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Lily - 6 Months

I loved Lily's portrait experience, those big blue eyes are just mesmerising, I could have spent all day photographing her. While those big blue eyes are so beautiful I still love my monochrome photos, they offer a real timeless quality that I just can't get enough of at the minute. Here are 4 of my favourites from the portrait experience.  

Lily turned 6 months old when I shot her portrait experience; having my own son around a similar age as Lily, I can't believe the change in him just a few months later. I'm so pleased I was able to captured Lily at this age and I hope her photos last her a lifetime. 

As part of my new year resolution, to share more of my photos, I'll be posting loads more photos to my blog in the coming weeks, I hope you enjoy.  

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