Happy First Birthday to the smiliest little boy I have ever met! It has been so fun watching and capturing milestones of the Bailey family. When Heather asked me to take her maternity images in 2018. I felt overwhelmed with gratitude that they trusted me to capture the beautiful and fleeting time of her pregnancy. In the blink of an eye, we were celebrating 3 months and enjoying the cool fall weather. Fast forward to one year. Wow... He is so happy. What a gift to have such a happy baby! He is always smiling. He has an adorable personality. He standing with assistance! He is curious. He is fearless! How fast one year has flown by! I am honored to photograph his first birthday!
I arrived and Heather Wilkerson's house cameras in tow. Heather W. and Heather Bailey had adorable decorations of banners, balloons and a cake! We did a quick once over of the back yard for areas with the best light. Then we started the session in Mile's first outfit in the back yard where we fought against the crazy wind to hold the balloons still! Mile's sat in a little white crate and giggled for a very "UP" moment! You know, the movie with the balloons and the house? Then we moved into the family part of the session. I swear Heather Bailey is like a professional model and it's impossible to take a bad photo of her! When I was culling the images I swear I was looking at these like.. did I really take these?! You can just feel the love, warmth, and joy the Bailey's have for each other!
Then it was time to set up the cake! Heather changed Miles into the cutest little outfit. The perfect fit for a smashing a cake! I think he even enjoyed his hat!! I have not seen a more happy baby getting into his birthday cake! Seriously... he just melts my heart! The awesome thing about doing a smash cake photo shoot in your friend's backyard? Being able to give your birthday boy a quick wash down! Happy Birthday little man!