Ryleigh's First Birthday - Aurora, IL Photographer

Happy birthday, Ryleigh! 

It was so much fun to have her in my home studio for a smash cake session! It took some coaxing, but she eventually realized she could dig in to that birthday cake. And I loved the chance to use lots of pink!

Adeline's First Birthday - Aurora, IL Photographer

Wow! Adeline is already one! I'm always amazed at how quickly my little friends grow.

Sweet Adeline and her parents came by the studio for some fun. We started outside (again - SO lucky to have a nice spot behind my house!) to get some updated family pictures and a couple shots of Adeline in all that green grass. I'm loving my new lens that allows me to get those beautiful creamy backgrounds outside!

Then we made our way back inside for some studio portraits. Adeline's mom had sent pictures of her outfits beforehand, so I was able to decorate the studio around this adorable dress. Shopping for girl stuff is so much fun!

Her mom made her this adorable cake (she had a Wizard of Oz party) and we told her to have at it. She wasn't entirely sure what to do, but I think the cake smash was a success!

Happy Birthday, Adeline!

Grace's Smash Cake Session - Aurora Baby Photographer

I can't believe she's one already! Which is kinda weird because I feel like I've known this family for so long now even though we met for their maternity pictures last year. The days are long, but the years are short, right?

We had a blast at the Naperville Riverwalk for this session. We did some updated family portraits and then moved on to the main event: CAKE! Little Grace wasn't too interested in a photo session but once she got cake she was all about it! And she was kind enough to share with her big sister Ella.

Happy birthday, Grace!