St. Louis Children Photographer – 1 Year Cake Smash

St. Louis Children Photographer – Last week I celebrated a one year milestone with this little cutie!  We first met last year when his parents booked me to capture his newborn portraits.  He was an angel then, and now.  Watching him grow through the past year has been so exciting.  From his sleeping (mostly) newborn photography session, to his playful 3 month photos when he was smiling a cooing at the camera, the 6 month photos when he was sitting up (mostly) and now his one year portraits.

One Year Portraits

Mom brought this adorable banner and matching hat with romper.  He had no trouble smiling for the camera.  Look at that adorable face!

St. Louis Children Photographer

Next we added some balloons to play with.  He got very excited, and thought it was a game!  Again with that killer smile (swoon).

St. Louis Children Photographer

When my children turned one year, I can remember feeling excited that we had made it through the first year (especially as a first time parent).  There was also a sadness that came with the beginning of the toddler phase.  I realized my baby was no longer a baby.  Suddenly there was a mad rush to capture all those small and tiny details.  During milestone photo sessions I always try to capture the small details that are important to Mom and Dad.

St. Louis Children Photographer

St. Louis Children Photographer

Finally, it was time for cake.  Mom & Dad were so excited to watch him dive into his cake and play.  Unfortunately, little man had other ideas.  In the end we were able to get some photos of him with the cake, although not eating it!

St. Louis Children Photographer

St. Louis Children Photographer

We did find that he would eat the icing off his toy car.  So we took what we could get and everyone was thrilled.  Happy Birthday big guy!

St. Louis Children Photographer

Danielle is a St Louis photographer that specializes in children, maternity and family photography. Serving the Great St Louis, Edwardsville, and Metro East Areas.  To book a session or find out more information give her a call at 618-779-0959   – See more on Instagram!