Kaiden is Two! | Chesapeake, VA, Children’s Photographer

Did you happen to see Monday’s post?? Well, this little charmer is back for more!!

There were so many amazing images from this session that I just had to split them into two blog posts. I’m sure you won’t mind a second dose of cuteness!!

Now, let me just say, the cake smash was totally staged, as cake smashes usually are. These images, these are all Kaiden! This little boy loves to run around in his daddy’s hockey helmet, batting pucks, balls, and anything else in his path with his hockey stick. So… after we cleaned up the cake and Kaiden went back to his hockey business I was so glad I still had all my lighting and backdrops set up and camera near by. This kid has a future in modeling!

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This is one very silly, adorable little boy!!

This is one very silly, adorable little boy!!

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Looks like the apple doesn't fall too far from the tree... Daddy was a hockey player, too!

Looks like the apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree… Daddy was a hockey player, too!

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After the “hockey game” started to look a little dangerous for my equipment, we brought the bubbles back out and let this silly little boy play away.

Future heartbreaker!!

Future heartbreaker!!

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Isn’t he just too, too cute???

Thank you sooooo much for rocking out at your session, Kaiden!! You were a BLAST to work with!!

Kaiden’s 2-Yr Cake Smash | Chesapeake, VA, Children’s Photographer

Kaiden is one of three little boys, all born within a few months of each other, that I fondly refer to as my favorite little monsters. Watching him grow into the little man that he is has been such a joy! He has turned into the busiest, happiest, funniest little boy who definitely keeps his momma and daddy on their toes! He’s turning out to be quite the entertainer and was hamming it up for me the whole time I was photographing this cake smash.

Be sure to check back later this week!! There were so many great images from this session that I decided to save part of them for a second blog post!

I love the "are you sure I'm supposed to have this?" look on his face!!

I love the “are you sure I’m supposed to have this?” look on his face!!

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Oh hey, this is fun!!

Oh hey, this is fun!!



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Hey Kaiden, let's see your blue tongue!

Hey Kaiden, let’s see your blue tongue!

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I have to give all the credit for the bubbles to Kaiden’s momma. Tell me this wasn’t the best idea ever??! AND we did this session in their kitchen!! What little boy doesn’t want a momma who thinks bubble makers in her kitchen are an awesome idea??!

What could be better than a cake smash AND bubbles??!

What could be better than a cake smash AND bubbles??!

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Thank you so much Kaiden for an awesome session – you rocked it!! And thank you to his momma and daddy for the work that went into planning and for letting us blow bubbles all over your kitchen!

Kaiden | Practice with Movement

One of the most challenging things to photograph, for me, is movement. For some reason, I’m way too conservative with the shutter speed but it wasn’t until the Q&A I mentioned in this post, that I realized just how much I needed to speed things up.

Now that I was clued in, I just needed a subject to practice on, so when Chris came home from golfing with his dad on Father’s Day and asked if I wanted to head over to Beau and Danielle’s I made sure I grabbed my camera. They have the cutest, busiest, little boy and I knew he’d give me lot’s of practice!!






After a few rounds of “catch”, this cute lil slugger’s momma came home with push-pops so we took a little break…




This one is gonna be a heartbreaker!!