I’ve been a photographer for many years now and I’ve photographed a lot of special birthday images but I have a secret.  Until this week, I had never photographed a first birthday cake smash!!  It’s crazy but finally, I can tick that off of my photography bucket list and I hope that I get to do more.

Little Ellie turned one earlier in February and her mama and I have been planning this session since the end of January.  Unfortunately, Ellie and her family live up near Erie and if it wasn’t snowing here, it was snowing there.  And it was always snowing there!  So finally over the weekend, the weather decided to cooperate and give us some sunshine without the snow.

Now Ellie was such a serious 6 month old back in September, I was really hoping to get some smiles this time and it worked.  I discovered that the little miss loves to play dress-up and loves her icing.


baby girl peach tutubaby girl peach tutuOh my goodness, those eyes continue to be so big and beautiful!

baby girl blue chairbaby girl blue chair

Then it was cake time!

baby girl smash cake with purple tutu dressbaby girl smash cake with purple tutu dresscake smash with purple tutu dress

After getting cleaned up, she was still smiley, so we got a couple more.

baby in a wood crate

And I couldn’t resist beautiful big sis who loves playing with Miss Jodi’s dress-ups 🙂

pink and brown tutu dress

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