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Case's Cake Smash Session | Corpus Christi, Tx

Paper Airplane Cake Smash

Carissa and I first met in 2016 when she contacted me for her youngest daughters cake smash photos. She and her family were new to Corpus Christi and needed a new photographer to call their own. That session led to a 5th birthday glitter session, a newborn session when they added their son to the clan (right when hurricane Harvey was wreaking havoc on the Texas coast!), a 2nd birthday paint splash session, and now most recently Case’s 1st birthday cake smash!

1st birthday session

I always love to hear what Carissa has in mind for her kid’s sessions and when she mentioned wanting to keep with an aviator theme we incorporated into his newborn session I was thrilled! My wheels got to turning and the end result was an adorable and unique set that fit Case perfectly!

1st birthday photoshoot

We started with some cake free photo’s starring just Case and his cuteness. I mean… look at those eyes and that smile! He really knows how to turn on the charm.

cake smash paper airplanes

Case was the perfect cake smasher. Sometimes little one’s aren't too sure about the cake but he went right to town, squeezing the icing and using it to paint the floor with! He even decided to take an unconventional approach to cake smashing. Case’s cake smash pro tip: you can absolutely demolish a cake if you sit on it instead of using your hands =!

cake smash childrens session

I have the best time creating these sessions and watching them go crazy with the cake! If you have a little one getting ready to celebrate their 1st birthday fill out my session inquiry form and let’s plan their birthday photoshoot!!

Skylar & Shae Children's Session | Corpus Christi, Texas Photographer Kirby LeAnne Photography

As a photographer I feel I am never done learning my craft. Techniques evolve, equipment improves, and trends come and go. In order to serve my clients in the best way I possibly can I am always looking for new classes I can take. So, recently I started a month long course on POSING! Part of the class includes submitting an image for critique each week that fits within that week's assignment.

Last week we were focused on posing 2 or more people together. I took to Facebook looking for a couple cute kids to "model" for me and help me practice. After a few selections and last minute cancellations I contacted Krystina. She was so sweet to make it in with her kids on such short notice, but I am so glad she did because their session is one of my favorites. 

A lot of times kids can be pretty shy when they meet a new person for the 1st time. I usually spend the first part of our session warming them up to me, chatting about their favorite things, school, their friends.  When Skylar and Shae came in though I knew they were just going to be so much fun right from the get go!  

We whispered funny words, told secrets, laughed, and just had fun, getting amazing images in the process. This is my goal with any session, especially ones involving kids. I whole heartedly believe in capturing not just perfect posed smile, but really getting to know what makes them smile for REAL and capturing that! I work hard to get the lovely sweet faces every parent wants but I really love the real moments that show their personalities. Sometimes kids are silly and a little wild...and that is OKAY! They will never be this young, this spontaneous, this care-free again. It is all about preserving that free sprit to remember years and years down the road when their gap toothed smiles and silly faces have become a foggy memory.

Watch the slideshow below to see all the adorable images from my session with Skylar and Shae and send me an email here to set up a session for YOUR kids!