Smash Cake In-home Lifestyle Photo Session | Round Rock, TX

This little man turned 1 year old!

This little man had a blast making a huge mess at his first birthday party surrounded by his grandparents, parents, and aunts.  I was able to photograph him before the cake capturing his 1 year old milestone photos.  After his 1 year milestone photos, I shot a few family photos.  Then the cake came out!

Little man had no idea what to do with it after first.  His Grandma and Aunts helped him out after he tried to put out the birthday candle with his fingers.  The cake ended up everywhere, but he had a lot of fun making a huge mess.  And I had a blast photographing his birthday cake smash!

Family Photo Session | Cedar Park, TX

Photographing families is such a great joy for me.  This family's story really hit me hard as well for several reasons.  Mom wanted photos of her 1 year old son on his birthday because she wanted to create good, happy memories for her and her family.  Her little man was born premature and ended up in the NICU for awhile.  Being a photographer for The Tiny Footprints Project and photographing families journeys in the NICU, I know how much creating happy memories in a not so ideal place can mean to a family.  It means the world.

With a very happy 1 year old, his big sister, Mom and Dad, I helped create some happy memories for this wonderful family.  Happy Birthday little man!  You might have had a struggle at birth, but you are a strong and happy boy now!

Cullen's Birthday

Cullen had a birthday!  I can't believe he's 5 years old (which he will tell you without hesitation).  He's growing up so fast!  Cullen is my sweet, mischievous one.  He seems to always be thinking of others (siblings included).  He loves to help me bake and cook.  And I'm even nice enough to share the batter with him now.

On all my kids' birthdays, I attempt (attempt being the key word!) to photograph a Day in the Life.  This way as they get older, they an always look back and see how they spent each birthday.  This year's day in the life for Cullen was a little hectic, but I did my best.  I didn't capture everything (aka Tae Kwon Do class), but I did manage to get all the important stuff.

Cullen told me exactly how old he was (with both hands) when he woke up at 6am!

Cullen and Jackson showing how old they are together.

Cullen helping me back chocolate chip muffins (as per his request).

I always put one candle in their breakfasts to start their birthday with a little something special.

Scootering around on the driveway.

More scooter.

Lunch time with his request of chicken nuggets (his favorite).

Blowing out his 5 candle on his cupcake.