Family Photo Session in Brentwood Baby’s First Birthday Party

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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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

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little baby girl looking over mum shoulder at camera

little baby girl sitting on floor playing with toys at birthday party

baby first birthday party with grandma

young man smiling opening a bottle of wine

young boy holding a plate of food at birthday party

woman smiling holding baby girl at party

shy little toddler girl eating crisps

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young woman holding little toddler girl in arms

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baby first birthday party playing with kids

black and white portrait of little girl looking over shoulder

mum and son sitting down taking photos with phone

young boy smiling looking out of window

young woman smiling at her nephew

birthday party guests sitting in living room smiling laughing

two women sitting on floor laughing

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baby first birthday party at home

baby first birthday party with parents

baby first birthday party blowing candles off cake

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Alina Clark - A family and lifestyle documentary photographer based in Essex

A little bit about me

My name is Alina and I am a documentary family photographer based in Essex, United Kingdom. I love capturing everyday life just the way it is – unscripted, a bit messy and extraordinary in the most ordinary way.

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