This is how our latest session began. Evidently, he didn't know we had a shoot scheduled. And it wasn't just any ole shoot either. We had a cake smash planned to celebrate his first birthday.
Good thing it didn't take him long to wake up.
And lucky for us, he woke up on the right side of the crib. We were, after all, disturbing his nap.
His mom and dad got him dressed and it wasn't long before we were on a roll.
He was flashing me his big, contagious grins.
We saved the best for last.
It didn't take much convincing for him to dive right in.
After a fun time with the cake, we realized a swim in the bath tub would be the perfect ending to this session (and it looks like he agrees).
Maya and Apollo made out pretty well too. While the little guy was getting cleaned up, they got permission to clean up the cake mess. If you've been a reader around here long enough, you may remember them from my newborn session with this family. They make the sweetness big sister and brother.
I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to photograph this sweetie pie and his family over this past year. It was a joy to watch and capture this important first year for them.
This little guy's mama scored some adorable props and attire that worked perfectly for this shoot. Here are the links to the fabulous shops:
The cake smashing cake is from Woodmoor Pastry Shop.
The little boys' brown tweed onesie with matching birthday hat is from Sweet Lily Tutus.
The personalized birthday hat is from Apple K Embroidery.
The blue and white embroidered diaper cover is from Sweet Friday's Child.