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Kalena: Cypress Grove | Cake Smash

Seated on her blanket at Cypress Grove for her cake smash session, Kalena waited patiently.  Mom placed the cake down on the stand in front of Kalena and walked away.  Kalena saw the cake and could not take her eyes off it.  She slowly moved her hand closer to the cake.  Mom said “nuh uh.” Kalena looked up, batted her long, brown lashes and moved her hand away.  What a sweet girl!  We grabbed a few photos and then encouraged Kalena to smash the cake.

One of the best parts about 1st birthday sessions are the smash cakes!  I love watching all the different reactions to their first ever piece of cake.  I love seeing how they react to their parents’ excitement.  Kalena was cautious at first.  She poked at the icing.  She examined it with her eyes, felt the consistency, and finally tasted it.  It was only at the end when she dug her entire hand in to the cake and really got dirty!

Happy 1st Birthday, Kalena!

We captured Kalena’s 1st birthday at Cypress Grove and she was just a joy!  I think 1st birthdays are so much fun to celebrate and capture.  Its an age when the kids are so happy and when they’re changing so much.  It always amazes me just how fast they change in the weeks following 1st birthday shoots.

Linda, Lisa, and Sean, thank you for allowing me to capture your baby girl’s cake smash at Cypress Grove.  I LOVEEEE her eyes and those long lashes!  She is beautiful and I can already tell that she’s going to be a sweet one!  I look forward to seeing her grow (via Linda’s snaps).  Kalena, be good for your auntie Linda!  I know she absolutely adores you and is SOOOOO glad that you moved closer to her!  May all your birthdays be filled with just as many smiles as you had during this one!  Happy Birthday!!!


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Want to see more 1st birthday sessions? Visit:

Luke’s First Birthday | Kissimmee Lakefront Park

Valentina’s Cake Smash

Love You to the Moon and Back | First Birthday

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