samuel turns ONE | castle rock, colorado family photographer

Happy Birthday Samuel!!!!!!!!

I can't believe it is Samuel's first birthday, today. I feel like I just shot his Mom's maternity session! I have seen Samuel for his Mom's maternity session, his newborn session, a 6 month session and his one year with a cake smash! Seeing him change and grow over the past year has been so incredible. I feel so lucky to have been a part of it!

©shebli nikkole photography 2013

The Fertigs met up with me in Castle Rock, Colorado. We ventured to a new favorite location of mine, Hidden Mesa Open Space. This place has a little bit of everything and I LOVE it! After the family shots we went back to my studio set up for Samuel's cake smash. I want to note that this was Samuel's first taste of cake. His mommy made it from scratch! (Go Stacy!) He wasn't too sure about it and definitely didn't like having dirty hands! Haha! But, I caught a few smiles and giggles and that's all that matters! Here are my favorites! :)

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Thank you, Stacy + Ryan, for choosing me to capture Samuel's first year! It has been amazing!

♥shebli