First Birthday Session

Your Baby’s First Birthday


We bet that you can barely believe it – it’s already your baby’s first birthday! Watching them reach milestones in the last year has been a joy for the whole family, and now you want to capture the birthday moment to create lasting memories of this time. If you’re looking for a birthday photographer, you’ve come to the right place.

We capture a family portrait where we can see your little one interacting with parents and siblings, and do it all within the studio. Outdoor sessions can be a great option in the warmer months too.

This session can include the popular cake smash photography – and best of all, every styling element of the session is included – from the cake itself, to decorations and outfits needed to make these images really stand out, your cake smash photography session with Moments Photography Canberra is tailored to you and your family.

Your easy 3 step experience

1. Planning

Your Design Consult! We'll talk all about your needs, what to wear, how to prepare, and help you start thinking about how you are going to display these images. This is when we will get your session in the diary

2. Creating

Shooting your session and capturing those photos that will last a lifetime.

3. Purchasing

Your in-person ordering session and buying the photos you love. I'm here to expertly guide you in creating the perfect package for you!

Session Details

We want to create a first birthday session that is designed for you and your family. Here are our most asked questions for birthday photography sessions.

What happens during a First Birthday Session?

Moments Photography Canberra’s first birthday session is designed to showcase your baby’s personality, so we include simple props to enhance colours and textures and create a whimsical experience.

When should I book?

We recommend allowing 8-10 weeks before your baby turns one if you would like the images to be finalised by their birthday. Booking in advance ensures we can meet your deadline.


Your session will run for approximately 30 minutes, allowing your baby to take the lead and be comfortable during the shoot. We allow an hour for the session, however we work very quickly to capture amazing images for you.

Not all babies like a first birthday cake smash experience, but we have tricks up our sleeve to improvise on the day. Babies tend to love the bath experience where we can capture beautiful, joyful images.


All styling elements are included in the session, including the cake, fruit and flowers depending on your preferences. In the studio, we set up a backdrop of the colour and texture of your choice and have a wide range to choose from. Outdoors, your baby will be the main focus in a naturally lit, scenic backdrop to add a pop of vibrance to your images.


You will receive a variety of images to choose from once we have our ordering session. These images include photos with the parents, siblings, grandparents and even pets. Just let us know how many people will be present when booking. We will also capture individual portraits of your baby, a cake smash (if you choose this option) and some bath photos at the end of the session.

First birthday session

Cake smash photography


Everything you need for your session is included – just bring your gorgeous one year old! Your cake smash session includes the cake, props and various coloured backdrops to choose from.

First Birthday session

Fruit bath

The fruit bath experience is one full of joy, laughter and precious moments of your baby growing up. If your baby loves bath time, this is a perfect session to capture their cheeky and fun nature.

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