Milestones

In a whirlwind of growing, loving, and drowning in cuteness, it’s gone before you know it! So why not have images to chronicle all those big changes?

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baby’s first year really flies by

As a milestone photographer, I love watching your kids grow up before my eyes. To make the most of these photographs, I suggest booking your sessions around these classic milestones:

4(ish) months

This is a fun age where they are smiling and giggling, but to get the most variety out of this milestone you want to make sure they can lift their heads to look ahead of themselves when propped up on their elbows

6(ish) months

To get the most variety here you want them sitting on their own, but not quite crawling away.

9(ish) months

They’re accomplished crawlers and just able to pull themselves up on furniture and stand with support

12 months

The big ONE! Whether you choose a cake smash or not, remember that this age throws a lot of new things at your once tiny baby. This age usually involves some new teeth, some stranger danger, a whole world of emotions and a strong independent streak.

I tell all parents, it doesn’t have to be a cake, document their birthday session with a favorite food, it might be cheerios, puffs, spaghetti, avocado, the options are truly endless. If they love it, how better to document their big day? If you do go the cake route, practice at home with a frosted cupcake. I find many one year olds don’t enjoy the feeling of frosting, and a session can go downhill quick without practice and lots of cheerleaders!

the moments you’ll treasure

All about that cake smash session

Can't decide what you want for your one year old's cake smash session? No worries. I'll show you some cake smash themes I've done in the past. I wish I had been better about taking photographs of all my sets this past year without kids in them. But let me show you...

Boho Fox Cake Smash | Mila

Boho Fox Cake Smash | Mila

When Mila's mom came to me wanting a boho fox cake smash I think I said "huh?" I swear, I love people's creativity these days. Cake smash sessions have come a long way in the few years since they became popular. We started talking about her vision and what her first...

Wild Things Cake Smash | Thaddeus

Wild Things Cake Smash | Thaddeus

When Thaddies mom requested a Wild Things Cake Smash I knew I had to do it right. His mom loves the natural, earthy look that only Joanna Gaines can do perfectly. I can't tell you how many times I set this theme up and moved things around, and took it down. Bought and...

Cake Smash Session | Milena

Cake Smash Session | Milena

Celebrating baby's first year with a cake smash is such a fun milestone. When Milena's Mom said she was looking for her session to be colorful and fun, just like her first year had been, we got to work. She wanted confetti, and all the colors. In to my studio walked...

Simple Boy Cake Smash | Jack

Simple Boy Cake Smash | Jack

One of the fun things about photographing a friends cake smash is we get to take some liberties that I wouldn’t normally encourage in a regular client session. Let’s take a look inside Jack’s simple boy cake smash and see what fun we had! Tara asked for something...

6 Month Sitter Session | Syren

6 Month Sitter Session | Syren

Sweet Syren came back to the studio for her 6 month sitter session. I love seeing my newborn clients at this stage. They are so sweet and giggle freely. She wasn't sitting up 100% yet, but she was so good when she laid on her back or belly. The best part was that I...

Mt Clemens Cakesmash Session| Brynley

Mt Clemens Cakesmash Session| Brynley

Sweet Brynley was at the studio for her Mt Clemens cakesmash session. It was a bittersweet moment. She's the daughter of good friends, and it's the first time we haven't been able to be around to watch friend's kids grow through their first year. We always love to...

Cake smash Session | Mila

Cake smash Session | Mila

It's so fun to have Mila back at the studio to celebrate with a cake smash session. She is growing so much, but still has the most beautiful head of hair. Mila was not very interested in her cake smash session. As is with many one year old's right now, they've spent a...

Simple Cake Smash | Nico

Simple Cake Smash | Nico

When Nico's mom requested a simple white cake smash I was so excited. I love a new theme, and finding a way to make it beautiful and exactly what parents imagine. She tells me he loves to read, and she wanted to incorporate that into part of his photos. So we started...

Cake Smash Session | Charlotte

Cake Smash Session | Charlotte

I couldn't believe it when this little mop of curls walked into the studio. Charlotte is a big girl now, with big girl curls! She brought in the cutest little Minnie romper for her cake smash session. We decked the studio out in pink white and gold and my baker Amber...

Southeast Michigan One Year Photography | Anderson

Southeast Michigan One Year Photography | Anderson

Do you have a soon to be one year old? Looking for a one year photography session? Look no further than right here! Anderson's mom didn't want the cake part, she just wanted to document all his cute facial expressions and curiosities. So we went with just a blue color...

Macomb Cake Smash Photographer | Eliza

Macomb Cake Smash Photographer | Eliza

Oh my gosh everyone. My Macomb Cake Smash Photographer dreams have come true. It has taken years of patiently waiting, but FINALLY a kid just dove face first into their cake. I'm jumping for joy! Sweet Eliza. I can not believe it's been a year. I'm fortunate that...

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