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Cuteness Alert: 1st Birthday Photo Sessions

There are countless ways to celebrate your baby’s first birthday, from cake smashes to big bashes. Find inspiration from these pint-sized partiers who marked this milestone with a professional photo shoot.

It’s my party
Fischer celebrated his first birthday in style, complete with balloons, a bow tie and a fabulous cake–perfect for smashing, of course! Images: Darin Crofton Photography, Tampa, Florida

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Pretty in pink
Baby Liv enjoyed an epic cake smash photo shoot, complete with a gorgeous cake and fabulous DIY paper backdrop. When are adult cake smashes gonna become a thing?! Images: Irish Eyes Photography, Gahanna, Ohio | Bakery: Carrie’s Sugar Buzz

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Dressed to impress
How dapper is one-year-old Jalen?! His style game was on point for this shoot, complete with suspenders, a bow tie, and a newsboy cap to top it all off. Images: Vision & Style Photography, Columbus, Ohio | Location: Franklin Park Conservatory

Blue-eyed beauty
Mary Copelan is absolutely beautiful in her custom-made birthday jumper and bonnet. She loves the camera but she HATES CAKE! Images: Brandy Angel Photography, Madison, Georgia | Bakery: Bake, Rattle and Roll

Up, up & away
Aviator Adam needed some “fly” photos for the invitations for his first birthday party. So, he and his grandpa went to the local airport and posed in Grandpa’s airplane. So cute! Images: Magnolia Adam’s Photography, Norman, Oklahoma

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Simply sweet
Blue-eyed Becks’ personality shines through in her first birthday portrait. Her big sister, Blythe, made a cameo during her session, and her personality almost stole the show. This backyard photo session reminds us that the real stars are the babies, and not the location. Images: Meagan White Photo, New Albany, Indiana

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Smile on set
Baby Kohen’s crafty mom had a vision for her daughter’s first birthday photo shoot: she brought along a truckload of props–and a rosebud cake for smashing!-and designed an adorable vignette for the birthday girl’s shoot. Images: B. Jones Photography, Snohomish, Washington

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Cake smash bash
Photographer Christine Bezanson created a lush backdrop of paper flowers (it only took five hours!) for this little darling’s cake smash. The flowers on top of the cake mirror the paper ones to create a cohesive look to the shoot. Images: Bezanson Photography, Edmonton, Alberta

Check out our 2life Baby app GALLERIES for more first birthday inspiration.

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