Tips for Shooting a First Birthday Celebration

On this video photographer Jessica Hinnenkamp (from UltimatePhotoGuide) gives some quick tips on how to best capture the first birthday of a child using props and accessories.

Every child has only one first birthday so making it memorable for the parents (and ultimately for the child) is important. On this quick video Hinnenkamp has a few nice suggestions on what you can do to help bring out the most of the child on this special day such as having him or her play with things like balloons and a cake – goofing around in a safe environment.

We already looked at Hinnenkamp’s tips in the past as she showcased a few of her favorite techniques for maternity photography. We have also looked at baby photography in the past including a video by Jami Saunders demonstrates how to works with babies and a video by  Tamara Lackey who gives some tips on simple in-home lighting setup and demonstrates it while shooting a child.

You can check out many more helpful photography tips on our Photography tips section here on LensVid.

Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.

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