Oh my goodness, isn't little Eden just simply adorable?! She came to the studio in Kennett Square last weekend to celebrate her first birthday with a cake smash. Mom did Baby-Led-Weaning with her, something I followed with my own daughter, so Eden knew what to do with that cake right away! Mmmmm, icing! She may have been super serious about her eating, but other than that, she was all full of smiles and personality!
Last weekend I traveled to Collegeville for this little lady's first birthday party. Mom had picked out 2 adorable outfits for her to wear and had a beautiful dessert table on display. The decorations and cake even coordinated with Marin's outfits. While I was there, I was able to photograph Marin with her relatives and was a first hand witness to the love that surrounds her and the entire family. It made me wish I had hired someone else to take pictures at my own kids' parties!
The rate at which my business grew this year is beyond my comprehension. When I started in July/August I assumed I would get maybe 1 or 2 clients a month, doing this more as a hobby. I don't think there is any way I could have imagined having 30 full-session clients and 18 mini-session clients in a matter of 5 months. My January 2016 also has 4 newborns and a sitter milestone session booked. I also have clients already booked in April, APRIL!
These last two months have been extremely hard for my family with me going from a full-time mom to a busy business-owner, 2 unexpected deaths of close relatives (my grandfather and aunt), and illness after illness for my kids, BUT, I still seriously feel extremely blessed and fortunate! I LOVE what I do and I LOVE all my wonderful clients who are supporting me in this journey.
Something else I LOVE is when I finally get a chance to take pictures of my own children. This is my daughter, 15 months old, and her first time at the indoor children's water area at Longwood Gardens. We were there for breakfast with Santa (which did not go well - she only screamed and did not want to go near him, much to our disappointment, oh well...), so thankfully I had my camera with me when we decided to quickly stop over at the Conservatory. The excitement and pure joy on her face made all the stress of the last couple of months just disappear. And, once I finally got these images on my computer, I was able to relive that moment all over again.
This is what photographs do - they freeze a moment in time, a moment you can look back on year after year, and they make you smile. I wish I could say we will all live forever, but we won't, so make as many memories as you can today. Take pictures, have your picture taken, capture those memories, and get those pictures printed - BIG and ON YOUR WALL! Life can change in a blink of an eye, book your session today and let your memories live on in beautiful photographs! Thank you to all my past, present, and future clients. I LOVE you all and I LOVE your support!
Poor Miss Mackenzie woke up sick the morning of our photo shoot, but she and mom were only in town for a few days so we carried on and she was a trooper, even through set-up and outfit changes! Check out her great expressions and fabulous hairdo!
I have known Mackenzie's mom, uncle, and grandparents since I was born. They lived down the street from me when I was young and we still get together every once in awhile. It has been fun watching our babies, which are around the same age, growing up. Unfortunately Mackenzie and her mom now live in North Carolina so we don't get to see them very often, but it's nice when they come for visits. Happy first birthday cutie pie! I hope your day is as special as you are!!
Are you ready for some first birthday cuteness? Check out adorable Christian and his cake smash! I seriously can not get enough of him!! Although he wasn't really into the actual cake, he was definitely into the icing, the bath, and the music! So much fun!!
I can't believe this little guy is going to be one already! He was so happy and a natural in front of the camera! His mom and dad brought him to a nearby park for these pictures and we found the perfect spots. Too bad a big dog also liked the walking path where we were and tried to hang out for a while. I should have gotten some pictures for funny outtakes, but I just couldn't take my eyes and camera off this cutie!
Little Miss Lila is 100% Mommy's sweetheart and love bug. She is also 100% princess! This pink, heart themed first birthday cake smash was just perfect for her! With babies, you never know how they are going to react when given a cake for the first time. Will they eat it? Will they even touch it? Well, within the first 30 seconds, this little princess let me know she was going to devour this deliciousness! Happy first birthday, Lila!
If you would like to book a cake smash session for your child, contact me today so we can start planning the fun!
I am Kristen Yeager, a portrait photographer specializing in maternity, newborns, babies, and children. I am based in Kennett Square, PA (Chester County) but also serve West Chester, Unionville, Chadds Ford, Glen Mills, Landenberg, Malvern, Downingtown, Exton, West Grove, Oxford, Media, King of Prussia, parts of Lancaster County, Wilmington and Newark, Delaware, northeast Maryland, and surrounding areas.