Cake Smash Photoshoot | Seacoast NH

Turning one is pretty big news.

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I was so excited when this little guy’s grandmom contacted me to set up his photoshoot.

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It seemed like just yesterday that I was photographing his older sister’s big one year milestone, and now it was his turn!

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His mom said he was the most smiley little guy ever…

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And she was right!

She also mentioned that he was incredibly active.

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Correct again.  I had this idea that I’d put both kids in the radio flyer wagon, but this little dude had other ideas. I kinda liked his better.

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And his sister was also super smiley ..but in that stage where a nice big smile somehow translates to closing your eyes and sharing all your teeth.  My youngest had this same smile for about a year, I love ever single photo of her with her over smile….because eventually it will give way to a more refined, natural smile. Boo.

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And mom even agreed to hop in a picture! (Moms existing in pictures is my life’s mission.)

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Then grandmom pulled out a fantastic moustache background…and you know I have a drawerful of stick on moustaches at the studio, just waiting around for someone to bring a moustache backdrop.

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And while keeping a stick-on moustache on a one-year old is quite challenging, enticing them with a cake is easy peasy.

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Mom forewarned me that he “goes crazy over food” and that the cake should be out of sight until it was time.

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It’s not that I didn’t believe her, but you know all kids like cake…

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…but this WAS different.

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This little guy tore into the cake with passion and determination, like I’ve never seen…

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..and he wasn’t just playing with it.

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He was EATING it. Like devouring it.

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Eight minutes later there was nothing but the devastated remains, and one happy boy with a tummy full of confections.

Happy first birthday little man.