Smash Cake Session

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Piper turned one last month, ONE. How did that happen? I had dreams of a great messy smash cake session, but she reminded me WHY I love photographing children. It never goes the way you plan, but it usually so much better.

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In this case, well, let’s just say that our little lady did not like sticky fingers. At all.

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It’s okay. More cake for mama.

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The N Family welcomes Baby Jacob

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I first photographed the N family for the holidays, and despite the cold we had a blast! Baby Jacob was snuggled in the belly safe and warm though.

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If you’re wondering how mama looked at 8 days postpartum when I met baby Jacob? The answer is like she didn’t just have a baby, much less deliver one without any intervention!

And I REALLY mean without any intervention.

You may have seen on the news a story of how mama went into labor and dad racing down the 270 missed the exit to Shady Grove, so baby was born in the front seat of the car? Yeah, Baby Jacob made his debut right into his dad’s arms…arms first. A breech delivery by dad in a car. Let’s hope this one isn’t in such a hurry the rest of his life! 11082216_794235143999664_7097541859213201796_o

Dad made the mistake of pushing up his shirt while helping me set up, once I knew he had a sleeve it was all over. We immediately instructed him to right upstairs and put on a black shirt. Babies+tattoos= instant radness. Not to mention these photos are especially sweet as these are the hands that caught him as he entered the world. If there is one thing I know about this father, he will ALWAYS be there to catch his children should they fall.

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So tiny and precious. I have the best job ever. Thank you N family for trusting me with your photos!

Eleven!

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My own baby, Piper is now eleven months. Perhaps it is that she is my last baby but I feel as if time is flying by! I’ve celebrated each month of her life with a shoot, none other than Easter, really styled. Just grabbed my camera and got snapping. It’s fun to see her change before my eyes. IMG_5610WM

She is crawling and babbling and dancing up a storm. If there is anything cuter than a dancing baby I am not quite sure what that might be.

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She is full of curiosity and makes the best facial expressions.

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She is just like Mary Poppins. Practically Perfect in every way. Not that I am biased or anything.

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She is also way bummed out that Jen and Ben might be divorcing. Obviously.

Allie’s sweet kids.

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Oh how I love little girls. I think I romanticize them because I have dirty little boys who just want to pin each other down and fart on one another.  When I met up with Allie from Home  and Never Alone and her sweet girl and her precious little boy I was instantly in love with them both. Can you even with the eyes?

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Little boy was always on the move so I just ran after him and let him dictate what happened.

Allie gave me the best compliment on this one; she said I captured him perfectly. That is my ultimate goal.

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Little Miss, well, she wasn’t into it at ALL in the begining but once we got going she started showing me her sweet and spunky personality. One minute all giggles and ballet and the next….mud puddles.

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There is no boy equivilent of hair bows. I mean, come on!

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She was just so sweet and funny. Once she got going she was on a roll!

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And this little sweetheart always had a toy in hand, a choo-choo mostly.

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We had such a fun morning together, of course she did make me promise to bring my kids next time. That will be one fun playdate!