Caroline turns ONE!
Last weekend, I met up with one of my favorite families (well favorite families to photograph) to celebrate Caroline’s 1st Birthday. You may remember Caroline from a session I did last fall (click HERE) – it was during that session that Miss Caroline started crawling. 
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To be completely honest, Caroline wasn’t feeling her absolute best last Saturday…but you would never know by these pictures. My mom made her this adorable party hat. She was not a fan. So, while she looks as if she’s laughing…she’s actually trying to pull it off.
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Can we talk about these eyes…those eyelashes…that face? I know that all babies are beautiful, but this child is one of the most beautiful children I’ve ever held. And I love those catch lights! Unfortunately, we were inside on an overcast morning; so, I used my speedlite. If you know how to use your external flash, it can create wonderful catch lights. It also helped that we were close to a window.
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I’ve gotta say…I really love photographing children. I don’t always know what I’m doing while I’m doing it, but as I look back through these images…they just make me happy.
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We finished up our session with a cake smash. I’ll be sure to share more pictures of that on Tuesday. I’ve only experienced a couple of cake smashes. Our nephew wanted nothing to do with his cake during his 1st birthday party, but Miss Caroline dove in with both hands. I don’t know what was better…Caroline with cake all over her face or her mother trying to clean it up.  Either way, I love the expression on her face and the reflection in her eyes!

I’m also doing a late link-up with You Capture: Happy.
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With that said, I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. We’ll be celebrating my grandmother’s 83rd birthday tonight.
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