I love photographing first birthdays. That age is just so fun and full of wonder and excitement. You should know, if you book a first birthday with me, I will be taking bath shots after they have their cake because in a few years, those are the shots you will look back on and say "Awe, remember when they were so little we could bathe them in the sink?" or "Remember how every time we bathed her she used to try and drink the water from the faucet and would throw a fit when we turned it off?"
Kate and her older brother are just the cutest, and I loved being able to capture her first birthday and a few for his third birthday. She loved her cake and almost dove head first into it at one point.
Nothing is better than watching a family interact and being able to capture them as they are. After Nicholas had some cake I documented his life as a one year old. Having a cake smash is cute, but those are not the photos that will be treasured in 20, 30, 40 years. Reaching up into the arms of your mom, or giving her a gummy smile are the ones that will bring tears to the eyes one day, and I am so joyful that my clients trust me to do this for them.
I loved documenting this family for their little guy's first birthday. Lifestyle sessions are my favorite way to document a first birthday. Seeing them taking a bath in the sink, reaching out for you in their crib, crawling away, these are all such fleeting moments. Everyone says how time goes so fast and while you are in the thick of it, you don't get to cherish these moments and realize how much you will miss them. Soon they will no longer fit in the sink, they will climb out of their cribs, and they will be running.
Bebe's mom is a friend of mine from high school who also happens to be a photographer in Vegas. I was thrilled to do a family/first birthday session for Bebe, but she was NOT thrilled by the cake part LOL. Unfortunately their visit to NY was just before everything came into bloom, however, the backdrop is still beautiful.