In early November, I traveled down some bumpy unpaved roads to a place in the middle of the woods where I was to meet up with Brody's mom for his first birthday session. Surrounded by nothing but trees and a deserted building with "No Trespassing" signs, I was positive I was at the wrong place before they arrived. But it turned out to be just what we needed, and a great new private spot to use for future sessions!
Brody's big brother Thomas joined us for the session too. When he wasn't playing with the trucks he brought along for the walk, I captured some candid moments with him and he even was my little helper when it was time to set up Brody's birthday cake. In exchange, we promised him one of the Oreos on top of the cake. As you can tell from the photos below, Brody was a little hesitant about the cake smash at first, but he quickly learned that the taste was well worth the mess and he dug right in without much help from us!
I had so much fun getting to catch up with Brody's mom, and interact with these guys that I don't see enough. We even followed the session with a visit to their horses at a nearby stable. Next time, I plan to come by before sunset so I can get some photos of them, and maybe even go for a ride if I get over my fear!