The first birthday is such a momentous occasion. It’s a celebratory milestone in the child’s (and the parents’) life. And it’s such an honor to be able to share in the commemoration by giving the family first birthday portraits.
This session, in particular, was twice as special as we were documenting the first birthday for these adorable fraternal twins! This delightful family traveled from Montgomery County, PA to our Newtown Studio in Bucks County for this occasion. We began the session around the Farmhouse Studio, then moved to the back for the actual smashing of the cake.
Each cake smash comes with it’s own uniqueness to tell the story. The little details (hands, feet, etc) are big details later in life.
They chose a pink and gold cake smash to celebrate this lively event, and it was definitely twice the excitement! The soft pink of their dresses was the perfect complement to their bright eyes and intricate golden headbands. One of the twins even wore a set of pearls draped around her shoulders, which was an adorable addition. Their curious and playful personalities were really able to shine through with the simple yet elegant decor.
The family decided to have a cake for each of these little ladies, and it was so much fun to see the difference between the two girls, even at such a young age. One liked the cake a lot more than the other, and they both had their own priceless reactions. But it didn’t take much time at all to warm up to the idea of this twin cake smash!
Twins have such a special bond, and it was nice to be able to capture their magical connection on film. Watching them interact, smile, and mash their toes into the cake icing was such a treat. I love those extra details of the shimmering gold curtain-like backdrop and the fanciful banner spelling out “one.”
If there is one thing I’ve learned throughout all my experience as a family photographer, it’s that children grow up fast, and taking the time to photograph the important moments is a treasure that lasts a lifetime and beyond. There are many milestones of these years, and getting professional portraits is something that a family will always be glad they did.
As a first birthday photographer in Philadelphia, I have done a wide variety of different themes, like this baseball-themed session and this whimsical wild things session. Doing the portraits with these little twin angels was such a lovely addition to the mix!
I look forward to seeing these little girls grow together and hope to capture many more of their milestones for years to come!
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