I recently had the pleasure of doing a first birthday portrait and cake smash session for an awesome little boy who was turning one. What makes it even more awesome is that I was there last year for his newborn photos, I love when I get to return to see how much these babies have grown and become part of a family, it’s very rewarding.
Like most of my first birthday portrait sessions, we started out with a simple background and a more formal feel. Connor’s dad, Mike, drew up a great chalkboard sign which we used along with an old milk crate that had been in their family for some time.
Connor was not only incredibly handsome, but also incredibly energetic! This is just one of the typical challenges with child photography, but with creative efforts and patience, the end results are well worth it even when the child seems to be all over the place (and sometimes the shots with a parent in there doing some "wrangling" turn out to be some of my favorites).
Sometimes you need an older sister to hold you still lol
After all of that fun it was time for the cake to make its appearance and the real fun to begin. Connor didn’t have any trouble digging in to this cake and really seemed to enjoy the whole idea of it and us adults had a great time as well.
For information on setting up a portrait session and/or cake smash please feel free to contact me.