A Very Messy Cake Smash

If you follow Ali B Photography, these faces will most likely look familiar to you.  One of the very first photo shoots I ever did (just starting out my business) was with Andrea and Stevie for their engagement session. I remember being so nervous! After that, we stayed in touch, I captured moments from their pregnancy which can be viewed HERE and I even got to take photos for their Christmas Card last fall which can be previewed HERE.  Now, their twins, Veronica Rose and Jacob Russell are 1 year and they asked me to capture this amazing mile stone!

Of course I had to! How can I miss their 1st birthday photos!?! We scheduled a time for memorial day weekend when they were 11 months and 23 days old. Their session was held outside at the Wakefield Lake on the hottest day or spring! Yes…. Its still spring! This day was about 100 degrees. We were all sweating and pretty uncomfortable but the babies did a fantastic job posing for their 1st birthday images and smashing that cake! I even got to sneak in a few family photos of them all together, which is always nice to add. (note to self: Do not wear blush pants and a white top to a cake smash. I don’t know what I was thinking….)

I love hearing about the babies current likes and what they are up to at 1 year. I learned that Veronica enjoys taking objects from other babies, she loves her auntie Leighanne and stealing cell phones. She is currently couch surfing and will be walking on her own any day! Jacob is a mama’s boy. He loves his momma, he loves to laugh and smile and blow raspberries. He is crawling around a lo t and man does this little guy love the camera!

For this session, we kept it natural in an outside setting so the light was just right. Mom brought balloons, cakes, towels, LOTS of wipes, a trash bag and a change of clothes. For these kinds of sessions, its very helpful to have the items I just listed above and one thing that Andrea would recommend is to also bring a gallon of water to wash off with because these kiddos got messy!

I am absolutely in love with the photos from this session, and I absolutely love this little family! Andrea, Stevie, Veronica and Jacob, Thank you so much for braving the heat with me! It was totally worth every minute with you all and I hope these photos exceeded your expectations! Happy 1st Birthday! 


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meet the photographer Ali

A New England based photographer, chaser of that perfect light, lover of holiday eves and all things pumpkin!  My favorite color is TEAL (and anything light blue). To this day, I love me a good BSB/NSYNC reception dance party and I can not wait to meet you! 

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