Cruz turns 1!! ~Decatur, Il Photographer~ Smash Cake Session~

How this year has already gone by, I am totally bewildered!  Cruz first came to me for his newborn session, and then again for his 6 month session.  It’s been such a joy seeing this little  man grow, and always with a smile on his face.  Check out his 1st birthday session gallery here!Cruz1year (1 of 1)

We started off with our session in Forsyth Park since it was nice enough to do an outdoor set.  From there, we headed to my studio to get the smash cake underway!  Cruz came pretty close to tapping out during the cake smash, he was almost too tired to eat his yummy cake, but he got a tad messy, and just messy enough to get the tub out and suds up!

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Mom made it to the 1 year mark with nursing, so she asked if I would capture a few images of her nursing Cruz.  Having made it to a year myself, I understand the feeling of accomplishment.  I was never brave enough to do nursing photos, but will always cherish the time I nursed Gemma, even if I was totally over it just 2 months later!

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Liz, thank you for having me photograph you and your little guy this past year!  It’s been such a joy seeing your happy little boy growing up!