I am so excited to share this one year cake smash session captured at Walker Ranch Park in San Antonio Texas.
A baby’s first birthday is such a huge milestone- both for the baby and the parents. That first year goes by so quickly. A child changes so much in the first year and a cake smash session is a great way to document those changes. When you look at how much happens in the first year it’s staggering. That little baby progresses from those first precious moments-- when they’re soft and sleepy, barely able to open their eyes through milestones that happen one after another.They hold their head up, they start to be able to see better, they start pushing up on those chubby little arms, and suddenly they’re sitting on their own.And crawling.Then standing.And right around the first birthday, they start to toddle out with their very first steps! Even though some nights feel like they will never end… when you hit that first birthday and your baby is showing his personality and flashing those first few teeth, it’s inevitable that you wonder where on earth the time has gone.
This little guy was no exception. He was just full of personality and had just the most amazing blonde hair, chubby cheeks, blue eyes, and fabulous little baby rolls on his arms and legs. Before we did the cake smash, I took some pictures of him with a flag and cowboy hat.With that all-American handsome face, he was so cute in his jeans and plaid button-down. He was so excited about that hat, reaching out for it as if to say, “Hey! That’s mine! I will put it on!” It was so sweet.
The cake was yellow and black, just like baby’s favorite construction toys. He got right into the cake with both hands and before long, there was frosting everywhere. We scooped him up and got him right into a tub to get cleaned off. There were some tears, but I love crying pictures. No session is ever perfect, just like life is never perfect. Photography is about capturing real life and real moments.
I loved being able to capture this good-looking little guy’s one year cake smash session—everything from laughter and tears and everything in between. I am sure this next year will be filled with even more exciting milestones for this special little man.