first birthday

One Year Session - First Birthday Photoshoot - MA BABY PHOTOGRAPHER - Cake Smash Session - Dandelion Wild Photography

Ummm…I’m sorry but is he not the cutest baby you have ever seen in your entire life?

He has a personality to match too. He just smiles and smiles and smiles and I swear he’s going to be one of those sweet talkers when he’s older. I mean that boy is going to get away with everything. I mean come on…how does a mom say no to that sweet little mug.

I was lucky enough to capture Alex a few days after he was born. He was so cute then, but I had no idea he’d be THIS cute now. Mom pulled him out of the car and I nearly lost it. I love a good head of curls and baby blue eyes. Heck…I swoon over all babies. Every baby has something special about them and I’m not going to let parents go home without knowing what that is. Baby fever is not a sickness. It’s a disease people. A DISEASE! Once you have it, it NEVER EVER goes away. If you say you don’t want anymore kids…HA! I bet if I put one in your arms and told you he was yours you’d look at me all doe eyed with your bottom lip trembling and turn on your heels and run.

I love babies. There is just something about them. Unfortunately, I’ve passed my love for babies onto both my daughters. They’re like me only 10x worse. My youngest would go up to strangers and try taking their baby out of the little carrier without permission. She’s pretty stealthy and I’ve let her get as close to getting the chest clip and one buckle undone and then I’m running over to divert the situation. I don’t take my eyes off my children, you shouldn’t either. Take it as a lesson to you and be grateful she didn’t steal your baby. Because if she made it back to me we wouldn’t give him back! Well…at least until it’s time to go home and then we kindly return him because well…kidnapping is quite illegal…and I’m not about to go to jail simply because there are no babies there.

My oldest gets a baby in her arms and if you go anywhere near her she’ll let you know exactly how she feels about it. My shy little girl will negotiate her way into one more hour of baby snuggles while you wait babyless near by wondering what just happened. They are the two biggest baby hogs of them all. Get all three of us in the room and we play pass the baby until it’s time to go home. I don’t even care if they poop. I’ll change them. I have no problems with puke either. I mean obviously the most precious things in this world are going to do the two most disgusting things in this world, because well…nothing in this world comes easy and why should babies.

Look at this baby. Just look at him! Even his eyes smile.

One Year Cake Smash - Massachusetts Photographer - Dandelion Wild Photography - Monster Cake Smash

This gorgeous family came to see me this morning! They brought me a birthday boy who was the HAPPIEST little guy! I mean..I'm pretty sure life is good for him.  He didn't have a single complaint...well...until we decided that was enough cake.  Let's just say...he let us know exactly how he felt about that.

Boys always get all the good stuff when it comes to genetics.  Like does he really NEEEEED those beautiful eyes? No! He's already a handsome little devil.  We all agreed he's going to break his fair share of hearts.  So can't all of us girls have the big beautiful eyes....the perfect corkscrew curls...the super long eyelashes...and all the other good stuff the boys get!!! lol <3

Oh those eyes...<3 Greyson babe, you can keep them.  They look best on you anyway! <3

So! His birthday theme was the CUTEST! And if you have been following my instagram, then you probably saw all the prep I did to get it ready! I share most things on instagram so if you haven't already get your cute little self on over there and follow me!  DandelionWild <--- Username. :)

I cut out these cute little monster guys and Amanda over at Cakes by Amanda made him this adorable monster cake! If I hadn't had Amanda's cake before...then I'd almost say that it was almost too good looking to eat....BUT...You can't not eat Amanda's cakes no matter how cute they are. <3 Just ask Greyson.

Cake Smashes are one of my favorite sessions to photograph.  Afterwards, I like to think that babies leave here thinking that this was the best day of their life. <3

One Year Old Cake Smash Session - Ladybug Theme

I love meeting new people!  I just love people and families and how uniquely dynamic they all are.  This family was so kind and super fun!  They were willing to do just about anything to get their little peanut to smile and laugh!  And what a happy and content baby she was!  She just went with the flow and really rocked her session.

We started off with some family photos. My favorite photos are natural and organic ones.  When a family just hangs out and loves on each other.  What better way to capture a family then in their element; together and madly in love.

Once we finished capturing some perfect moments outside, we moved it on inside to change her outfit and take a few more.  These are my favorite.  I just love creamy neutrals.

She's just absolutely stunning. After quick snack, I started setting up for her cake smash!  Her smash was a ladybug theme and it was probably my most challenging to imagine when I was designing her backdrop.  I didn't want to take away from her, knowing she'd be all decked out in her ladybug tutu.  So, I found a little inspiration in a box I have that has sunflowers and ladybugs.  This was the outcome...

As always, Amanda at Cakes by Amanda in Barre, MA did a fantastic job on the smash cake.

As always, Amanda at Cakes by Amanda in Barre, MA did a fantastic job on the smash cake.

Now, this little sweetie has a sweet tooth or two.  She loved her cake.  She didn't exactly destroy it...but she did enjoy it! <3

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She was perfect! I could have photographed her all day long. <3 Such a cutie

Happy Birthday, Ladybug! <3

One Year Cake Smash - Pink and Gold Theme

I just adore this family.  I had the honor of shooting Miss Kendyll's auntie's wedding where I was able to meet everyone they love.  It was such a blast and it really encompassed the true meaning of family.  I live in a small town where farming of all kinds is prevalent and when I first moved here, I just remember how sweet the P family was to me every time I'd stop in to stock up on fruit and vegetables.  I have really enjoyed getting to watch their family grow over the years.

She has the most beautiful eyes. &lt;3

She has the most beautiful eyes. <3

When I first started out professionally, I had the opportunity to work with Kendyll's family except Kendyll wasn't even thought of then!  Her big brother was just born and I was learning and practicing how to pose newborns safely.  It was one of my first newborn sessions.  I remember it so vividly because it was one of my first experiences with newborn photography.

Now Miss Ken is ONE and I'm so happy I've been given the opportunity to watch everyone grow and the family get bigger.  She was THE MOST beautiful newborn with her sweet little face and long dark hair!  She had so much hair!  She was so fussy that day!  She just wanted her Momma to hold her and rock her.

When she came in to see me this weekend, she was so laid back and sweet.  She went with the flow and barely made a fuss.  She was so cute with her cake.  Her brothers dove right in, but Kendyll was a little more dainty about it.  ;) I loved spending time with her and her Mum.  Thank you for spending your morning with me! <3