I'll apologize in advance for the massive photo dump. (sorry, not sorry) But Miss Elliott and I go way back, like back to the hospital when she arrived 5 weeks early and fresh as can be. Other than my own kids, she's been the only other baby that I've gotten to do a first 48 session for (thanks to my full-time job it's not really a service I can offer to many people unless they happen to give birth on the right day of the week and my schedule allows for it!) Also at 5 weeks early, and just 5lbs, she's the smallest newborn I've photographed. Elliott was one of my baby plan babies so I got to see her quite a bit through her first year (Including mom & dad's wedding!). Still though, I can't believe it's been a whole year!
Her first birthday cake smash theme was pink/snowflake. I crafted up some giant 3D snowflakes and my tissue poofs, which I'm pretty much a professional at nowadays, and hoped that the lights I've been hoarding for a few years worked well with the backdrop. Since I frequently make lots of decoration plans and don't do a practice set up at home before I take things to set up at a clients house I kind of just hoped it would all pull together like I planned in my mind. We had a late change in plans when my favorite cake lady ended up sick overnight and decided not sharing germs with a one-year-old was safest. Mom and I both hit the stores to see what we could come up with, rather than postponing the session, and ended up switching from cake to perfectly pink DONUTS!!! YUM. I'd say Elliott was a HUGE fan, as you'll see in the photos the girl basically never let go of them once she tasted one. Even pulling one into the bathtub with her at the end! I'm calling it a success!
Newborn Session: Six Months:
One Year Old: