Reid’s First Birthday
Little Reid and his family were an absolute blast to photograph during their family and cake smash session. Ashley and Eric are such a fun couple, and they really know how to make their little guy smile. What I really loved about this session was the genuine smiles and interactions I was able to capture between Reid and his parents. They were all just so natural in the studio that day. We also discovered that Reid really, really, REALLY loves cake. His momma did a great job introducing him to sweets, because on cake smash day he dug right in!
First birthdays are fun to capture, because it’s a celebration of all the growth and development that happens in a baby’s first year. And let me tell you, it happens fast. Ashley says that Reid sat up at four-months, crawled at six-months, and stood up at seven-months. He was certainly on-the-go and busy when he came to visit for his cake smash session. Reid has also tried lots of new foods in his first year. His favorites are banana, sweet potato, strawberries, and whatever else looks yummy on mommy’s plate or in her cup (even if it’s not baby approved).
It was easy to see how in love Eric and Ashley were with Reid. They love that he’s a mega-cuddly, sloppy kisser! He’s also a super expressive baby with some serious eyebrow looks. He loves climbing into the warming drawer under the oven, playing dueling pianos with his keyboard toys, and pushing the brew button on the coffee maker for his sleep deprived parents. Yes, Reid’s even making sure that mom and dad are appropriately caffeinated. What’s not to love?
When asked what they’d share with other parents who are just beginning their parenting journey, Ashley and Eric emphasized that babies are really only this little for a very short time. Soak up every sleep deprived minute.