It’s been quite some time since I last wrote a blog post, but I’ve been a bit busy between work, travel, and life in general with a growing little one in the house. We have so many exciting things coming up over the next few weeks, so I will try my best to properly document any of those noteworthy things here.
The first of those exciting things is Grady’s first birthday. I joke with all of my friends that it’s a National Holiday in our household, because it’s literally been something I have been thinking about and planning for a year!! I know, I am crazy. But my love for others manifests itself in these ways — planning and creating; organizing and plotting. Considering the love I have for Grady is greater than any love I have ever had in my life, it makes sense that I have spent the most time EVER on this ‘event’ :).
The first part of G’s birthday celebration includes a photograph session with our AMAZING photographer, Aimee Nelson. She is literally the most talented and thorough person around and we are so happy she captured Grady’s 1st year of life for us in such special way.
I do admit that choosing the theme and outfits for a little boy’s cake smash photo session can be super tricky. I spent quite a bit of time figuring out how I wanted the colors to come together — I clearly wanted it to be blue, but I also wanted it to be bold and dynamic. My mom helped my vision come to life with the custom backdrop in his photos. She also created the adorable little “One” cake topper you see in one of the images. And I landed on the outfits you see from Janie & Jack, Zara Baby, and Polo Ralph Lauren– out of everything out there, they have the most ‘classic’ boy options. I ended up being very happy with the results!
I have to say, I will forever cherish these images. They perfectly capture Grady’s transition from a sweet baby boy to an inquisitive little toddler — I see so much of both of him in these images. How bittersweet it is.