Tag: first birthday

The cake smash that wasn’t.

You may remember Mr. Monte’s behind the scenes newborn session – and in the blink of an eye, just like that, it’s time for a NH Cake Smash! … Or not. His sister didn’t really want anything to do with her cake either – you can see her look at us like …

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This. This is how much I love cake.

Hampton NH First Birthday Cake Smash - Baby loves the cake - bab

From his Massachusetts Newborn Photos newborn to one of the most epic cake Hampton NH First Birthday Cake Smash sessions I’ve been a part of – baby Hugh has been full of love and smiles!  You may remember a little while back I talked abo …

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Let’s talk about the cake smash: 5 tips to maximize your photos! York ME first birthday session

York ME first birthday session

Let’s talk about a cake smash!  Everyone loves cake – or do they?  This York ME first birthday session cutie wasn’t so sure.  A champion smiler, adorable flirter, and most chill kiddo ever, he charmed me over and over again. …

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Audrey turns one!: NH First Birthday Photos

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These sweet faces keep growing up! I can barely stand it.  It seemed like just yesterday that Julie asked me over for Audrey’s infant photos – and yet in comes the email asking to set up her first birthday photos!   Just look at how adorable she was th …

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Addison turns one! First Birthday Tutu

Oh boy. From newborn photos to 6 month photos to her first birthday!  I arrived on the rainest of rainy days to find this dark haired beauty decked out in her birthday tutu…. which she really wasn’t that interested in sporting for me.  We snagged a f …

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