This little one was unlike any that I’ve ever seen. She was the most intense “smash the cake” eater that I’ve ever met. She didn’t do a ton of smiling because she was too focused. She was actually eating the cake. Lots of kids smash it and play with the frosting between her fingers, but not this one, she ATE it and a LOT of it!
It’s no secret that newborns and first birthdays are probably my favorite two sessions. I especially love smash the cake sessions. This little guy was full of smiles the entire time and couldn’t have made my job easier. His mom brought his outfit and a few other things from his party. It was such a cute display.
Here in Michigan, we’ve had the longest winter and most snowfall in history. It has really put my spring outdoor sessions on hold. This was my first outdoor session in a long time and it felt great! I love outside photos, going to different locations and simply just the fresh air. This was a first birthday session; Dr. Seuss was his theme. I’ve had a fun first year with this happy little guy. Happy birthday Connor!
So, part way through this session the mother said, “This is a disaster!” My response was this, “It would be a disaster if she was crying, but she’s not.” Basically, she was very sober most of the time. However, we ended up getting a lot of good shots. Here was what the mom said on Facebook after she received her disc, “I am shocked we got so many good ones!” I love that kind of ending to a session. It just shows all our hard work and acting ridiculous to get smiles paid off!