First Birthday Photo Shoot in my Home Studio, Manorhamilton, Co. Leitrim


As much as I adore photographing newborn babies, I really love when I am asked to photograph older babies, especially one year olds! Last month, I welcomed the gorgeous Emily into my little home studio in Manorhamilton, Co. Leitrim to capture her First Birthday Photos.

My First Birthday Photography sessions are just like a little play date for your baby. Once baby is dressed and settled in, we start by capturing some portraits of them before introducing some lovely toys for them to play with, all while I snap away in the background capturing them play and interact. The fun (and the mess!) really begins when we bring out the cake! It’s adorable to see how each baby will react so differently to this part of the session – some babies will dive right in, no mercy! Others, like the gorgeous Emily, proceed with caution and would prefer to rub the cake on their belly rather than eat it – which leads to some really cute photos!

It’s almost impossible to pick my favourite photos from the session, but these are some of the images I absolutely adore! I’m sure you will enjoy going through them as much as I enjoyed taking them.

How to book First Birthday Photos

If you are interested in having some photos taken to mark your little ones First Birthday, I would be more than happy to send you on more information – simply send me an email and we can take it from there!


The cake was by Geraldine from For Goodness Cakes, it smelt and looked amazing – I would highly recommend! And the balloon was from Caz Cards. Clothing is from Zara, they have the most beautiful kids clothes!

Kind Words

A lovely review from Shannon – these always mean the world to any small business, thank you so much!
“Eimear is just brilliant at what she does. A perfect balance of a relaxed yet professional approach. She has an eye for what she does and the finished products are gorgeous. She is easy to reach and has a very quick response time. Nothing is too much hassle. I would definitely recommend Eimear to anyone who is looking to get pictures done, especially of newborns or young children as we thoroughly enjoyed our first birthday shoot.”

Naked Cake by For Goodness Cake
Emily & her big sister, Shannon
I always love to capture an eyelash shot whenever I can!
For all of my baby sessions from Newborn right up to First Birthday, I provide the clothing. This gorgeous jumper is from Zara
I’m so glad I went for a balloon for the shoot, she absolutely loved it! Purchased from Caz Cards in Manorhamilton

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