First Birthday Photographs

Nikon's Top 10 Tips for Great Birthday Party Photos

It is always such an awesome feeling when you get to see your work published! Check out Nikon's Learn & Explore article on Top 10 Tips for Great Birthday Party Photos and you'll learn tips such as how to shoot lit birthday candles, how to set your ISO for low lighting indoors, remembering not to forget to photograph the little details and other tips. As a bonus you will get to see some photos from my daughter's 1st birthday cake smash and tips on how to shoot a cake smash!

The latest trend in celebrating a baby’s 1st birthday is the cake smash. To do it you set up a spot on the floor with a small birthday cake, a baby and let the smashing begin!

The latest trend in celebrating a baby’s 1st birthday is the cake smash. To do it you set up a spot on the floor with a small birthday cake, a baby and let the smashing begin!

Belén 1st Birthday Cake Smash Photos

It's been a long time since I have posted. Who would've thought work, having a baby and all other sorts of fun would put my photography business on hiatus for a bit. But, I have not stopped taking pictures during that time, and have some exciting ones to share (including a super fun engagement shoot I did a few months ago at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC). 

But I figured I would get my photography blog going again by posting my daughter Belén's 1st birthday cake smash. My beautiful baby girl was born May 5, 2016, and she just made the date with 8 minutes left! What is actually really cool about her birthday is if you add mine, which is 4/4, and my husband's together, which is 1/1, that comes out to her birthday, 5/5. Yes, yes, cheesy I know, but I still think it is cool. Another really cool thing about her birthday is that she is born on my best friend Stephanie's birthday, who is also her guidemother.

The photos were taken with a Nikon D750 and a mix of the NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED and NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G lenses. I edited them in Lightroom and used the Mastin Labs Fuji Pro 400H Neutral preset. So enough of the ramblings, I hope you enjoy some of the photos from the first birthday cake smash!

Pink Flags and Twine: Michael's
Bloomer Set: Organic Minikins
One Cake Topper: Tender Love Cardstock
8" Wood Mini Cake Stand: Pink Rose Cottage