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.

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