Timeless, maternity, baby and cake smash photography, covering Andover, Basingstoke, Newbury, Salisbury, Tidworth, Stockbridge, Southampton and surrounding areas of Hampshire, Wiltshire, Berkshire

Ideas for a First Birthday Celebration

As a baby and family photographer dedicated to capturing authentic moments, I am thrilled to share ideas for this milestone. In this blog post, we'll explore nature-inspired activities and introduce an exclusive offer for my free online gift registry for a cake smash photoshoot in Hampshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire, and beyond. Let's embark on a journey to create a beautiful first birthday celebration!

Nature-Inspired Themes:

As someone with a previous career in the environmental sector, I always push for nature. I recommend opting for a nature-inspired theme for your little one's first birthday, connecting them with the beauty of the outdoors. Themes like "Woodland Wonder" or "Garden Glee" are a great idea for encouraging your little one to make the best start in becoming a nature lover.

Outdoor Play Zones:

Opt for an outdoor setting to create a natural and spacious play zone for the little ones. Soft blankets on the grass, wooden toys, and organic fabrics will let the children explore the wonders of the outdoors. A simple picnic in the park with friends and family is really all you need.

Smiling one year old sitting in a vintage bath tub on a cream fur rug, with legs poking out.

Cake Smash and Splash Photoshoots:

I am so grateful to have the job I do. I would love to help you celebrate this milestone with a comprehensive cake smash and splash photoshoot package, capturing the unbridled joy of your baby's first birthday. Embrace simplicity as we focus on genuine delight and preserve these authentic moments. I always include some classic baby portraits before the cake comes out, so you have a lovely variety of images to display in your home. I also provide beautiful wall art - framed prints, canvases, acrylic prints and more. Cute velvet covered albums are also a big hit with these baby photoshoots. Learn more on my dedicated Cake Smash & Splash page.

Babies' Limited Awareness:

Considering that babies may not be fully aware of their first birthday, consider taking advantage of the gifts people want to give. Instead of unnecessary presents, encourage family and friends to contribute to a shared gift fund. I provide a free online photoshoot gift registry for your cake smash and splash photoshoot. Redirecting the funds toward capturing these precious moments ensures a lasting and cherished memory.

Interactive Nature Activities:

Instead of traditional entertainment, incorporate interactive nature activities into the celebration. A gentle storytelling session under the trees, a simple flower-potting station, or a nature scavenger hunt can add a meaningful touch to the day.

Young family crouching amidst the flowers in the bluebell woods.


Celebrate your baby's first birthday with a focus on nature, simplicity, and authentic moments, highlighted through a special cake smash and splash photoshoot. I am honored to offer this unique service to families in Hampshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire, and beyond. Let's create a joyous celebration that not only leaves lasting memories but also involves the beauty of the world around us. Explore my Cake Smash & Splash page and join me in capturing the pure wonder of your baby's first birthday.

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I help busy parents like you to create timeless, natural, printed photographs of your family for your beautiful home, taking away the hassle of choosing and ordering quality prints, artwork for your wall or quality albums, all the while ensuring the whole family has a memorable experience.

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