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Holy Guacamole, Niko is One!

Every time I do a cake smash session, my emotions are all over the place. On one hand, cake smashes are probably my favorite to capture. I love watching as they discover the cake, taking their first bite ever so cautiously. On the other hand, I get a little sad because it's the last session of my milestones package. I know I'll see most of these sweet babies again as they grow up, but there's something about watching them grow so much in that first year that makes me nostalgic and teary-eyed.

Niko was one that I am sad at the thought of being "done." He gives some of the best smiles I have ever seen from a baby. But at the same time, he makes me work for those smiles. I have really enjoyed capturing his whole first year.

For this session, I brought my youngest son along (actually, he asked me to come!). I'm so glad I did, he made for a great assistant and even got some of Niko's personality to shine. Niko wasn't really feeling the cake though, but we managed to get some adorable shots. Some of my favorites are the pouty shots - especially the one of him covering his eyes with the avocado in his hand!

Happy birthday Niko! I can't believe we're here already!

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