Bear Cake Smash, Hadley’s first birthday

Bear Cake Smash theme for baby Hadley’s first birthday photos. H was so smiley throughout her photo session!

We started off with some simple milestone portraits on this hand painted sunflower backdrop painted by Heidi Hope. It’s perfect because we used sunflowers as a theme through out her first year. And isn’t H’s dress just darling? It’s an Amazon find! Right when her momma sat her down she was cheesing hard, I don’t think I have ever had a baby smile this easily for their whole session! I just adore when she throws her hands up to say ‘SO BIG’ her smiley cheeks make her eyes close. It’s pretty hard to believe this sweet girl is already one. I have captured here every few months for the last year and it’s been incredibly special.

I tell ya, time is a thief. This first year goes by so fast! I am glad mom & dad got into a few family poses with their baby girl. It was crazy hot outside this day, and funny thing is last time we did family poses outdoors it was polar opposite of freezing temps. Wisconsin weather! After our quick trip outdoors for some family poses it was time for the cake smash.

Picking a theme was hard, but her parents have called her Hadley Bear since she was just a few days old and she LOVES all her stuffed teddies. So a Bear Cake Smash theme seemed perfect. Her parents brought in some of H’s favorite teddy bears from home & I put them into a simple pink and yellow set up. Sweet & simply perfect for little Miss Hadley. She chomped on her cake and smashed it around a bit before we ended with a quick bucket bath.

Happy birthday baby H! It’s been quite a year and I am so honored I got to capture your many milestones.

Learn more about cake session first birthday photos sessions with Kendall here.

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