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Owen turns One! – first birthday and Cake Smash in Dundee

Owen’s First Birthday Portrait Session


SO in my last blog you saw this little dudes newborn session, look how much he has grown!!  I just adore his wee Peaky Blinders style outfit, so so adorable!

First Birthday sessions are generally pretty crazy… loadsa fun, but crazy!  At this point they are usually taking steps if not already full on walking.  They don’t want to stay still, they want to explore!  I tend to take along props they can sit on at this age as usually this is the only way to get a more posed, formal photo.

Cake Smashes are an awesome way to celebrate a first birthday.  It’s amazing how differently all the babies reactions to the cake are.  Some are right in there, stuffing it in their mouths or even just sticking their face right in it.  Others don’t want to touch it at all and are totally freaked out by it!  With a little coaxing though we do always get gorgeous fun shots.  Sometimes we do orchestrate it a wee bit by wiping a wee bit of icing on the nose and bashing the cake a bit.  Owen wasn’t overly into the cake so at one point we stuck some blueberries into the icing for him to eat!  If you scroll down you will see a wee out-take where Owen decided we were the worst ever for letting him go to town on a cake!  How dare we!  It made me and his Mummy & Daddy laugh so much!  I love crying photos like this, as while it is not a side we tend to photograph day to day, it is lovely to remember those points where they just had a wee meltdown for no apparent reason!  I bet in a few years he will laugh himself at it!

It has been amazing watching Owen go from this tiny little newborn to a curious little man with a cheeky smile!  If you would like to see his newborn session click HERE!


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