Looking back, this will all seem as fresh as the moment it happened.

Hey there! I’m so glad you reached out about your baby's first birthday. You are probably here because you brought your baby home, marveled over their newborn phase, saw some incredible milestones, lost a lot of sleep, and somewhere in the middle of all that beautiful chaos your baby got older?! And bigger?!  And holy shirt (iykyk), birthdays only come once a year, and it doesn't get any bigger than their very first. As the day gets closer there is a realization that you want to hold on tight to this memory and milestone as you close out that first year of parenting and loving this crazy cool kid. 

As the details fade away, you will come back to their photos and all of the candid moments, almost like watching your favorite sitcom over and over. One photo will bring back the sound of their laugh, another the scrunch of their nose when they snarl, those little thigh creases on their baby thighs that will soon turn into toddler legs running away from you.

Embrace the mess - literally and figuratively. Life with a baby is rarely clean, and watching them go all crazy on their favorite food with not a care in the world is the best! I love this mess, and you wouldn't trust just anyone to be the keeper of these memories. This is where I come in! Meg, official birthday storyteller, cheerleader, and photo session goofball.

This simple guide is here to help you make the best choice for your family. Take a moment to look around. I will answer any questions that pop up when we connect.

Birthday Stories

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My clients and families give me the warm fuzzies,

here's what they're saying...

Sandahl C.

Oh my gosh, I cannot say enough amazing things about Meg. For one, she is the sweetest person alive, my boys and I love her. She connected with my men immediately. Second, she is crazy talented. Like blown away amazing. You will NOT regret hiring her for anything photo related.

Sarah W.

Meg is INCREDIBLE! She is so chill and easy to become besties with! So professional & easy going all at the same time. We had a super fun time doing a lifestyle shoot in our home. BEAUTIFUL photos captured by an beautiful person! Seriously can not recommend her enough! The best!

Jacky R.

Meg was awesome with both shoots she has done for my family and I. She captured some of the most amazing pictures I own and will forever cherish. I wouldn’t think twice before choosing her again!!!

Karyne V.

Since my son was born, we have been so lucky to be photographed by Meg. She is a very charismatic, talented and sensitive photographer, who captures our best selves every time we meet her. We have so many amazing pictures done by her that I can never decide my favorite time and/or photography.

Making Your Investment

To book the birthday package, a non-refundable retainer is due to reserve the date on my calendar.
This retainer is 30% of your desired package, and the remaining balance is to be paid one week before the birthday session.

Payment Plans:
After paying your retainer, your remaining balance can be put onto a payment plan.
I can divide your payments into 2 or 3 split payments,
or if you need to make payments on a special timeline, please let me know.

The Birthday Packages

In-Home or Outdoors


3 part session:
1. Pre-smash smiles
2. Smashing with their favorite food or a birthday surprise (cake, donuts, fruit, etc.)
3. Bubbles - either bath or in the air

Smash setup materials are included in cost from local professionals • Sessions take around 60-90 minutes depending on child and location • Downloadable online gallery of 90+ edited images (high resolution + social media sized) with capability to order prints and story book



Up to 90 minutes of professional studio time.

Birthday Storybook


Life can get super busy, and a lot of times we don't get our photos printed. I'm here to make it super easy for you! I'd love for you to have a beautiful photo book that tells the story of your little one's first birthday. Looking through photo books is one of my family's favorite activities to do together and I hope your family will enjoy it just as much!

Want to see more smashing goodness?

Click the link below to see an in-studio donut smash.
Shared with love and permission .

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Next Steps to Get Started

  1. Let's hop on a phone or video call to talk about your kiddo, how excited you are for their birthday, and all that you can expect from me as a storyteller. Also, if you prefer email that is totally alright too, just reply to the initial email.

  2. Choose whether you want an outdoor/in-home/studio experience. I will email you a quote and after package selection has been made, you will complete the booking forms, and pay your 30% retainer to secure your date on my calendar. If you would like to pay in installments, we will set them up. 

  3. Once you're booked, we will start brainstorming styling options (I have a few items in my client closet) and if you've chosen outdoors, location ideas.

Let's Connect.

I am Meg (she/her). birth/family photographer + doula in training.

Documenting parents from bellies to birth and on through baby as they climb aboard life's best roller coaster ride ever. Supporting Portland, Oregon and the surrounding areas. Outside of photography, I am a husband snuggling, belly laughing, sweary and geeky mom of two kiddos plus pets.


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