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grace james | 1st birthday cake smash


Okay friend, I hope you are ready for 100% cuteness overload today because that is exactly what I’ve got for you in this blog post!!!

I can’t even believe this little cutie is already a whole year old – it just doesn’t seem possible that it’s already been a year since my best friend brought this little nugget into the world!  Grace is Jess + Dereck’s miracle baby and she is without a doubt the most perfect blend of her mama + daddy.  She’s got her daddy’s facial features but with her mama’s deep blue eyes and blonde hair, and it is just the best thing ever to be able to see both of them when you look at her!  Also, she’s one of the happiest little babes I have ever met and I have so much fun every time I get her in front of the camera!  (If you’ve been around here for any length of time, you might recognize her from their in-home lifestyle session we did last year when she was about 6 months old!)

Jess put together the stinking CUTEST details for Grace’s cake smash + one-year-old portraits!  Between her DIY floral hoops, Grace’s pastel blue birthday dress + floral crown, topped off with loose pink + white florals sprinkled on the ground, it all came together perfectly for a simple, fine-art look that I am legitimately obsessed with!

But honestly, do you want to know the best part of this session?  As we were getting ready to set Grace loose with her birthday cake, I was telling Jess that a lot of babies don’t quite know what to do with it at first, and that we would just give her a few minutes to think about it before we helped her out with her first bite (if needed).  Aaaaand this kid proceeded to make a liar out of me – she knew exactly what she wanted to do with that cake and she dug right in almost before I could finish my sentence!  And I think I’ll let you see the rest of the story for yourself …

Enjoy my faves from Gracie girl’s 1st birthday cake smash!


Literally cannot even with this next shot.  I told you, the happiest baby ever!  (Also, if you look closely you can see two itty bitty bottom teeth coming in!  SO CUTE.)


Ummm, y’all.  This next one.  OH MY GOSHHH those blue eyes!!!


This next one is seriously one of my all-time favorite images of my career!  GAH, she could not be more perfect!


Cake tiiiiiime!


Love this next one … sweet little baby eyelashes and cake all around her lips!  Haha!


Fistfuls of cake like nom nom nom…


Jess, Dereck, thank you for continuing to trust me to capture all of these sweet little seasons of life with your baby girl!  It’s a joy and an honor that I do not take for granted!

  1. Joyce says:

    Oh my goodness! So many adorable photos!! ❤️❤️🎂


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