Lauren used to live on West Point here in the Hudson Valley NY but her family relocated to Virginia when she was about 6 months old – imagine my surprise when her parents told me that they wanted to book a photography session for her first birthday portraits and cake smash! I had photographed Lauren’s newborn photo session and her parents couldn’t imagine going to anyone else. Honored isn’t even close to the right word. I was completely blown away.
We started off a touch shy with our First Birthday Portraits…
Lauren showed off her new milestone – she had recently started walking!
Time for a good ol’ cake smash!
I personalize my photography sets based on colors that the parents choose and the style they are looking for. Lauren’s mom shared with me the outfits she had bought for her to wear on Etsy.com and liked the white wood look so we went with purple, white and turquoise for her cake smash photos.
I think she likes it…
Lauren is SUCH a big girl that she already prefers to eat with a fork! She was a little upset about eating with her hands and needed some Daddy snuggles.
While she waited for a fork to eat her cake with, Lauren decided that her necklace would work just fine.
Ah, yes, this is much better.
So happy! Look at this little model!
One of my favorite images from Lauren’s cake smash – look at those amazing eyes! Such a beautiful baby!
Now THAT is a happy baby!
Oh, hey, there! The cake? I don’t know what happened to it.
A fork! Finally! Thank you! Now I can shovel the cake into my mouth instead of in my hair!
I want more cake! I can’t help it – I have to get the crying photos too – they’re so pitifully sweet.
…aaaaaaand we’re doing great again. Watching her eat her cake with a fork was just the best!
Lauren apparently shares my love of painting…
My preferred medium is not typically cake icing or finger painting but it’s cool.
V&G- I seriously cannot thank you enough for choosing me to photograph Lauren’s first birthday portraits and cake smash – especially since you’ve moved so far away! I am beyond honored and I loved seeing you all again and getting to see what an amazing personality she has. It means the world to me that you came all the way up to the Hudson Valley to have me be your photographer again! <3