Sydney turns 1 | cakeSMASH + family session | Denver Family Photography

I love what I do. Before each session, at each session, and after each session, I am truly grateful that my clients picked ME to capture their memories. This has been so humbling to me, lately.

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Miss Sydney turned one on Sunday and my family and I were there to celebrate. But, six days earlier I was part of some pretty great moments and firsts in Sydney's life. I met Mike, Sarah, Sydney, and her Grandparents (Mike's Parents) in, wait for it......, Washington Park, Denver! (What? It is an awesome park and it is kind of centrally located between here and where the Horen family lives.)  Back to moments and firsts! 

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My favorite moments & firsts

-Me seeing Sydney for the FIRST time since she was a newborn! 

-Seeing the Horen family for the first time in almost a year! (We miss you guys so much and I am so glad you are closer)

-My oldest kissing Sydney on the cheek! (Sorry Mike)

-Sydney getting my husband wrapped around her little finger in 2 seconds! 

-Syd devouring puffs like there is no other snack in the universe and they might be the last ones ever made! 

-Her Poppy making her laugh and squeal so hard!

-Trying get Syd to walk in the grass barefoot. She was not a fan, but surprised us all right before her cake smash and walked around laughing and enjoying the grass between her tiny toes!

-Sydney had her first taste of sweets with her soy and dairy free cake! (Go,  Sarah on finding an awesome recipe for Sydney that was approved by my kiddos after the session was over!)

-Pig tails! 

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Being a part of these moments and firsts gives me so much joy and picks me up after a disappointment or a session that isn't booked. 

To Mike and Sarah-Thank you so much allowing me to be a part of these moments! I love you guys! 

until next time...

♥shebli

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