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Ethan Smash The Cake

Ethan celebrated his first birthday with a smash the cake photo shoot taken by his daddy.

It was a slow start with Ethan choosing to pick the chocolate balls off the top of the cake instead of digging in, but once he'd been shown the way (by his chocolate loving mummy of course), he really enjoyed some yummy chocolate cake! The shades really topped things off.

Ethan loves to laugh and smile and he duly entertained us during this photo shoot. 

Of course a bath was needed straight after, but as Ethan loves his baths, I think this was close to being Ethan's perfect day!

It's amazing how quickly a year goes, Ethan has transformed in front of our eyes into a wonderful little boy, who brings us joy each and every day. 

Here's hoping that the next year will see even more fun, laughter and happiness with our little boy.

Poppy - Smash the Cake

Poppy loved her smash the cake photo shoot for her first birthday and so did I!

I have to be honest, I didn't know what a 'smash the cake' photo shoot actually meant, then Kim, Poppy's mum, showed me a few examples. It looked like such fun, so I jumped at the chance photograph the special occasion.

As you can see from the above photos Poppy really enjoyed herself! Most surprising to me was she seemed more interested in the small pieces on top of the cake and the few bits that got away from her, than the big cake in front of her! Poppy's dad broke off a piece for her to really get stuck into, this certainly helped make the photo shoot more messy and much more fun! 

After 20 minutes Poppy was all caked out, mum and dad quickly got a bath ready and before you know it, everything, including Poppy, was nice a clean again. 

I'd love to do another smash the cake session in the future, they're so much fun.

If you're interested in having a smash the cake photo shoot for your little one soon get in touch via the Family Portraits page.

DP