Photo's to take of your child's Birthday


With Blake's first birthday coming up so fast I have compiled a list of
photos that I plan to take of his special day. 

So I have decided to share my ideas with you as I feel that 
they are suitable for not just a first birthday. 

1. The night before 
when your little one is fast asleep in their cot/bed. 
You can caption it in his/her baby book with 
for example
" tonight my little one fell asleep an [insert age]...
tomorrow he/she will wake up as a [insert age] 

2. The night before 
Present's all wrapped up and ready for your little one in the morning

3. Decorations
This is especially great if your child's birthday/party has a theme. 

4. Food
I'll be taking photo's of Blake's breakfast and also his buffet lunch/dinner

5. Cake Smash 
This is a great one to photograph I'm planning to do Blake's whilst he is in his highchair. 

6. With parent/'s and other family members 

7. Opening presents 

8. Birthday cards

9. Calendar with the date of your little ones birthday 

10. Flat lay of your little ones special birthday outfit 

11. close up of accessories 
such as shoes, headbands etc

12. Playing with gifts

13. Photo's of what you get up to 
for example we are taking Blake to a soft play 
so we will be taking photos of what he gets up to there. 

14. Candles with your child's age 

15. All dressed up 

16. Birthday cake

I hope this post has giving you some ideas of photo's you can 
take of your child/'s special day. 

If you have some more ideas feel free to let me know. 

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  1. Great list of photos. I think I take way too many photos but it is great to look back and see my sons growing up x

  2. This is really helpful! I shall use these tips when I have my own child someday!

  3. ha ha! what a great list! I didn't do anything like this back in 2009 but had i done it would be great to look back on! Thanks for sharing.

  4. A great list and I hope it all goes to plan for you x

  5. Great list, I think I'm going to use this!

  6. What a lovely time and happy birthday Blake! Great list of photos. I have some videos of when my son was small too and they are fab to look back on.

  7. Great ideas. It is so easy to miss some perfect shots and then realise too late. I wish I had done Baby holding a balloon, then two, then three etc x

  8. What a lovely list of photos, we did most of these although not a cake smash. That seems to be getting very popular. I hope he has a lovely Birthday x

  9. I like the idea of taking photos before their party and then again on the day. I wonder what the difference may be?

  10. I video'd Aidan's first birthday but wish I had more photos of the build up, like the night before and the presents. Great ideas! x

  11. Great list hun.
    Im so excited for Hayden's 4th not till April but he does keep reminding me every morning loool
    Have saved the list and I will use it :D
    Charlotte x

  12. Such a great list. It' so hard to remember to capture the special day so it's great to have a prompt like this. Thanks for sharing.