MIlestone Session

Eliza’s First Birthday Session and Cake Smash | Connecticut Baby Photographer

First Birthday’s are such an important milestone, not just for baby, but for Mom and Dad too! It means you MADE it- you survived what is arguably the most difficult year of your life haha! The sleep deprivation, the stress, the worry all of it culminates at the first birthday! Congratulations- you are now considered old pros at this baby thing!!!

The First Birthday really is a special time and you will remember it for the rest of your life. Having gorgeous portraits to freeze this moment in time is really a treasure!

When client’s request a First Birthday session, we always discuss whether we will do cake at the end. If we do, we save it for the very last thing (for obvious reasons! haha!). I have lots of sweet, simple props for my milestones includes a vintage white hair chair, a vintage rocking horse, and some pretty chairs. One year olds are SO curious about the world around them so to keep them interested in taking photos, we have to keep changing things up!

I do not provide the cake for cake smash sessions due to potential allergies, but I do suggest a mostly white cake (or even a “naked cake”). They photograph lovely and don’t stain like the colored icings. There are lots of bakeries around to order a cake, just be sure and specify what size you would like (if you want a small cake tell them it’s for a smash cake!).

I’m sharing Eliza’s session with you today! She is SUCH a pretty baby and was FULL of joy! Her Mom picked out this pink tulle dress from the Client Wardrobe and it was PERFECT on her! Mom also brought this sweet monogrammed diaper cover. I love how much variety we were able to get in such a short time!

Connecticut Baby Photographer Cake Smash

Connecticut Baby Photographer Cake Smash

Connecticut Baby Photographer Cake Smash

Connecticut Baby Photographer Cake Smash


My Story

Hi, I’m Kristin.

I’m a hardworking mama, just like you, except my babies are getting older now. I’ve got a perspective that I only I wish I had when they were little. I’ve got regrets. I didn’t know just how fast it would all go. And now my mission is to save other moms from those same regrets. 

I am your family’s photographer, your new mom friend, your personal stylist, your pampering coordinator, and your memory keeper.  

Over the last 6 years, I’ve served tons of mamas, rocked 100s of babies, and wrangled 1000s of toddlers creating magic for families spread across Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Vermont. And I'd be honored to do the same for you.

Let’s start documenting your baby’s story!

We take a limited number of families each year to make sure each Mama gets all the love attention she deserves. Contact us today to check availability for your baby's First Year Collective or portrait session.