Las Vegas, NV
So you have probably noticed that I have flown back to Las Vegas for several session. Well, I had booked quite a few before we moved, and I didn't want to cancel but instead come back to give hugs and say farewell to my beloved clients. Each client has been so special to me. Photographing them one last time has meant so much to me on these last few trips back.
This little girl though....There was NOTHING going to keep me from shooting her first birthday photos. I was one of the first to find out she was arriving, I got to be there to photograph her birth, and I have photographed each of her milestone moments. Her momma and daddy have become such good friends. There was just no way I wasn't going to come back to photograph this major event for them.
Now...you may notice this is a bit different cake smash than others I have done. Well, that is because little Miss Eden has been diagnosed with possible Cerebral Palsy. Doctors are still running tests and have her in physical therapy for now, which seems to be helping. However, at one year of age, she can't hardly sit on her own and is unable to crawl. She suffers from tremors, and has trouble holding items in her tightly closed hands. She is also much smaller than the average 1 year old at about the size of the average 6 month old. But she has a heart of gold and a joyous smile. Her personality is so beautiful. Anyone that meets her falls fast in love.
So we had to alter our normal cake smash just a bit. We borrowed a high chair, and had daddy standing close by for assistance. But to all our surprise...Miss Eden sat up. She even PUSHED HERSELF UP onto all fours for a couple shots! A huge smile on her face. Tears came to my eyes knowing how this sweet little one has struggled, and to do these momentous milestones on her photo shoot day....there are no words for how happy I was to be there to capture it all for mom and dad.
Please enjoy a few of my favorites from this momentous birthday cake smash session.