This sweet boy and I had a ball earlier this summer at my Summer Minis! When his Mama reached out to recruit me to capture his 1 Year Milestone I was over the moon! All that cake smash messiness and baby baths gives me life!!
A set custom created to mom and dad's specific desires for their blue-eyed baby boy, they wanted colors that would make their little mans eyes POP, I think we did it!
No epic cake smash is complete without a few tears LOL
One of the most awesome things about my Cake Smash & Splash Sessions is you get to go home with a (relatively LOL) clean baby! Even more fun than the Cake Smash is the Bath, especially when bubbles are in involved!!!
Mama has taken a photo of this sweet baby boy every month with his little hand made, gold fish baby blanket to document his precious growth and monthly Milestone. When we were discussing what theme she had in mind she was thinking of something Nautical or Beachy, perhaps, and then we thought it would be fun to incorporate his baby blanket somehow, as it seemed fitting to finish his first year with the baby blanket in tow!
I always tell Mom and Dad, a One Year Milestone isn't just a Milestone for the baby, it signifies the completion of that first epic, trying year of teething, sleepless nights, fever changing phases and cues, going from no kids or to more kids, it's always an all around adjustment for everyone! It's a celebration for all of how they've ALL grown together as a family and transitioned to a new Normal.
I tailor my custom Cake Smash Sets to the parents wishes and I take care of e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g! All they have to do is bring the baby (and an outfit change, if desired)! Depending on the schedule and demands of my families, I love doing on in-person consultation or we can do it all on the phone, whatever works for them! Mom sent me a pic of the baby blanket and arrived to a custom designed set of intricately hand crafted fish cut outs to match her sweet boys baby blanket and an awesome balloon arch to really give this little set some dramatic flare, as well as an artistically decorated cake ready to be smashed (this artist edible was done by the talented Heather's Hot Buns Bakery)!!
My Cake Smash & Splash Sessions always include a good clean up in a fabulous bubble bath in either my granite basin or little baby clawfoot tub! And what FUN the babies have freely splashing!!
I am usually documenting Families, Babies and Bellies. But every once in a while I get to capture something magical and inspiring, enter Kimmi & Thomas. These two were all sorts of giggles and starry eyes when we met for our Consult/Gown fitting. I love to hear the story of how it all began. Everyone has a story, the one you'll tell your children one day, the first chapter in your book. These two met when they were both working at Chik-fil-A! While their romance may not have blossomed there, it was the start of a beautiful friendship that was destined for more...
This being their very first professional Portrait Session, I was elated to show them all the fun that was in store! Believe me when I say they were total naturals in front of the camera and the electric energy between them is undeniable.
Gorgeous Hair & Make Up by Glam by Jazzy Adams
Listening to these lovebirds tell me their story, there were way too many coincidences to deny that these 2 are meant to be. Pleasure House Point was the perfect, romantic spot to capture their love. Kimmi donned a Chicaboo gown and flower crown from the AEC client closet, clearly one of the most versatile garments ever as this works beautifully on a size 2 or an expecting mama!
Once I get my couples to relax we get to play, which is when the real magic happens; the adoring gazes and the giggles (and, sometimes, attempts at choking LOL)!
This classic ring belonged to her parents and now she gets to begin her journey wearing it with the man she adores.
A gorgeous couple with a gorgeous sunset, what more can you ask for?!
Looking onto the adventure ahead, full of joy, love, smiles, tears, new places, new challenges and changes, and they cannot wait to face it all together.
They will be saying their vows to each other in front of the ones they love in July at The Founders Inn, it is bound to be one of the most intimate, beautiful, epic moments of their lives!
This sweet boy has been in front of my camera since he was in his mama's belly! Few things bring more warm and fuzzy feelings than getting to capture a little one from birth to Milestone!
This little man's mane was something to ROAR about for sure!
How many takes does it take for 3 brothers to look like they're playing nice...more than 4! LOL
No matter how adorable the babies are, you always have to get a 'NOT happy' capture!
I am SO elated to finally have a face diver in my studio!! He went face first into the cake and mama and I were loving it!!!
He was face first not once but multiple times, he attacked that cake like a little Lion, YES!!!!
What better way to finish off a lathering in icing than a Bubble Bath?!