One of the things about being a photographer AND a mom is that there are certain milestones that I really look forward to… because I get to take the pictures! Elliot’s first birthday definitely fits into this category. I had been looking forward to this session for months! And my sweet little guy certainly didn’t disappoint.
For Elliot’s cake, I made an Icebox Cake, which is basically just whipped cream and chocolate cookies. Once you let it sit overnight, the cookies get really soft and the cake is perfect for a baby, er toddler, to smash (… and get EVERYWHERE!! You’ll see what I mean…).
Elliot was really tentative about the cake at first. He didn’t really know what to do with it.
“Hey, uh mom? Can I be done now?”
While trying to escape from the cake smash set-up, he accidentally stuck his foot in it. Oops! But so cute!
There were a few tears at that point.
Eventually (about 20 minutes or so) he discovered that the it actually tasted pretty good!
And then he started making that big ol’ mess I was hoping for!
This is probably my favorite picture of the bunch! Doesn’t he look so pleased! Good job buddy guy 🙂
If you couldn’t tell, I LOVE doing first birthday cake smash sessions. So if you have a little one with an upcoming birthday, just send me a message and we’ll work something out!