{e family and cake smash session} | Bass Lake Holly Springs Family Photography :: Raleigh Baby Photography

This family has been with me for so long. I love that they now squeeze me in when they are visiting family in N.C. (they live in Texas currently). I love catching up with them, and their little girls are just too cute. It doesn’t seem like too long ago that we were doing the maternity session of their oldest daughter.. and now she runs up to me saying, ‘hey miss Amy!” This is one of my favorite parts of photographing maternity, newborns, and beyond. I love watching them grow into their own personalities and capturing life for just a split second. On this day, the weather wasn’t fantastic, but Bass Lake in Holly Springs serves as a great backdrop for those drizzly days. The covered porch provided some adorable structural elements, and their trail worked perfectly for the woodsy-bunny theme they had for the first birthday cake.

1st Birthday Cake Smash | JC Raulston Arborteum :: Raleigh Baby Photography :: Raleigh Photographer

Braden is one of my lifestyle newborns who also booked a first birthday session. The weather and location could not have been more perfect! The Arboretum in Raleigh, N.C. has some gorgeous little areas that are perfect for little ones to explore. My favorite area is their gazebo, which makes for some really sweet and timeless photographs. The one year session for babies shows so much of their developed personality. They will clap and smile and love to have you be silly with them. Some babies are even beginning to stand or walk. This is a great milestone to capture! Braden’s one year session concluded with a cake smash in my vintage white high chair. You never know how kids are going to react to a cake smash - some go all in and are covered by icing by the end of it, and others want nothing to do with it. Luckily, Braden enjoyed it for a little bit.. which was just long enough to get some sweet, but messy, pictures.

Check out the Bundles page for packages that combine newborn sessions with sessions throughout baby’s first year.

{happy birthday, Tipton!} :: durham lifestyle photographer :: durham baby photographer

Tipton is ONE!  It seems like just yesterday I was taking maternity portraits of his gorgeous mama! Tipton's family opted to have a one year session in home and let me document their family party, including a cake smash.  In addition, we were able to sneak in some individual and family portraits before he got all messy ;)

Contact Amy today to set up your first birthday cake smash session! :)

{Camden} :: is ONE! :: Cary Child Photography :: Fuquay Varina Baby Photographer

Camden turned ONE!  This little guy was all smiles.  We even took advantage of the warm summer weather to rinse off all of the icing from the cake smash portion of his session.  First birthday sessions are some of my favorites -- sometimes I haven't seen these little guys or gals since they were newborns, and yet, some of their facial characteristics haven't changed a bit!  I love seeing all my squishy newborns become toddlers.  First birthday sessions can include a cake smash.. and for Camden's older brother, he got in on the action too..  


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one year cake smash raleigh NC photographer

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Cake Smash Sessions are a perfect conclusion to documenting your baby’s first year and can be done outside or in-studio.

Amy Fansler is a natural, and studio light photographer based out of Fuquay-Varina, N.C. serving the greater Raleigh area (including Holly Springs, Apex, and Cary) who specializes in maternity, newborn, family, and senior portraits.

Contact her today to schedule your One Year Birthday Cake Smash Session Today!




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{M&M} First Birthday Cake Smashes :: Fuquay Varina and Cary Child Photographer

I think it is fantastic to see babies grow up!  These two boys are some of the cutest and I love that I have gotten to see them change, smile, crawl, and develop their own personalities!  The conclusion of all baby packages is a One Year birthday shoot, and it can include a cake smash session.  Since these boys were turning ONE in the month of July here in N.C.. what is better than a bubble bath outside following a cake smash?!  Happy Birthday, handsome boys!  

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