This one year cake smash session was done a little later than most cake smash sessions. Freya had turned one a few months before and by the time she came in, she was on her feet and on the go! The best part was truly how happy she was. The toddler age can be a bit more difficult to photograph. They become much more accustomed to their schedules and routines. They have a handful of familiar faces and voices that they’re used to. They don’t typically change their outfits 4 times in under an hour and have a camera in their face snapping their photos. For that reason, I try to be very sensitive to their schedules and make sure that we are taking all of those things into consideration when we set a time. It’s always best to schedule AFTER nap time and meal time so baby is well rested and fed. Those two things, believe it or not, can make or break a session!
When Freya came in for her session, she was a little unsure about me at first. I had photographed her before for her sitting up session, but it had been a while so of course, she didn’t remember me. But after a few minutes, she warmed up and the smiles and laughs never ended.