Wednesday, July 21, 2010

You Wasted a Perfectly Good Cake...

...for THIS?!?!
Why, yes; yes, we did. Errr...she did--last week while we were still in Virginia, a few days before Shav officially turned one.It was all Emily's idea. She baked and decorated the cake. She watched Shav destroy it. She documented it all with her new camera. I had nothing to do with it.Except give my consent (which I happily did). After all, if someone wants to make a cake for my son to play in, who am I to say no?I wouldn't want to stand in the way of Emily developing her skills as a photographer, would I?I wouldn't want to limit her as she builds her portfolio.
Because, of course, doesn't every budding 14 year-old photographer NEED pictures of a cake smash in their portfolio?
Besides, how could I say no when she promised to return him all cleaned up?
She mentioned possibly hosing him down in the backyard...
...and I could see why that might have been necessary...
...but in the end, the bathtub was utilized to remove all this icing and crumbs.
When I picked him up after the photo shoot though, he looked clean, but...
...he still smelled like icing. ;-)

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Before the cake smash...
...Emily took other pictures of Shav.
The cake pictures make me burst out laughing...
...but these pictures make my heart melt into a puddle on the floor.
I love this little angel so much.

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Thank you, Emily, for sharing your creativity and talent with us; we LOVE watching your skills develop, especially when you practice on our sons! Even though we weren't at home when Shav officially turned one and we didn't get to have our normal birthday celebration for him, I think, as he looks back in years to come, he'll agree that the cake smash more than made up for that! If he wants to do another one when he's, say, ten, would you like to photograph it?? ;-)

6 comments:

Heather Baker said...

Love it! You are a GOOD MOMMY to let you little one get so dirty and have so much fun!!!

Emily Joy said...

Oh my goodness! I had SOOO much fun! Thanks again for letting me do it! :)

Sally said...

Wow! That's even more of a mess than Hannah made on her first birthday. We let her smash the cake, and I do believe with the next one, the first-birthday-cake-smash will be a little more controlled so mommy doesn't have to do so much clean-up!

Miriam said...

Wow, he smashed that cake to smitherines!!

Morning said...

Lovely photos! The cake shots are fun, but I agree the before photos are beauties.

Margie said...

Fabulous, wonderful, awe-inspiring photos. What a gift you've been given - with the pictures and with Shav!