Surprisingly, a lot of one year olds don’t like cake. It’s a good idea to sample some before the session so they will actually eat it at the studio. Emilia knew what to do, but wasn’t convinced of the taste.

When it was clear that Emilia was done sampling the cake on her own, Jacob jumped in to help. She was happy to share! It was so sweet to watch them together. Overall, we got a variety of images for the family to cherish!

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Do you need a First Birthday Photographer in Columbus, Ohio?

My clients come from all over central Ohio for their customized milestone session. I love the challenge of making the session their own. I would love to be your first birthday photographer in Columbus, Ohio! To book your next milestone or cake smash, visit

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