Friday, March 2, 2012

Happy 1st Birthday, Babies! {WNY Portrait Photographer}

 The end of 2011 and beginning of 2012 has brought me a handful of cute birthday sweethearts! Each were in to document their first birthday and were adorable as can be. It's amazing to see the difference between babies at that age. Some are walking, some are crawling, some are shy and some are grinning ear to ear. Each was wonderful and here they are!

 Lola and Landon were my first birthday kids in over the holidays and I just love twins! Mom, Emily, forewent the Cake Smash route in favor of bright and colorful balloons, streamers and fun accessories. They were a bit shy but loved the balloons and being given ample space to roam. After some time, patience and encouraging they opened up- Lola is a total diva and Landon is a shy little peanut! 

(Don't you just love their hair? I do!) 

 Gigi came in right after Christmas with her mom, Cait, and big sister, Fiona, for her third session. This one was extra special since we were celebrating her first birthday with a big Smash! She came in and was dolled up in the poofiest dress I have ever seen, and I have to admit that I was a little jealous. We played for the first half with blocks and books and she danced to a couple of her favorite songs. After, we pulled out her birthday cake for the smash and discovered that Fifi had already helped herself to some icing!

 It was her first cake and she was going off the wall after she attacked it on her own for 10 minutes. After she started running laps (no kidding) around the studio, we let Fifi in on the fun. The sisters helped each other demolish half the cake and they left with full bellies and a messy cake tier.

Sweet Amelia had her first birthday session and Cake Smash just after the New Year and I couldn't think of a better way to start it off! We've gotten together with her mama, Jess, and family around 7 times now and she just gets cuter and cuter with each session. I just loved all her silly smiles and curiosity over her cake. I don't know many babies who don't love eating cake, but she was one of them! She did like squishing in it though, which made for some great shots. So while smashing may not have been her thing, I think anyone will agree that is one of the sweetest faces ever!

 Savannah is my latest birthday cutie, and sweet as can be. Would you just look at those big, blue eyes? You can tell she's taking in everything she's watching. She is, by far, one of the messiest Smashers I have ever seen in action. That just made it all the more fun! I'm not entirely sure how much of the cake actually ended up in her mouth, but it certainly was everywhere else! I just loved watching her explore with touch, smell and taste and hope she had just as much fun at her birthday party.

 Thanks to all the parents who brought in all of their birthday babies! I'm looking forward to many future milestone sessions.

 Cakes were provided by Cake And Dazzle
 Lace Petti Rompers can be purchased from La Mia Bella
 Bow tie and most headbands are from Bella & the Fellas.