Carter & Kaley | Mommy & Me First Birthday Session

I got to know Kaley a little over a year ago at her maternity session. We met at Jubilee Park and spent the entire evening shooting a gorgeous styled shoot (seriously the cutest pregnant person I've ever seen!) and gushed about how wonderful baby girls are. Fast forward a year later and here is miss Carter; a spunky, beautiful little babe that is one of the sweetest little things I've ever seen. She wasn't too happy about her cake smash at first, or maybe it was me, but after a little coaxing she eventually warmed up to the idea of being the center of attention and was all smiles.

I loved that Kaley wanted a Mommy + Me session for Carter's first birthday rather than just a cake smash. It's so important for you mothers out there to get in front of the camera with your babes! Plus, it made for some seriously cute poses! The flower crown that Carter wore outside was made by mama and I was in love! She brought the cutest rompers and had the cutest ideas, though I expected nothing less; this girl's got style! I mean, seriously. 

Children at this age are challenging, it's nothing out of the ordinary. They sprint, they cry, and they usually want nothing to do with me ;) I basically run around like a mad woman and it makes me laugh when I think about what I look like from someone else's perspective. Ha! But Carter was so wonderful – she barely cried and made plenty of eye contact with me which is definitely welcome! Carter is one of the sweetest (and prettiest!) little girls around and I had so much fun shooting with her and her gorgeous mama.

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