Dublin first birthday photography

Sweet & Simple First Birthday (+ big sister) Session | Dublin, Ohio

This family is the absolute SWEETEST and I love seeing them every year. Last year we did Rilyn’s first birthday so it seemed appropriate to include her in her baby sister Myrah’s first birthday session this year! The girls definitely wanted to cuddle with momma, so I had to sneak some quick shots, but they turned out perfectly anyhow. 🙂 Here are the youngest Tu girls, ages one and two!

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Dublin First Birthday Cake Smash Photography

First Birthday & Cake Smash Photography Session | Dublin, Ohio

I have worked with this family for years and watched one little become two and then three. Now their “baby” is one and we had a great morning hanging out and of course, smashing a cake! Momma made the beautiful cake and it was SO good, the whole family joined in. 🙂 Here are some favorites from their session…

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Dublin First Birthday Cake Smash Photography

First Birthday & Cake Smash Photography | Dublin, Ohio

I was excited when this family contacted us again as I really enjoyed working with them last fall during their sunset session. This time they wanted to document their youngest boy’s first birthday and decided upon the Sweet & Simple Cake Smash session. We played a bit, got in some family photos and then let the little guy dig into his smash cake! Although he wasn’t overly interested in eating cake, he did enjoy playing with it and his big sisters were happy to be the clean up crew! Hoping to see them time and time again. Here are some favorites from their birthday session…

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Dublin First Birthday Cake Smash Photography

First Birthday Cake Smash Session | LeenaBee Studio, Dublin, Ohio

I’ve been working with baby Sawyer and his family since he was in momma’s belly!  I loved having him in studio to celebrate him turning one. He didn’t love his cake, but he still gave us lots of smiles and I’m going to miss seeing him every three months. Happy first birthday little wild one!

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Boho First Birthday Photography

Madelyn Jane  // Boho First Birthday & Cake Smash // Dublin, Ohio

First, let me say that this party & Maddie Jane’s cake smash photo shoot followed her four day stay at Children’s Hospital in February of 2017.  I say this, not to sadden you, but to remind us of that memory and remember how truly blessed we are to have healthy children.  My heart goes out to every baby, momma & family that has to deal with temporary or ongoing medical issues, as seeing your babe in a hospital bed literally rips your heart out.  Maddie was diagnosed with various respiratory issues and underwent several treatments including (multiple attempts at) an IV.  She lost 10% of her body weight (from not eating) and looking at the images now, seems pale and frail… but she was home and healthy, and thats all that mattered!  She came home the day before her first birthday, just in time to eat a cupcake. 🙂

Now, on to the happy details!  We had her first birthday party at home, an intimate affair with only a few close friends and family.  We went with a boho theme, full of flowers, neutral colors and lots of feathers. Luckily I had planned ahead and had most of the party items ordered and ready to go.  It was a fun morning and she daintily dove into her cake.

We always like to give credit where credit is due so we have to give a shout out to some of our favorite brands, vendors & small businesses!

  • Naked smash cakes & pale blush cup cakes // Our CupCakery, Dublin, Ohio
  • Boho/feather cupcake toppers // TheSpoonful
  • Wood floral name sign // EllieAndRae
  • Ribbon banner // Made with love by Maddie’s Grandma & Aunt Carrie
  • TeePee // Land of Nod, a gift from Aunt Carrie & Uncle Jake
  • Furry moccasins // Gift from Aunt Kelsey (from baby #1)
  • White eyelet dress // OshKosh
  • White romper (Maddie sitting in teepee) // SoTweetDesigns
  • Headband // theCshoppe (ok, so you don’t see the headband… she would NOT keep it on and it wasn’t worth the fight!  Typical independent one year old 🙂
  • Boho ONE invitation // Zazzle (we use them for custom printing)
  • Prints from “Maddie Jane’s First Year” display board // Mpix (we use them for most photo prints)

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We did her cake smash the day after her party.  Like ALL one year olds, she is very unpredictable.  She seemed a bit crankier than usual, so I didn’t get as many smiles as I would have liked.  But that happens during many of our cake smash photo shoots!  Sometimes baby is happy and all smiles and dives right into the cake.  Sometimes baby is a true “toddler” with meltdowns and all.  She was somewhere in the middle.  She was somewhat intrigued by the cake, a bit curious maybe, but not overly interested.

