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Dani Leigh 

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Mia’s Cake Smash

Mar 22, 2012

I cannot believe that Mia is already a year old. It’s so hard to believe that last March only a few days after she was born I was taking her newborn photos!! It’s been quite a year for this little one and I am so excited to get to watch her grow up just like her awesome siblings!

We did a few clean photos while we waited for her curls to dry. 🙂

Crazy enough, this chair she is sitting on in this shot was her dad’s old car seat – there weren’t any car seat laws back in the day. Crazyness!

So in love with this one!

For the record, Mia did exactly what all kids should do and I hope they do when they see the cake. She literally dug her hands into it and smashed it all up before she even started eating it. These are the best kinds!!  

Once she was all clean we took her to the chair that I photographed her in as a newborn. I could literally lay her whole body on the bottom portion and she took up maybe a sixth of it back then. She is adorable!!

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  1. Tina Tabibi

    March 22nd, 2012 at 9:45 am

    I have way too many favorites in this session. She is absolutely adorable and love the tutu!

  2. Mom

    March 22nd, 2012 at 9:57 am

    What a gorgeous baby ~ LOVE her toes!! Terrific photographs!

  3. Meredith

    March 22nd, 2012 at 10:04 am

    These are SO cute!!

  4. Super Nanny

    March 22nd, 2012 at 10:45 am

    Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! Your are a GREAT photographer!!! All the pictures on your website are wonderful, but I guess it doesn’t hurt to have beautiful people as models!! I checkout your photos at least once a week. Thanks!!

    Super Nanny

  5. Deb

    March 22nd, 2012 at 11:01 am

    OMG! Precious!! Awesome!! She’s so happy for all of the clean up, picture taking and changes of clothes!! I’m tellin’ ya, these birthday smashes are a GREAT niche!! 🙂
    xoxo,One of your many fans!

  6. jessica

    March 22nd, 2012 at 11:05 am

    i love the one where her head is thrown back! so much happiness inside such a tiny, adorable little package! she’s too cute 🙂 i also love the last bit (post-shower)…she looks like a pint-sized adult! precious!

  7. Lindsay Mclaughlin

    March 22nd, 2012 at 11:31 am

    WOW! All of these pictures are so Awesome! I wish I would have done this type of thing when my kids turned 1. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!

  8. julie

    March 22nd, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    Agree across the board! So cute 🙂 I see seve

    ral of these going on my desk!

  9. Sharon Winer

    March 23rd, 2012 at 12:20 am

    Love this little girl! I’d say the photo session was a SMASHING success! Beautiful photos.

  10. Mimi

    March 23rd, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    My princess is beautiful even covered with cake. Can’t decide which one I like the most. What a fun shoot. Mimi needs pictures for her desk….please!!!!

  11. Maria

    April 12th, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    These are great!!

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