Is Your Baby About to Celebrate Their 1st Birthday?

Make your Baby’s First Birthday one to remember

We know planning your child’s First Birthday is a lot of fun and so is planning their First Birthday Portrait.

But not all parents want to include a cake smash in the session. If you’re not a fan of the mess or you think your baby might not enjoy it, that’s okay!

Our ‘cake-smash-alternative’ session will help you celebrate this milestone in style. You’ll still have gorgeous photos to display proudly in your home and share with loved ones. 

Our First Birthday Portrait session is £45 and includes both a portrait session and £75 studio credit toward your photos.

Here is a baby boy during his portrait session at my photography studio in Harlow

Sue was professional and interacted with my little boy in a way that captured his personality perfectly.

The photographs she produced were stunning, images we will treasure forever of our baby.

The whole experience was easy, from booking the appointment electronically to meeting Sue and feeling completely at ease when she took control of the room.

Would highly recommend Sue’s services.

– Donna C, Hoddesdon

Baby boy celebrating his first birthday say looking to camera with a wooden play cake next to him.
12 month old baby sat on a small child's size chair and smiling to camera


Is your baby about to turn one?

It’s a day that is more memorable and special for you than for your baby, and whilst they may not remember, you’ll always have the photographs to show them how loved they are.

We’ll keep things simple, but fun for your baby. I even have a dinky wooden cake.

It’s quick, easy & fun. Best taken as near to your baby’s birthday as possible, so anywhere between 11-13 months old.

The big reveal will be around 10 days after your portrait experience, to allow time for me to work my magic behind the scenes.



At our studio in Harlow, Essex. Allow up to an hour.  Prints & wall art are sold separately. Siblings and/or parents can join in for a few photographs.


Private viewing of your photos

At your viewing and ordering appointment, you will see your beautiful photographs, and this is your opportunity to purchase.

There is no obligation to choose anything other than what you love on the day.


Studio credit of £75

Toward prints, wall art or a collection.

Take the next step



Your date & time, using our online booking calendar.

We hope to see you soon!



In the run-up to your Birthday portrait session, we’ll send you a guide to help you prepare. Practical things to bring for example.

We have some adorable wooden toys to mark this milestone.



We have photographed hundreds of baby’s with their families and know how to make this a fun experience you will never forget.

So you can relax and trust that I have everything under control. 

What’s not included

The photos taken during our portrait experience are not included. At your viewing and ordering appointment, you will see your beautiful photographs, and this is your opportunity to purchase more. 

Prices start from £85,  and there is no obligation to choose anything other than what you love on the day.


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As a mum and professional photographer, I understand the importance of capturing every precious moment of your child’s life.

My love for children’s photography stems from my own experience of watching my child grow and change, and my desire to remember every detail of their childhood.

I want to help you freeze time and remember your child’s first birthday milestone forever. I aim to make the process of having a first birthday photo session and creating beautiful portrait artwork easy for busy parents.

Let’s celebrate your child’s special day in style.

Portrait of baby photographer Sue Kennedy


Parndon Mill, Harlow, Essex

Nestled on the outskirts of Harlow, in the open countryside, our studio location is a surprise and delight to many. With plenty of parking, and a beautiful riverside location making for a relaxing place to visit for your portrait photoshoot. Directions are sent with your booking confirmation.

Parndon Mill from the air by Ben Richards

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