First Birthday Cake Smash | Leesburg, VA Childhood Photography

Here is an actual picture of my reaction when I heard this little sweetheart was turning one already: 

Northern Virginia First Birthday Cake Smash Photography

I first met this sweet family last fall when we met for a pre-deployment family session, and this was her last time I saw her! Look how big she's grown in just a few months!

I'm obsessed with all the beautiful, handmade decorations her mom made for her: the banner in the background, letters spelling out "one," and that gorgeous rainbow tutu! A family friend made her onesie and amazing  unicorn cake- how lucky is this little girl!

Although she wasn't too interested in that gorgeous unicorn cake, she was obsessed with the puff snacks and applesauce her mom was holding behind me to get her attention. Life pro tip: if your little one isn't interested in their smash cake, stuff a snack they DO like into the cake, and then they'll tear into the cake! Here are a few of my favorites from Sky's birthday session:

I'm pretty sure this translates to "Please crazy lady, no more pictures!" Message received. Happy Birthday Sky, I can't wait to see how big you are next time I see you!

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