Turning 1 is a big deal… Ok it’s HUGE! You graduate to “toddler” status, get a delicious cake, which you get to smash, party, and presents! What more could a kid ask for? For parents, turning one means their baby isn’t a little baby anymore. They are growing up! The first year is so awesome and challenging, but even more amazing and full of love than you could have ever imagined! It goes by at the speed of light. Everyone warns you it does. And it really does. This tiny little human that you once swaddled and could carry around safe in your arms is now a toddling, babbling, super active mini you! And if this is your first child, you have survived your first year of parenthood and should proudly pat yourself on the back! Smash cake sessions are all about celebrating that first year. It captures the messy and explorative stages that their little one is going through. Among the many “firsts” that happen during a baby’s first 12 months, capturing that FIRST dive into the birthday cake is one of my favorite moments to capture. I thoroughly enjoyed photographing adorable little Neil as he curiously poked the cake. Inspected the cake…Then after a little encouragement, we were rolling! Nothing like a handful of birthday cake! All I can say is Neil is such a handsome little guy with those beautiful eyes and he truly rocked his smash cake session! Thank you for letting me be a part of your special birthday celebration! Happy first Birthday Neil!