I love cake.  It is no secret, I have a sugar addiction.  But you know what is even better than eating cake? Feeding it to sweet little ones on their first birthday. This little guy came over  – and he decided he really shouldn’t be eating the cake all alone, so he managed to drag his whole family into the fun.  I loved it.  And one of my favorite things about these sessions is all the details and expressions we get to capture, so I put a few together in a little story board here to share.

Oh, and it was a bright beautiful morning, so we got outside for some family photos too.  I don’t use backlighting very often – but I think I could get used to that hazy dreamy sunlit look.  And his golden hair was perfect for it.  Thanks for helping me try something new little guy.

This cutie was a newborn client last spring – it is so much fun to watch my clients grow!  Thank you for coming back to share your cake with me for your special birthday Baby X.

April 2011 – 11 Days New

April 2012 – Happy 1st Birthday!!

Thank you Cake Bliss by Donna Sateri for the darling (and oh so yummy!) cake.

PS I would love to hear your feedback!  If 15 of Baby X’s friends and family make comments on this blog post I will send his Mommy and Daddy an extra 5×7 print as a thank you gift.  Thanks for visiting my blog ♥ Renee

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  1. Amy says:

    I liked the backlit shot! He looks like he is flying!

  2. Jamie Canter says:

    He looks like an angel! Great use of light in these photos.

  3. Greg Canter says:

    These are great pics. I really enjoy the action pics of baby X eating cake.

  4. Charlotte Brinkley says:

    What a delight seeing these sweet pictures!! He is a doll. I love how babies show their true feelings. And these pictures captured that. And they captured his beautiful skin that I just want to reach out and touch. Great shots!

  5. Bill says:

    What wonderful pictures of such a beautiful subject.

  6. Abuela Sheila McKee says:

    Renee, you have done a beautiful job of chronicling Baby X’s story and feelings. I do love the backlit shot. Not only do you present him as a “flying angel,” but you also capture the unique coloring of his eyes. What a doll!

  7. Marci says:

    I like this photo a lot. One of its strengths is the soft lighting in the background and how it compliments his expression.

  8. Matt says:

    Can’t believe that’s the same little guy who was in the first photo!

  9. Jessica says:

    Dr. M,

    Looks like cupcake likes “big” cakes now!!! 😉

  10. Judith Sisk says:

    Pictures are adorable. A grandmothers delight.

  11. Grandpa Ron says:

    The backlit photo shows the true Xavier with his natural curly hair.

  12. Grandma Sharon says:

    He makes Grandpa proud, playing with his cake and frosting. Looks like Dad and Mom were having fun with it too.

  13. Rita says:

    Nice pictures! What a cutie!

  14. Elena says:

    so cute, I want some cake!!!!

  15. Sonia says:

    He looks so sweet!!! Calendar Pictures 🙂

  16. Aunt Lauren says:

    How cute is my nephew?!?!

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