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Benjamin is ONE!! | Raleigh Garner NC Cake Smash Photographer

LOTS of blog love today!!  I had blogged about Benjamin’s 1 year storyboard (which turned out AWESOME by the way!!!) a few weeks ago and had totally forgotten to blog the rest of his session.  Which is crazy cakes – because he is just too cute and I love him to pieces!!!  If you missed Ben’s 1 year storyboard definitely check out that post – CLICK HERE!!!  In addition to this blog post, I hope to blog a complete 1 year re-cap of his entire first year – from Maternity up to his 1st Year Session as a baby planner….even including the fall family mini session his loving parents took advantage of last year.  Benjamin’s parents made the important decision of capturing his first year through professional photographs – documenting his milestones and growth and getting in on the action themselves (which is SO important!).  They couldn’t have planned it out any better in my opinion! ;)  I am so honored to have captured him throughout this past year.  His sessions are always super special to me because I am good friends with his mommy and daddy.  Bridget and I met on’s forums while planning our weddings back in 2009 and became so close, we actually attended each others weddings.  How cool is that?!?!  :)  I’m so grateful that Bridget has entrusted me with her family’s portraits and I look forward to continuing to photograph them all as Ben grows up!

Cake smashes, while messy, are a LOT of fun.  You should definitely do a test run at home first to make sure your little one has a little practice…Benjamin knew EXACTLY what he was doing!  Benjamin’s mommy is like my dream client.  We have the same taste and she prepares ahead of time by browsing Etsy for the latest baby fashions.  She also searched Pinterest to find some fun and unique ideas (hello awesome storyboard!).  How adorable is Benjamin’s diaper cover and tie with matching flag in the background?  Not only did she coordinate his setup but she also used our mutual friend Stephanie at For Cake’s Sake for her incredible color coordinated smash cake!  Stephanie, by the way, is incredible and has done all of our family cakes…including my little one’s space themed Two Year Birthday Cake in August of 2012!  She is located in Garner and my Cake Smash clients get an exclusive discount on their smash cake…so definitely check her out!  Stephanie is also expecting a little one and I will be blogging about her amazing and absolutely gorgeous maternity session shortly.  Ok, enough writing…let’s get to Ben’s insanely happy and adorable 1 Year Portraits!!!