Cole is ONE! Celebrate with a smash cake and end with a SPLASH!

Cole joined me in the studio for his 1 year old milestone session with a smash cake. His mom went all out with decorations and ended up dropping them off ahead of time so I had plenty of time to setup before they arrived. This worked out well since Cole is on the GO! He’s fast and would have quickly lost interest if I made him wait to set up the background. His favorite part was the SPLASH at the end.

Willa is One! Fall Themed Smash Cake Session

We started Willa’s 1 year old milestone session with some pictures with big sister and mom. Then we got to the good part….the fall themed smash cake! At first she wasn’t sure what to do with the cake and wasn’t too interested but once she got a taste, she dove in and ate it up! I loved that mom brought in a plain white cake and we decorated it with real flowers. The pop of fall colors was beautiful and it wasn’t until the very end that Willa realized they could come off the cake and started to share them with me and her mama.


Ryleigh’s 1 Year Old Studio Milestone with Smash Cake

Ryleigh turned 1 year old last month and joined me in the studio for a little belated celebration. You wouldn’t guess it from the pictures, but she actually wasn’t really into her smash cake at all but it was so cute with her pink tutu and the pink cake with balloons in the background. She did enjoy a little splash in the bubble bath at the end to get cleaned up.

Happy birthday Ryleigh!

Uthara is one year old | Milestone session in studio with smash cake

It was fun to celebrate Uthara’s 1st birthday as a milestone session in the studio. At first she wasn’t sure what to think about the studio but she warmed up just enough for me to see her beautiful smile. Her favorite thing to do is have mom or dad bounce her…and snuggle…lots and lots of snuggles. So sweet!

Chase’s 18 month old milestone session | Short family session near Sun Prairie WI

I spent the beautiful summer evening trying to keep up with 18 month old Chase during his milestone session. It was a short family session so only lasted 30 minutes, but he had me moving the entire time…and thought it was hilarious. I’m so glad his mom was gifted this session from a family friend for Christmas and I was able to meet them 6 months later. Family pictures—what a great present!

Harutaka is 1 | Milestone session at Memorial Union Terrace

I spent the morning at the Memorial Union Terrace to celebrate Harutaka’s 1st birthday. For this special milestone session, his mom asked to do it at the terrace. Harutaka’s dad is a PhD studio at Madison and they’ve lived here a couple years and want to make sure they remember all of their special spots they enjoy in the city. The terrace is always a favorite of mine too since it’s so colorful, no matter what (… well, as long as the table and chairs are out).

Happy 1st Birthday Harutaka! You are the cutest little sailor around.

Bodhi is One Year Old | Milestone Session in Studio with Smash Cake

Bodhi joined me in the Sun Prairie studio for his milestone session. He recently turned one year old. His mom warned me that he was quick and she was right. He was always on the go until we put his cake in front of him for his smash cake session. That got his attention and he loved it. It was fun to end the session with a splash in the bath tub. He loved it!