Eli's 1st Birthday Vintage Cake Smash – 23rd August 2017

What a better excuse for a few family photos than on your little man’s first birthday! And ‘Nonie’(the birthday boy’s Nanna) was able to come along for the celebration as well which was very special!

A Vintage themed cake smash shoot set up in the paddock surrounded by fresh air and the warm tones of the golden hour as the sun sets behind… I just knew we were going to have some fun with this! What a wonderful way to celebrate turning one year of age and this gorgeous family now have these memories recorded for a lifetime of their son’s special milestone birthday!

After a few family photos Eli and his big sister Lucy took no time to get stuck into the birthday cake… nothing was off limits and it was so lovely to see the birthday boy’s joy in ‘having his cake and eating it too!

I loved how much love oozed from this family. How naturally connected they are and just how much fun they enjoy whilst being in each others company. There was constant laughter and happiness throughout our time together. Jane and Heath are awesome parents and I just felt so honoured to be asked to capture these memories for them.

Funny story... we all know most men hate being on front of the camera lens, and I try to make my shoots as relaxed and natural as possible for this very reason. If people are relaxed, their photos will convey this. I had to laugh though, at one point throughout this shoot I captured Eli giving me the middle finger… just as well he was cute and could get away with it!!

Carla, the photos are incredible. More amazing than I could have ever imagined. Thank you so much. What an incredible talent you have. It makes it clear how you got so good at photography so quickly - passion can do magical things.
— Jane Hultgren