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

Mt Clemens Cake Smash | Hazel

Mt Clemens Cake Smash | Hazel

I can’t believe Hazels grow with me year has come and gone. I’ve so loved being her photographer to document this first year. But today’s the day I’m her Mt Clemens Cake Smash Photographer! She is always such a smiley girl, easy to please and has a great disposition....

Birthday Milestones | Jamison and Evan

Birthday Milestones | Jamison and Evan

These two adorable boys were at the studio recently for more than just birthday milestones. Their mom came in for a studio maternity session, and they are coming back in a few weeks with their new little brother for a newborn session. It’s always a delight to see...

Macomb Cake Smash Photographer | Kylie

Macomb Cake Smash Photographer | Kylie

Being a Macomb cake smash photographer is a rewarding job. Sometimes these adorable little one year olds like Kylie come in and just woo me. I turn into a puddle of mush for these little ones. It makes me instantly miss the days of my own kids being 1. So much is...

Fishing Cake Smash | Michael

Fishing Cake Smash | Michael

This fishing cake smash was so much fun. Michael's dad is an avid fisherman, so mom requested we showcase that for Michaels birthday celebration. I've had my eye on this adorable backdrop for ages, and jumped on the chance to purchase it for our session. I love...

Girly Cake Smash | Mia

Girly Cake Smash | Mia

Mia's mom and dad had a special vision for their daughter's first birthday. They wanted a girly cake smash set, pink florals, wood elements, the teepee, and just all around light and bright. I feel like we hit it out of the park, don't you? Like many of my cake smash...

Dinosaur Cake Smash | Evan

Dinosaur Cake Smash | Evan

What an adorable little dinosaur cake smash we had! Evan has grown so much and he’s just a sweet little guy. He was so patient and calm. I think he takes the cake (see what I did there) for the longest lasting cake smash. He was in no hurry. He never attempted to get...

Dinosaur Cake Smash | Sauyer

Dinosaur Cake Smash | Sauyer

Sauyer was back for his dinosaur cake smash session. He's so big and his personality just bubbles over. He has the greatest faces, and I love the little nose scrunch! Parents are responsible for bringing the kids outfits, and when his mom pulled out this adorable...

Celebrations after the first birthday | Alaina and Elizabeth

Celebrations after the first birthday | Alaina and Elizabeth

Did you know you can keep coming back to me for celebrations after the first birthday? I have many clients that come back every 6-12 months to document their kids growing up. I love seeing the kids come back. It's so much fun when they start to remember me and we get...

Hunting Cake Smash | Nolan

Hunting Cake Smash | Nolan

Nolan's dad requested a hunting cake smash theme for his first birthday. I've often over the years chatted with him about hunting, and growing up a hunter. My son feels like he has a big passion for hunting, and his birthday meal request every year is venison. Do you...

All about that cake smash session

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...

Alice in One-derland Cake Smash | Helena

Alice in One-derland Cake Smash | Helena

Helena's mom really knocked it out of the park with her Alice in One-derland cake smash theme. It turned out to be one of my favorite themes of the year. She was absolutely adorable in her little blue dress, and she had so much fun playing in the cake. This year has...

Simple Giant Balloon Cake Smash | Reese

Simple Giant Balloon Cake Smash | Reese

We decided to keep everything sweet and simple with a single giant balloon for Reese's first birthday. She is such a sweet little girl with a tender smile and a big brother that loves her. I figured I'd spoil her mom a little with a photo of the two kids together and...

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