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We make first birthday dreams come true... 

As the premiere baby photo studio in Los Angeles for over a decade, we specialize in documenting your baby's big first year milestone as portraits that your family will treasure for generations.

Call us at 310-391-4500 to start planning your child's session, or book online below.

Investment Guide - 1st Birthday
Investment Guide - 1st Birthday


Have questions or want to book over the phone? Schedule a consultation call to talk with your photographer.

Girls Cake Smash
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"The Pod Photography is your go-to location for the most professional and stunning baby photos in Los Angeles.
The entire staff is one of the nicest group of people I've met. Five Stars!!!!" - Jonathan H.


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Preserve your family heritage with timeless art displayed throughout your home.
We offer a variety of premium products including framed art, albums and gift items.

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SCHEDULING
First Birthday sessions are recommended to take place around 11 months old to ensure you have all of your artwork in time for the big day. Please give us a call at 310-391-4500 to have your session confirmed on our calendar or book online. We book up weeks to months in advance, so please call us with plenty of advance notice. To confirm your session, we require a non-refundable 50% deposit of your session fee.

INVESTMENT
The minimum investment for a first birthday session with our studio is $1,650. There is a $650 session fee for your photographer's time, custom set design, props, outfits, the cake, assistants, and all the time that goes into the personalized planning of your portrait session. All products, including digital files, are purchased separately, with a minimum purchase of $1,000 per session.

Approximately two weeks after your photo session, you will return to the studio for your Ordering Appointment. This is when you will be presented with your images and you will decide which of our Collections or A La Carte options you will purchase. Our average client spends $2,000 - $4,000 after the session.


SESSION PLANNING APPOINTMENT
Your first birthday session is custom tailored to you and your baby. We will have a phone or in-person meeting several weeks before your session to discuss set design, colors, style and wardrobe, as well as your custom-designed smash cake. We specialize in creating custom sets that reflect your party theme, nursery colors, hobbies, career or any unique ideas you may have!

There are two custom sets included with your session fee. To add family / sibling photos or additional sets, we charge $100 per additional. There is a $100 weekend fee.


CAKE, WARDROBE & PROPS
Your personalized smash cake will be delivered to the studio before your arrival. Outfits and accessories for your baby are included with your session and everything is washed after each session with a hypoallergenic detergent.

For more elaborate set designs or fresh flowers, etc. additional charges may apply - just talk with your photographer about your vision and we will bring it all to life!


YOUR PORTRAIT SESSION
All of our "Smash & Splash" sessions take place at our beautiful state-of-the-art Culver City studio. The day of your photo session there will be one to two assistants helping your photographer to ensure your baby's safety and smiles as well as a relaxed experience for you. 

You are right next to use during the session and we encourage your input and feedback throughout the 60-90 minute session. There is a comfortable Client Lounge for you to relax, change and enjoy complementary snacks and beverages in during your time at our studio. There is also a TV with Netflix in the Client Lounge to entertain older children (and dads!)

Health & Safety

SAFETY AND HEALTH
Your family's health and safety is our number one priority. We diligently disinfect our studio, outfits and props after each session. Each member of the team assisting during your session has their current Flu and TDAP vaccines and is expertly trained in baby safety. Rest assured that you are in great hands, we've specialized in baby photography for over a decade!


DISPLAYING YOUR ART
Approximately two weeks after your photo session you will return to our studio for your 90-minute ordering appointment. As a full service studio, we offer a variety of heirloom albums, custom framing, boutique party invitations/thank you cards and a variety of grandparent gifts.

We have a full time re-toucher on staff, and natural-looking re-touching is included with everything that you purchase.


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