I loved the white, simple setting but in hindsight, in the dead of winter and after losing several pounds & lots of fluid…. she looks a little pale to me!  But, the show must go on!  She is beautiful in our eyes and we were so thankful to have her home.  These images were taken in her bedroom, which used to be our in-home studio before we obtained our off-site location in historic Dublin.  The session lasted about ten minutes where she completely lost it and we knew it was NAP TIME!  🙂  Here is a peek at her cake smash session…  Boho First Birthday Cake Smash Dublin Ohio-14Boho First Birthday Cake Smash Dublin Ohio-15Boho First Birthday Cake Smash Dublin Ohio-16Boho First Birthday Cake Smash Dublin Ohio-17Boho First Birthday Cake Smash Dublin Ohio-18Boho First Birthday Cake Smash Dublin Ohio-19Boho First Birthday Cake Smash Dublin Ohio-20Boho First Birthday Cake Smash Dublin Ohio-21Boho First Birthday Cake Smash Dublin Ohio-22Boho First Birthday Cake Smash Dublin Ohio-23Boho First Birthday Cake Smash Dublin Ohio-24Boho First Birthday Cake Smash Dublin Ohio-25Boho First Birthday Cake Smash Dublin Ohio-26Boho First Birthday Cake Smash Dublin Ohio-27Boho First Birthday Cake Smash Dublin Ohio-28Boho First Birthday Cake Smash Dublin Ohio-29Boho First Birthday Cake Smash Dublin Ohio-30

I am so thankful to have these images and months later as I FINALLY made time to edit them and do this post, we had fun reminiscing about her first birthday! I decided not to photoshop out her bruises and marks on her arm (from her IV arm board) and just keep her natural.  We want the memory “as is.”  Those raw, candid moments are the ones we want to hang onto forever.

Lastly, I had to include a few favorites from her almost-fifteen month sessions.  We went to a few local parks and just followed her around with the camera, our favorite type of session.  How many one year olds do you know that sit still and pose for the photo?  I don’t know many. 🙂

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Thanks for sticking around this long!  We are thankful for these memories and hope to see YOU on your little’s milestones to capture all your special moments!

Dublin First Birthday Cake Smash Photography

First Birthday “Smash & Splash” | Karrer Barn & LeenaBee Studio | Dublin, Ohio

This momma is a dear friend of mine and I’m so blessed she trusts me with her little ones.  We went to grad school together, have been co-workers for years and now she brings her adorable kids to come play with me!  Baby Grayson did the My First Year milestone package, so we got to visit several times throughout his first year, ending with his recent cake smash & splash session.  We started outside for some family photos, went to the studio to do his cake smash, then headed back out to do a splash session to get him cleaned up!  He was all smiles and we had a blast!

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Also, just for memory’s sake… take a look at his year inside the bucket!  We used the same silver bucket prop at his newborn, 6 month and one year session (by then he was too big to fit into it!)  Look how he changed!

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Dublin First Birthday Photography

First Birthday Session | Historic Dublin & LBP Studio | Dublin, Ohio

Baby Avery has been visiting us since she was just a few days old and last week, she came to smash her cake!  “My First Year Milestone” sessions are close to our heart… we love seeing mom & dad throughout the year, and love getting to know the little ones as they are growing up, literally right in front of our camera!  Meet beautiful baby Avery…

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Ellie turns 1!

First Birthday Cake Smash Session // LeenaBee Studio // Dublin, Ohio

It is so much fun watching our littlest clients grow up! I can hardly believe that it has already been a year since Ellie’s newborn session with us. She has always been the perfect little model for us, and her cake smash was no exception! Happy Birthday Miss Ellie!


Dublin One Year/First Birthday Photography

Tu Family | Little Ones First Birthday Session | LeenaBee Studio

The Tu family first came to us last holiday season… mom, dad and four littles!  Momma stays busy with her crew and managed to sneak beautiful little Rilyn into the studio for some one-on-one time for her first birthday session.  We did the Little Ones session without a cake and even though smashes are my favorite, sometimes the simplicity of a regular session is just perfect.  We had enough time to do several outfit changes and captured her laughing, clapping, climbing and even a few pouting.  Meet Rilyn!

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Dublin First Birthday // Cake Smash Photography

Baby Evan | First Birthday Cake Smash | LeenaBee Studio, Dublin 

Baby Evan has been coming to us since he was just a few weeks old and we’ve loved watching him grow.  Now that he is one, he truly is a WILD ONE!  “Evie” as we call him, is a bundle of energy and didn’t sit still longer than a few seconds at a time.  Check out this little man’s session with mostly smiles, a few tears (he didn’t love his bow tie or crown), some fur eating and some cake smashing!

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