Nutmeg Photography » Newborn and family photography serving Litchfield County.

First Birthday

You’ve come a whole year already, where did the time go? Your tiny bundle is growing into a real person with an amazing personality. Celebrate your child’s First Birthday with a very special First Year Portrait Session at our studio, consisting of posed & semi-posed pictures of your little cutie sitting, standing, smiling and doing all those tricks 1-year olds do so well.

What to Expect at our First Birthday Portrait Sessions

The studio session typically lasts a little over an hour. We begin with the posed & semi-posed pictures and end with the optional Cake Smash. Your child’s wardrobe for the session should consist of clothing of your choice for the first “nice” photos (you are welcome to bring several outfits), something for the cake smash that you don’t mind getting messy (ideas include: just a diaper w/cover, overalls, tutu, shorts, etc) and something clean & comfortable to go home in.  We will have a few different backdrop sets designed for your child based on your color & style preferences. As with all Nutmeg sessions, family and sibling pictures are always included at no extra charge.

Cake Smash

The session is topped off with a messy & fun “Cake Smash”.  For hassle-free planning, you may add on a 6″ round custom-designed cake for $30 which we’ll have made to coordinate with your child’s wardrobe colors and theme (please notify us of any food allergies). We have a sink in our private bathroom for easy clean-up.

Planning a First Birthday Bash? 

We are available to photograph your child’s first birthday celebration at your home or party venue. Our on-location style is more candid & photo-journalistic in nature. We’ll roam the party capturing guests interacting, games & activities you have planned, the messy cake portion of the event and of course, family photos. An additional fee applies for non-studio sessions.


Pricing & Collection Options

Choose a Signature ($895), Classic ($595) or Petite Collection ($495).  Add on a custom-designed “smash cake” ($30) to your chosen Collection. Our packages are streamlined and easy to understand.   There are 2 payments: your deposit and your final payment due the day of your session.  If you had your child’s newborn portraits done with us, please ask about our First Year session 10% discount for returning clients! See our Pricing page for Collection details.