Our daughter Francesca (we call her “Chessie”) turned one, so we decided to shoot a smash cake session to commemorate her milestone. Today, I finally had some extra time to finish sorting through the images to post a few favorites. Chessie is the sweetest little baby and a perfect addition to our family. We love having a daughter and cannot believe how fast time has gone by since we first brought her home. I prefer to use natural light and shoot outside without a flash whenever I can, but our daughter’s birthday is in early March and it happened to be a cold, rainy week so Jason and I decided to play it safe and stay indoors. We used one of our photo booth backdrops with a few studio lights. I like the way this backdrop ended up working out.