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Amelia’s Boho Cake Smash

Amelia’s first birthday photoshoot was a bit of a boho cake smash with lots of neutrals and earthy tones, and of course an overload of cuteness. Her momma had contacted me several months in advance to book Amelia’s very special 1st birthday session and I was so excited to finally meet this beautiful family! As it often goes with little ones, we never quite know what we’re going to get. I let them take the lead and snapped away. There were some tears, but also lots of the cutest smiles. We started off with family photos, then gave Amelia’s big brothers a break while capturing some parents & baby shots. I cycled through some of my cutest outfits and headbands to add to the variety, then completed her 1st birthday photos with a cake smash and some tub time. After a session packed with a little bit of everything, I hope I captured a gallery her family will cherish forever.

Mia’s 1st birthday photoshoot

Mia’s 1st birthday photoshoot exceeded my expectations, which is not surprising because she is an absolutely adorable baby. When her momma reached out to schedule her first birthday photos, I was so excited to see how much she had grown since her newborn session last year. Her mom warned me that she tends to be very scared of strangers (super common for babies and toddlers), and was hoping to get at least a few smiles and not too many tears. I set up my studio, put out all of my favorite extra cute 1st birthday items and props, and hoped for the best. Mia did not disappoint! In fact she was all smiles and personality and oh-so-very-cute!

I started off with some sweet portraits, then moved on to get some candid shots of Mia playing. She loved playing with my chair (it’s the perfect size for babies, and they love it) and showing off her standing skills. We ended the session with a cake smash, which is of course always a fun highlight for first birthday photos!

I always love doing first birthday photos and this session was one of my favorites to date! Now to show off so many favorites from this brown-eyed beauty…

Benjamin is turning one | Menifee 1st Birthday photoshoot

Handsome little Benjamin is turning one! His 1st birthday photoshoot was filled with smiles and so much personality! I got to capture his portraits, birthday outfit photos, and some Toy Story themed photos for his birthday party. I always love meeting new clients, and meeting Benjamin and his momma was extra special because I learned they live in my neighborhood.

Emily Menzie is an experienced baby photographer in Menifee, California, capturing baby photos from newborn to first birthday for clients throughout Southern California.

Birthday Photographer | Moreno Valley Cake Smash

Avraj’s momma was looking for a birthday photographer for a fun cake smash photoshoot. She found me over on Thumbtack – I’m always intrigued to hear how people find my work and my website. I absolutely loved the style she requested for her little guy’s 1st birthday session. We started off with family photos, along with mom/baby and dad/baby shots (I highly encourage parents to be in the photos with their little ones!), captured some sweet portraits (I always try to get some great portrait photos — I think they’re the most important part of any photoshoot), snapped some fun “explorer” shots for his adventure themed birthday party, and ended with the cake smash. I loved his neutral cake smash with some pops of color from the greenery and balloons. Avraj was a total delight for his photoshoot — he was adorably expressive and smiled and clapped through the entire session. I hope he had a wonderful first birthday! I can only imagine it was extra fun with his fun-loving personality!

Emily Menzie Photography is located in Menifee, California and specializes in baby and child photography, from newborn photos to baby’s first birthday and beyond, including Fresh 48 sessions, in-home lifestyle sessions, and cake smash photos. Serving clients throughout Southern California including Menifee, Murrieta, Temecula, Lake Elsinore, Winchester, French Valley, Wildomar, Canyon Lake, Canyon Hills, Moreno Valley, Riverside and all areas around the Inland Empire.

January birthday photoshoot

Beauties Gabriella and Kamila both have January birthdays, so we celebrated with a little January birthday photoshoot! Sibling photos are always so much fun. I first met these adorable sisters last year for Kamila’s newborn session. One of my greatest joys being a baby photographer is getting to see my newborn clients come back for their 1st birthday session (usually with a cake smash, as was the case with Kamila’s photo session). Check out this fun comparison…

newborn vs 1st birthday

It was Kamila’s actual birthday on the day of her photoshoot, and she decided it was her party and she would cry if she wanted to! She wasn’t my biggest fan that day, but she sure is adorable even through all the tears. I loved getting some comparison shots to her newborn session last year, and I was able to capture some portraits of her and big sister Gabriella too.

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