Unicorns and Fairies

Little girls literally spend their whole lives dreaming about fairy tales. Unicorns, fairies, frog princes, and princesses.  Some girls never quite grow out of that (hint, hint...me). I've wanted to do a session for a LONG time that was whimsical and fairy-tale oriented.  I'm blessed enough to have access to TWO absolutely adorable little girls...even if I didn't know one would be coming to the session ;) They played the perfect princesses, and I was even lucky enough for one's mama to join in. 

HUGE thank you to Camp MerriWoode for the use of their property, and Flowers by Larry in Hendersonville, NC for the beautiful florals.

Ella's Smash Cake Session // Asheville, NC Smash Cake Photographer

It seems like just yesterday I was doing Ella's newborn session.  She was so tiny and sweet curled up on her daddy's guitar.  Now, she's still adorable and sweet, but she's developed quite the little personality! She loves to smile, she loves her big sister, Jadyn, and her little laugh is nothing short of contagious. I've grown to love her and her sweet family, and can't wait to watch her grow up. 

Ellie is ONE!!

I met Ellie's mom, Amanda, at a recent wedding.  I liked her immediately because she reminded me so much of a dear friend.  When I found out that she had a little girl that was getting ready to turn one, I immediately decided that we needed to talk about a smash cake session.  As it turns out, Amanda already had plans of her own! We set up a date and decided on a theme.  When they arrived for Ellie's session, I fell in love.  This kid y'all...happy all the time, cutest smile you've ever seen, and BURSTING with personality.  She loves to dance, make silly faces, and will absolutely melt your heart with her sweet smile. I TRULY enjoyed this little lady, and I can't wait to work with her and her sweet mama again soon!

"Mom, are you SURE I'm one?"

"Mom, are you SURE I'm one?"

You would think that I posed every single one of these shots.  Nope.  This kid is a natural y'all.

You would think that I posed every single one of these shots.  Nope.  This kid is a natural y'all.

Look at you go Ellie! She stood for the longest that she's ever stood by herself during her photo session.  Show off ;)

Look at you go Ellie! She stood for the longest that she's ever stood by herself during her photo session.  Show off ;)

There's that gorgeous smile I mentioned...

There's that gorgeous smile I mentioned...

One more thing about Ellie? She LOVES to dance.  And she's got more rhythm at one than I have now.  

One more thing about Ellie? She LOVES to dance.  And she's got more rhythm at one than I have now.  

"Wait, you want me to do WHAT with this cake?"   "But the balloons..." "Hold on...that tastes pretty good.  SUGAR!!!"

"Wait, you want me to do WHAT with this cake?"  

"But the balloons..."

"Hold on...that tastes pretty good.  SUGAR!!!"

Cake by Ruth & Ranshaw, Fairview NC

Emma is One! // Hendersonville Smash Cake Session // Pretty in Pink Smash Cake

Oh Emma.  I don't know that I've ever had a little one that was happier to destroy a cake, and more expressive while they were making a huge mess.  Her sparkling blue eyes, those chubby little cheeks....and those faces! I enjoy every smash cake session, but Emma is in a class by herself.  I can't wait to do more photos with her as she grows!

Hey mom! This cake is GOOD!

Hey mom! This cake is GOOD!