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Tate's "Lucky One" Cake Smash

This family is one that holds a very special place in my heart. I've known Joey and Donna for 18 years. I've seen them graduate high school, buy a farm, get married, start and run a successful business, and have a child. I had the privilege of shooting their pregnancy announcement session (which, Donna tricked me and told me they wanted new business photos of their farm, sneaky girl). I was one of the first few that got to get those newborn snuggles in when Tate was born. And now I have the honor of capturing his first birthday.


His birthday is St. Patrick's Day, so of course Donna wanted to let the world know how lucky we all are to have Tate in our lives. And boy oh boy did he give his momma a run for her money! Tate loves to explore, and at every opportunity, he was high-tailing it away from the cake and onto the next adventure (but, sorry buddy, I can't relate to running away from cake...). I think Donna got about a month's worth of exercise chasing him around!


Also, can we talk about his amazing eyelashes?! I'd pay big money to have the length and volume he has, haha!


Without further adieu, please enjoy the sweetness of this amazing one year old!



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