{Nate's 1yr.} Rainbow Cake Smash!!!

So Alissa (aka: mom) & Iplanned to have Nate's cake smash outdoors originally, but with the big snow storm a day before, we knew we would have to do it indoors. This was somewhat of a last minute decision & even though we had wrinkled sheets, a busy (walking) 1yr. old & a room full of people watching on...we pulled it off without a hitch!!! Alissa was concerned about the lighting in her home, but all I needed was one big window to work with & it was golden!

Nate is one of the happiest babies I have ever had the privilege of working with. He is (like I said) busy, smiley & happy as can be. He even kept on his party hat during the entire session...something to which I don't believe I've ever witnessed before. The 1yr. matching personalized onesie with bowtie just topped it all off!!! Of course we took some before "portraits" of his adorable grin, then the cake was revealed & though he was slow in the beginning to discover the sweet treat...eventually he dove in full force & THOROUGHLY enjoyed it.=)

Though I don't typically stick around for clean-up duty...since this was an in-home session (the uplanned part) I asked Alissa if I could sneak in & snap a few of bath time. I'm so glad I did...because truly these are some of my faves!!! You just never know what can take place during a session, but if you are willing to roll with the punches; GREATNESS can happen!

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{Kyle} Colorado Springs Child Portrait & Cake Smash Photographer

I cannot believe Mr. cutie-pie, Kyle, is 1 yrs. old already!!! I have been photographing him since he was in his ma-ma's tummy. What a fabulously fun session his Cake Smash was. I laughed during the entire hour of shooting. This little guy has so many adorable expressions & those 4 little teethers are the cutest...oh my!!! My kiddos came along since it's summer now & I thought I could use their help...they were great at getting him to smile, look in my direction & Dani (mom) was great at getting him to giggle. It took him a while to warm up as he was teething & I so remember those days. Ugh! But once we pulled out the cake...he was SOOO HAPPY!!! I have never seen a 1yr. old devour cake like he did. He went to town...fingers, toes, nose...he was thoroughly enjoying himself & had a very full belly by the end. But my favorite part of the session by far was when we all stood around & began singing "Happy Birthday to you..." his face lit up & he began to dance. What a sweet, sweet boy. I cannot wait to continue to watch him grow as mom as promised pictures at every big milestone: 18 months, 2 yrs, 3yrs, etc. I love getting to see my return clients change & grow. Here are a few of my favorites from our beautiful morning together at Monument Valley Park. Enjoy...


{Charlie Turns One} Cake Smash---Colorado Springs Baby/Children's Photographer

I'm pleased to show you a glimpse of my delightful morning with sweet 1yr. old Charlie. Oh my goodness do I love this age!!! They are so darling...& Charlie...well, she may have been one of my favs I've photographed so far. From first sight...I was head over heels for her big brownie eyes; then it was her chubby cheeks & as the session went on, I found myself falling in love with her "grunt." Yes, you heard me right...GRUNT!!! She had me cracking up every time she did this burly, low growl with her voice. The last thing I would've ever expected to escape her little tiny body. Just another reason I love this age...their unique unpredictability. It was beautiful this morning on the first day of SPRING & well worth our few reschedules along the way this winter. I love the way the sun filled the space & brought extra life to the vibrant color scheme mom picked out: turquoise & coral. Charlie's 1st Birthday is coming up on March 27th & mom wanted to capture her first bites of cake with a cake smash session. Another favorite for me!!! I held my breath with anticipation while watching through the other side of the lens as Charlie was about to experience her first taste. At first...it was her excitement over the darling topper mom so craftily DIYed...then a big fist grab at the cake itself & finally with mom's help she got a little frosting on the lips!!! It was all delicious lip-licking & sugary grins after that. So much fun! Thanks for allowing me the pleasure to capture these precious moments for you this morning, Michelle. For the rest of ya'll...enjoy a peek...