MIlestone Session

First Birthday Session and Cake Smash in Studio in Darien, CT

It’s always a little bittersweet when a KWP baby turns one. Over the last year, I have had the honor of watching little Chase grow from a tiny little newborn baby boy to a boy on the move…and one that loves cake!

Since I met Chase at his in-home newborn session, I knew it was going to be an exciting year documenting him grow. He was so alert and curious and already letting his sweet little personality show.

Chase’s smile is contagious and will melt your heart…right along with the bond he shares with his big sister. The two of them could not be any sweeter together. One of my favorite sibling photos ever was from Chase’s six-month milestone session at Sherwood Island.

What to Do at a First Birthday Session

It can be hard to wrangle a one-year-old on the move! That’s one reason why I love doing first-birthday sessions in the studio. It’s an open space, free of distractions, and gives them a controlled space to move around in.

This usually looks like them playing in the curtains, standing by one of our poofs, crawling around, and playing with wood toys that I provide. I have found that these give them something to do to also photograph well.

If you choose to do a cake smash for your one-year-old, we will do that at the end. Then ensures that we get those must-have photos first and then we let the fun begin! Some babies love cake and others want nothing to do with it. However your child responds, know that it’s totally normal and 100% adorable either way!

This is a side-by-side photo that I LOVE putting together- you can really see how much they grow and change over the year!

Newborn, 6 month and 1 year photo of baby boy with Darien Newborn and Family Photographer, Kristin Wood Photography.

Kristin Wood Photography, LLC specializes in Newborn, Maternity and Family Photography serving Fairfield County and surrounding areas including Greenwich, Westport, New Canaan,  Ridgefield, Stamford, Fairfield, New Haven, Manhattan, and Westchester County.  If you are interested in booking a session, please contact me here.

I would love to begin planning a portrait session for you. Whether you want an outdoor beach or field setting or a cozy in-studio or in-home setting, we will design the perfect session to suit your family. I provide a luxury photography experience with a full client closet, personalized wardrobe styling, hair and makeup artists, and custom album and wall art designs for your home.

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  1. kathryne says:

    These are so sweet! What an adorable little boy!

  2. Renee says:

    What a beautiful and fun collection of portraits!

  3. Bethany says:

    What a cutie! Love how sweet big sister is with him.

  4. Catie says:

    Love all this photos!

  5. Lindsey says:

    What an adorable family! I love the twinkle light background!

  6. Melissa Klein says:

    Oh my goodness – these are so sweet! And your lighting is perfection.

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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.