First Birthday Sessions

Everything you need to know

BEFORE SESSION Let us provide the best portrait experience from start to finish.  Visit the studio for a complimentary design consultation to discuss your session goals and preview product options.

DURING SESSION The day of your session, be pampered in our studio by our professional stylist while we photograph your baby with a custom cake to match their first birthday party.  Once you’re relaxed and refreshed, we’ll finish your first birthday session with family poses at an outdoor location.  Parents and siblings are included.  We even encourage grandparents to take part for a multi-generational portrait.

AFTER SESSION Within two weeks following your session, you’ll return to view your photographs for the first time.  Be prepared for lots of smiles, and maybe even a few goosebumps and tears.

First Birthday Session

Outdoor session with baby & family
Studio cake smash session
Design Session
Professional Guidance
Professional make-up application
Order session
Custom prints, albums, and digital files available for purchase.

Family Session

Family session included at no additional charge

Make Your Reservation

book your first birthday session now


Frequently Asked Questions

When should I schedule my session? To dedicate ourselves to each client, we accept a very limited number of sessions per month.  For milestone and first birthday sessions, we recommend booking at least one month in advance.  Weekends tend to fill first, so if you do need a weekend spot, please reserve as early as possible.

What is included with my first birthday session? For your child's first birthday session, we will spend about 90 minutes in studio and outdoors.  We will smash a cake, run around outside, and spend time with family.  It's also a great time to update your family portrait.  Cake smash includes a complimentary cake and setup.  Also included with your first birthday session is a complimentary makeup application for mom.

Can I include my husband or other children? Yes!  In fact, we encourage it.  Our babies grow too fast, and we want the pictures to remember this precious time.  Sibling and family poses are included in your first birthday session.  

What do I need to bring to my session?  We have a variety of props and outfits in studio to style babies up to one year.  We also offer girl dresses up to size 8.  We even provide dresses for mom, and offer complete online wardrobe design for your session.  Feel free to still bring along a few of your favorite outfits, and we can work together to decide what would photograph best, with your session goals in mind.

Can you come to my home to photograph my session?  Absolutely!  Outside of Shreveport/Bossier City may require a  travel fee.

Do you offer mini sessions?  Yes!  Mini sessions are available upon request and based on availability.  Mini sessions are ideal for clients looking for a quality session on a budget.  If you are just looking to capture this milestone and  digital files are the only concern, mini session is a great option for your family.

Custom Portrait Sessions are great for those looking for an exceptional experience.  With wardrobe design, home design, professional makeup artist, and multi-generational poses included, a custom session is unlike any typical photoshoot available in north Louisiana. 

Do you offer gift cards?  We do!  Family and friends can purchase gift cards at  We are also happy to provide complimentary cards to include in your shower invitations so guests know that you are registered with the studio.

Do you offer sessions other than newborn and baby sessions?  We do!  We offer a variety of sessions, including maternity, child and family sessions.  For more information, please email us or call us at the studio at 318-742-9101.

Do the sessions include any files? Your sitting fee covers your photo shoot and professional stylist for some sessions.  It does not include any digital copies, prints or products.  Within two weeks of your session, you will return to the studio for your order session, where your will purchase what you like.  There is no minimum order requirement.  Portraits start at $35; digital files range from $75-$995.  Our studio offers beautiful collections that include a variety of print and digital options.  Custom photography can be an investment, but our clients agree it’s worth it!  We are there for you every step of the way from session design to choosing the products best for your family.  The experience offered by Love by Lindey is unlike any other, and we invite you to experience it for yourself.

Questions? Call 318-742-9101 or fill out the form below

Get in touch