You may have seen in this post that just before Christmas I had the pleasure of photographing little Noah and his family on his first birthday. Just as I mentioned in that post, the day was perfect for his birthday party, and because it was happening a few days before Christmas it contained double the excitement.

There was something so intimate and special when I took family photos of little Noah and his parents before the party guests arrived, as it meant just for a few moments they could celebrate their little boy's birthday on their own, in their own space. Naturally true birthday celebrations began as soon as the doorbell rang and guests started to arrive!

It was a lovely party to witness. Friends and family gathered around, Christmas songs were playing on a speaker, and an amazing spread of delicious festive treats was to be enjoyed. The atmosphere was jubilant, festive and full of love and laughter. What an amazing way to celebrate little Noah's first birthday and kick off the festive season!

I can't recommend Alina highly enough! From the moment she arrived at my house, I felt like I was welcoming an old friend. She immediately made me feel at ease and guided the shoot so effortlessly and professionally. My little boy, who sometimes takes a while to 'warm' to people was also immediately full of smiles for Alina. Alina really captured the natural atmosphere of the day, capturing the moments that I missed and all the beautiful exchanges in-between. There's a real intimacy in the photos Alina takes and she has a fantastic eye for detail which results in treasured contemporary photos. I'm over the moon with the pictures. Thank you Alina!
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first birthday cake woodland animals
baby first birthday party
baby first birthday party with grandparents and dad
baby first birthday party guests
grandad putting shoe on grandson foot
little girl sitting with mum and grandma on sofa
blonde grandma smiling at party guest
party guests sitting on sofa smiling talking
party guests chatting smiling
brown haired young woman smiling holding champagne glass
woman taking photo with her phone smiling
baby first birthday party with mum
little baby girl looking over mum shoulder at camera
little baby girl sitting on floor playing with toys at birthday party
young man smiling opening a bottle of wine
baby first birthday party with grandma
woman smiling holding baby girl at party
young boy holding a plate of food at birthday party
shy little toddler girl eating crisps
baby first birthday party playing with kids
baby first birthday party sitting on floor alone
young boy smiling looking out of window
young woman smiling at her nephew
mum and son sitting down taking photos with phone
black and white portrait of little girl looking over shoulder
looking in through window young man hugging small boy smiling
two women sitting on floor laughing
birthday party guests sitting in living room smiling laughing
baby first birthday party decorations
baby first birthday party at home
baby first birthday party with parents
baby first birthday party blowing candles off cake

If you would like me to capture your family's everyday life or a special milestone, please get in touch.