First Birthday’s might be the most special birthdays. Maybe not so much for the birthday girl or boy, but definitely for the parents. Brooklyn was 9 weeks premature. She had to stay at the hospital for over 2 months before she could be home with her family. Mom and Dad wanted these photos taken to not only capture this moment in her life, but to celebrate their healthy baby’s first year! Brooklyn certainly is healthy! She was crawling faster than I could take photos of her laughing the entire time. Hope you had a great birthday, Brooklyn! There will be many, many more where that came from!
Roger Williams Park is one of my favorite places to do a portrait session. The park has so many beautiful places for photos. I met this family at one of my most frequented spots in the park. They had their two daughters with then in adorable matching dresses! One baby couldn’t move, but the other made up for that. I certainly got my work out in this session, but no child has ever really made my job “easy”. When you are a toddler you have lots of things you want to do. I’m just there to go with the flow and get some photos of it happening.
Whenever I do a cake smash parents get a little thrown off by the name. Babies rarely ever actually “smash” the cake. I always reassure them that what their baby is doing is normal. Sometimes they just play with it and get really mad when the frosting is stuck to their hands. Sometimes they actually sit quietly and eat it! But Smash?! Nope. I used to say that no baby has ever smashed the cake. Now I have to change that sentence to “except that one”… I met Miles when he was just a newborn. I had the pleasure of going to his house and taking photos when he was just born. Now we meet again, one year later! He has grown up to the a sweet little man. We had a great time taking photos and Miles has an amazing time destroying his cake made by Cake-tique. He will probably never throw cake like that again for the rest of his life so I’m happy I was there to capture it! Happy Birthday, Miles!!