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First Birthday Cake Smash Session On The Beach

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Last Updated on January 22, 2024 by Allison Lancaster

Our sweet girl’s first birthday cake smash session is finally on the blog! We were at the beach for her actual birthday so I thought, why not have her first birthday smash cake on the beach? I am so happy with how the photos turned out!

This was such a sweet and precious day for me! Most of you know that Rebecca spent the first week of her life in the NICU fighting for her life. I feel like I spent the first few months of her life fighting to get myself back fully after going through another traumatic NICU experience with our second child (Levi also spent a week in the NICU). So, when it came time to plan her first birthday party…Josh and I decided that we didn’t want to do a full on party. We wanted to get away as a family, spend time together and just make precious memories together- without the stress of planning a party. This trip was the perfect solution! My parents were able to go with us which was amazing! We also were able to take advantage of the photo session and grab a few family photos. Such sweet memories made!

Mom and dad holding baby girl in first birthday outfit tutu

Toddler boy in white polo shirt

One year old in her first birthday tutu at cake smash session

Toddler and grandpa walking to beach in matching shirts

Three generation family photo on the beach in matching white shirts, jeans and khaki pants

Family on beach in matching white shirts

Toddler boy running down beach in white shirt and jean shorts

One year old laughing on beach at cake smash session

Grandparents laughing at photo session on beach in matching white shirts

Three generation mom daughter and granddaughter photo on beach in matching clothes

Pink rosette first birthday cake with gold glitter cake topper

First birthday cake smash session on the beach pink rosette cake with gold cake topper

One year old with pink rosette cake and gold cake topper on beach

Pink rosette cake with gold glitter cake topper

One year old in pink tutu with pink rosette cake on beach

Toddler big brother and one year old on beach for cake smash session

The Details:

Location: Oak Island Beach, NC

Photographer: Michael Escobar Studios

Dress: Etsy

Cake: Nancy Jo’s Homemade Bakery

Cake Topper: Prince Design (Heather is one of my good friends and the SWEETEST!) 

Cake Plate: Amazon (thanks Mamaw & Papaw!) 

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