CAMPING THEME birthday photo shoot with a baby girl



Happy camper on her birthday

This was an unbelievable amount of fun, I normally get asked to photograph Cake smashes for babies’ first birthdays, but this lovely mama, who is also a photographer herself, asked if we could create a little camping themed set in my studio for her baby’s first birthday photo shoot instead. They are a fun loving outdoors family so this was the perfect little theme for this gorgeous girly.

How i start a family photography session...


We started off this photo shoot in my Chandlers Ford studio, with a collection of family photographs of all three of them together, then some photos of mummy with her little lady and some with daddy and his little lady too. I like to create a range of posed images and some fun playful ones capturing the moment too.

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what's next?

After the family photographs, we let little Juniper explore her camping set with her little campfire (disclaimer it wasn’t real haha) she had a tiny stick with a big juicy marshmallow on the end, and I was so impressed, she knew just what to do with it and held it over the fire!

She was a happy little lamb, and I got so many photographs of her, I will photograph a baby with the whole set on show, but also sneak in closer for some detail shots of baby’s face, or little toes etc to really give a beautiful mix of professional images you’ll love to look back on, they grow and change so fast, I love preserving all these little bits.

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Not forgetting some beautiful black and white photographs too!…

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...and then?

After she had had some fun with the camping set, her mummy asked if we could get some splashing photos in my little bathtub.

I usually use this after a Cake Smash photo shoot to clean all the cake off of the little babies, but it also makes for some beautiful photos as the babies just adore it! A chance for genuine smiles for those photos!

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Little Juniper was no different. And had an absolute blast, splashing away and beaming her biggest smile. LOVE her bubbly little bonce

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How did we finish up?

We then scooped her out of the tub and wrapped her in her little towel, and I got a few more photos of her looking cute in her woodland set…. Doesn’t she look right at home?

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We finished up with some breastfeeding photos of her and her mummy, before she was wrapped up warm again in her going home clothes and went off to lunch with her Mum and dad after her fun photo shoot.

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I had SO much fun photographing this gorgeous birthday girl with her family in my cosy little studio here in Chandlers Ford. 

Creating the woodland/camping theme set and having a blast capturing all those gorgeous moments they’ll cherish forever, it was such a perfect session.

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