I was texting with one of my brides earlier today about how fast my little girl is growing up and about how I want to actively set aside tasks and be more present with her when I have the chance, because these moments are fleeting. And that is what I love about one year old lifestyle pictures! That first year is C R A Z Y. Your baby goes from only being able to sleep 20 hours, poop, eat, and be cuddled around the clock, to crawling and maybe even walking all in the span of 365 days. If we all accomplished that much growth every year, the world would be a very different place. That is why it was a BLAST to celebrate Austin turning o n e with a milk bath AND a cake smash! “A milk bath??”, you say. Yes, we poured milk into a giant tub, perfected the temperature, and Austin got to play with the funnest rubber duckies while we captured the cuteness! It was so much fun, our two year old wanted to jump right in! It is the next best thing because I mean, come on, how cute can it get?! Oh wait, a one year old having loads of sugar for the first time is really cute too. You’ll see. If you scroll through really fast, I guarantee even the blur will be a cuteness overload.
I was inspired by Justin + Abby’s desire to celebrate their little one this way, with no pressure to throw a party. Instead, they enjoyed this shoot, reveling in the beauty of their one year old babe! We are so grateful we got to share the experience with them!
If you want to see just how much this little guy has grown, check out his newborn pics from a year ago! Click here!
Also, if you’re in love with the backdrop of the barn doors [like I am], you can compliment Andrew for that one! He built them himself and I never tire of looking at them when I pass by the living room!