Is there anything better than a precious baby having their first birthday? I LOVE when families celebrate the occasion with family portraits and a cake smash. It is so sweet to have professional photos of the family together, as well as the precious one they have worked so hard to keep alive for their first year together…and who doesn’t love a good cake smash!? I met up with the Grouge family at Silver Lake Park in Haymarket, VA (a.k.a. my favorite spot!), and we set out to take some super sweet portraits of Emma, who was just a few days shy of her first birthday at the time. She was working on some first year molars, but would happily move her hands out of her mouth to clap every time we said “YAAAAY!!!” or “Clap!” Emma’s mama isn’t a big fan of cake, but her dad is. They placed bets on whether Emma would be a cake fan (I thought that she surely would – cake is the best!), and her mom won out! She wasn’t a huge fan of the cake or icing, but she was definitely interested in the floral cake topper. I can’t get over her sweet little cake smash outfit (the photos of her walking away where you can see the back – OMG!!). I had a hard time narrowing down my favorites for this post, so I am over-sharing with you guys again 😊