Poppy's 1st Birthday Cake Smash || Dana Point Infant Photographer

Well guys, my little tiny baby girl is officially ONE. Can you believe it?

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I’m still in shock but I have felt like I turned a corner on being happy and content with it. I am just so thankful that she’s healthy and thriving and she’ll always be my baby.

One or 100 - age is really just a number.

So for her first birthday, we had a big party planned but then she had a double ear infection and was soo sick. So we canceled everything and just invited family to our house. It was 8 people, absolutely tiny but perfect! Later that day, we took her to my favorite flower field and let her dig into her cake. If you read my tips to a successful cake smash session last week, you’ll know I gave her a cookie last week. That means she was prepped and ready for the good stuff.

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You can always count on your older brothers to help you eat. Her fav boys loved ‘helping’ her dive in.

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And I couldn’t end this post without showing her “It’s my birthday, I can cry if I want to” face. I know this isn’t super cute but this face is her pissed face and we see it a lot so I’m glad we have it on film to remember. Here’s to hoping we don’t see it again in 15 years! 😜

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Dana Point Infant Photographer


Poppy Lea Photography is a motherhood photographer in Orange County who specializes in maternity, newborn, baby, motherhood sessions and family photography in the Orange County area, including San Clemente, Dana Point, Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Laguna Niguel, Irvine, Mission Viejo, Aliso Viejo, Rancho Mission Viejo and Costa Mesa.

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