We ventured out to Highland Park in Baton Rouge to do this little darling's 1st year photoshoot. I love the beautiful old trees throughout the park as well as the somewhat hilly landscape. It was a very hot and muggy day but that did not keep me from having a really good time. My favorite part was finding a big old tree by a small creek with a very vast root system. Carter seemed a little uncertain at first but once he settled he really got in the grove and was entranced by everything around him.
I love this first picture of him. It really exemplifies that childhood curiosity and the spirit of exploration children have at his age. Everything is wondrous to him.
Well of course we had to give him cake! It was his very first birthday! I love that his mother got orange cake for our shoot. Apparently it just so happened that this particular cake was the last one on the shelf at the grocery store. That's what I call a happy circumstance! If you've been following my blog you know that I love color and especially bright color accents. Any other cake would have failed to emphasize his BEAUTIFUL jet black eyes quite so brilliantly! The following is one of my favorite shots - ever.
And with this last one, just for laughs, I'd like to give you an idea of the messiness that happens when you let a baby eat cake and play in the dirt at the same time! Haha there were layers upon layers of orange cake and brown/gray dust. Thank goodness mom brought plenty of baby wipes otherwise we'd have had to dunk him in the creek! j.k.