It seems like just yesterday I met this little man (and his sweet parents!) at Mary Birch Hospital in San Diego, California for his Fresh48 session! He was so teeny tiny and oh so perfect! A week after that I took his newborn portraits with lots of fishing/ocean inspired details, and before I knew it I was contacted to schedule his first birthday cake smash! I still dont know how a whole year flew by - and i'm sure the time flew by even faster for his mom and dad! Mom choose a Fishing theme for the cake smash as an ode to his late grandfather who had passed away recently. I love when themes have special meanings or connections so I wanted this to be perfect! No detail was overlooked, and little by little all of the rustic elements came together! That morning I stopped by the pet store for some goldfish (fishies were gifted to the birthday boy!) and the cake by Tres Leches Cakes and Cupcakes was absolutely perfect! The chilly early January temperatures and tall grasses weren't in our favor (hence the location change) but we still were able to get lots of smiles out of this handsome guy to perfeclty document his first birthday! Here are some favorite images!