Alex's mom is the insanely talented lead photographer behind Alicia Ann Photographers, one of Connecticut's leading photography studios. I have been a long-time huge fan of her work, and was incredibly flattered (and honestly, nervous!) when we decided to work together. As that first birthday approached, she decided that she wanted some first birthday portraits of her firstborn, Alex. While she decided whether or not she wanted to do a cake smash, I reminded her that your baby only turns one once. So despite the fact that a cakesmash is very different than her typical photographic style, she quickly agreed. :)
We started with some classic and organic portraits, using the best handmade outfits and props that I have purchased from my very favorite vendors. As Alex grew tired of sitting still, we pulled out the cake and the fun began. He was not shy, and barely came up for air...this boy loved his food! Once the cake was practically demolished, we gave him an adorable and functional bath to end the shoot.
Alex was just the cutest little guy, and I loved our quality time together laughing, singing, and of course bribing him with puffs and grapes. Happy Birthday, sweet Alex. You deserve the world!