These faces, sweet mama, are worth the sleepless nights, the constant correction, the neediness, the endless repeat of “mama”, and the sibling rivalry, exchanging the peaceful hours reading for loud wrestling and excitement all the live long day…
I’m cheering you on, sweet mama. You’re doing amazing.
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I can’t tell you what a priveledge it’s been to be Ford and Emerson’s Baby Plan Photographer Greenville SC. I’ve seen them as newborns, at one year, and now at two year old. Here is a video of some highlights from the last three years.
I look forward to continuing to watch these two grow up, but I have to admit two is a hard year to photograph. Especially two times two!
Mom Jessica had wagered that Emerson would give me fits at the session, but it was Ford who showed up with sweet smile at the beginning of the session and then didn’t want to follow instructions as time went on.
Emerson was fairly fascinated with the whole process and although a little shy at first, she was eager to follow directions.
I love how Jessica read my 11 ways to Prepare a Young Child for a Photography Session post and found her own way to get them to smile. She asked Ford and Emerson to make animal noises. Who can keep from smiling when they are neighing or meowing! It was perfect.
Many of the images of these two active two year olds together are actually composites: two images put together in Photoshop. But this one sharing my bench made me smile and show both personalities so well.
Jessica, I am so grateful that you have trusted me to document these favorite memories in your miracles’ childhood. You’re an amazing mama and I have been delighted to watch your babies grow.
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I can’t tell you how excited I was about this Where the Wild Things Are Cake Smash Photos Greenville SC.
First, I have been with George since his newborn session.
And his six month session.
I absolutely adore his doting mamas so I squealed out loud when Lisa and Martha asked for a Where the Wild Things book theme.
I stock piled a romper from Lydia’s Hope Chest, created and hood and tail, ordered a banner, made some fun wooden cupcake stands, and commissioned cakes and custom cupcakes from Baking Sweet Scents. It was so much fun preparing for this session!
George started out a little shy. Most one year olds have a bit of separation anxiety in the studio. But if mama sits next to them on the paper, they tend to calm down quite a bit and warm up to me.
When in came to cake time George did not disappoint. He destroyed almost all of the fun monster cupcakes. His mamas were roaring as George is usually a savory food guy.
But I promise he ate at least 3 of these cupcakes and destroyed another 2-3 by smashing them to bits.
You can see all of the evidence of his destruction here.
Seriously, George loved Baking Sweet Scents’ chocolate cake and frosting! He couldn’t get enough.
And while frosting and cake made George happy, the bubble bath was not his favorite. At all
Lisa and Martha, thank you so much for trusting me with your memories over George’s first year. I have so enjoyed getting to know you and watching George thrive in your care.
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I love when my newborn clients choose me again as their Greenville SC Cake Smash Photographer. Here’s sweet Samuel at 6 weeks old.
And here is Samuel at one year old. His joy is absolutely contagious!
Samuel is an early walker which made him want to wander around the studio and touch all the things. But it also makes for some hilarious cake fun!
Christine from the lovely Baking Sweet Scents does all of my cakes and I loved how this one turned out!
And these fun paper banners and sweet fairy lights just made our time together that much more fun!
Of course, we just carried the decor over while Samuel took his post cake bath.
I always tell my one year old parents that their kiddos will likely cry through either the cake or the bath. One year olds are developmentally working through separation anxiety (even with a parent in the studio!) and becoming aware of so many new sensory experiences each day. Cake frosting can sometimes cause tears, but so can a bath in an unusual location. Samuel was the rare baby not phased by either new experience.
He loved the bath and I about died when I saw the Santa Claus beard he gave himself. There was just so much enthusiasm!
However, all one year olds tire out pretty fast so by the time the end of our session neared, Samuel was just tired.
But, of course, a few snuggles from mama are the perfect thing to fix a small case of the grumpies.
This mama series is one of my very favorite I’ve ever taken. I’m such a sucker for the relationship between mother and child. The joy and the growth they inspire in each other takes my breath away.
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Remember twins Ford and Emerson? These two little loves came for their newborn session.
Jessica requested simple, neutral, and causal for their smash set up. I have to admit, that is my favorite type of cake smash. I love keeping things simple so that the focus remains on your sweet baby.
We grabbed some eucalyptus, some cotton, fresh dahlias, bark plaques, moss, and the cutest twin naked cakes from Baking Sweet Scents (Christine is the best!!!). Add in the adorable outfits from Cora & Violet and we had the perfect simple set.
But even when you have the perfect set, babies may not destroy the cake. And while we made a huge mess and had plenty of nibbles, these two remained pretty clean
However, just like adults, baby twins always think the cake looks better on the other side. I guess they’ll soon learn that all cake is delicious!
After we played in the cake we took some portraits in these sweet monogrammed rompers that mama had got for their party.
I’ll let you in on a little secret: I did a Photoshop trick called a head swap on this photo. It really is hard to get both babies to look and smile at a the same time. One of them was blinking in this image so I used another image for that baby’s face. This type of magic isn’t always possible since the angles have to be the same, but when it is I always use it!
Jessica, you and your husband have done such an amazing job conquering the difficulties of the first year with twins. You’ve done so with grace and a sense of humor intact. So much humor that you picked the twin hulk smash images for your final gallery!!! I love it!
As you go into the year with double the no’s and twice the feet running in opposite directions, may you keep that humor. It’s so hard, but I promise their sweet twin bond and your joy over them will be sweeter each and every year. It’s worth it.
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