YOUR BABY IS TURNING ONE...
QUICK GRAB THE CAMERA!!!
Getting the feels when your baby turns one...it's a thing. and it hit me so hard. i worked full time, at an office that took me an hour to get to, during Beya's first year. It was awful, and when she turned one I was totally racked with guilt that I had missed so much, and she was not "officially" a baby anymore. But one of my biggest regrets is that, as oft-photographed as she is, I never memorialized her with an "official" first birthday shoot.
DIY OR PHOTOGRAPHER?
BUT WHERE? HOW?!
There is actually only one hard and fast rule, which is USE NATURAL LIGHT! The best time to shoot outdoors is early morning, when the shadows are soft and warm. Later in the day cameras tend to see more blue, so the longer you wait to take pictures the more you'll struggle to capture accurate colors. If you are shooting indoors, north-facing windows provide the softest/most diffused light. If you don't have one of those, just make sure you don't have any harsh rays coming directly through the window that will throw off your exposure. Read on to see some of our favorite ways to "fake" what the pros do...
WHY NOT STAGE A "PARTY"?
There is definitely a tendency to spend a lot of time on Pinterest and overwhelm yourself with options, but as long as you have good light in your home you don't need to go over the top and book a location. have a "fake" first birthday party in your kitchen!
KEEP IT SIMPLE
If there is a room in your home with a big window, you can totally fake a fancy photo studio with a few simple props. a window that gets diffused light (north-facing is best) creates the best and most balanced ambiance.
One awesome thing about babies is that they don't really need much accessorizing to look gorgeous. and mother nature is the best backdrop anyway, no?
BUT I HAVEN'T A STITCH TO WEAR!
Nothing to wear? No problem! That's our wheelhouse...
Founder of Beya Made