"Young boys should never be sent to bed. They always wake up a day older." - J.M. Barrie
I can't believe sweet Nickolas is already one! I have known his mama, Valery, since we were in high school. I captured her engagement session and maternity session. I photographed sweet Nickolas as a newborn, and now as a one year old. I love being a part of their life, and documenting all of their milestones.
I have my clients do a little prep work before a cake smash session. After all, most babies have not yet had the sugary goodness of sweets before their birthday. It is unfamiliar, and can come as a little bit of a shock to them! Valery followed my instructions, and gave Nickolas a little taste of a cupcake the night before! Nickolas seems to have a sweet tooth because he loved it instantly. We knew that cake would be just as good!
I wanted to try and get some portraits of Nicholas before he was covered in cake, but he was not having it! He did not like the bucket, or the bowl, or the basket. But cake? He LOVED cake! He is a very serious cake lover though. Despite Valery's best attempts, we didn't get a lot of smiles. Nickolas was on a mission. A mission to eat cake. I did manage to capture a couple of giggles though, and he is an excellent cake smasher!
I cannot believe how much Nickolas has grown this year, or how fast it went. He is such a sweet boy, who is growing way too fast!
Happy Birthday Nickolas, you are so loved!
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