Almonte Farm Lifestyle First Year Portraits & Cake Smash Family Session: The Kealeys

When we were planning this session Mariah + I were trying to come up with a location where we could do both Family photos and Little Milo’s cake smash photos all while not having either of her boys get too distracted by the surroundings. And I have come to realize that this is actually a pretty tricky task. Anything that would be fun for candid family photos later on in a session, would likely result in distraught kiddos before that point. Luckily though, they still had access to the unbelievably gorgeous private farm that we used for Milo’s newborn session last year.

And yeah, to say it was once again a dream location would be an understatement. But honestly, this amazing family could make even the worst location beautiful because they are just so natural in front of the camera. Plus, I mean, these kids are so flipping cute!!

Little Milo was the star of the show today, but big bro’ Bennet and their pups definitely got their share of the action too! But Milo definitely won MVP with the way he dove right into his cake – literally! We were all laughing so hard as he really went for it without any hesitation whatsoever and of course I was smiling from ear to ear as I edited his photos too!

Side note: Mariah had a super smart idea of putting toys on top of the cake. Not only did they act as great decoration, but in the chance that Milo wasn’t interested in his cake, or didn’t know what to do, the toys were a great starting place for him.

All the while, Bennet showed his brother how to really dig into that cake, and even how to incorporate a fork into the cake smash. And afterwards this wonderful big brother showed me just how high he can jump! And of course, those adorable puppers made sure there were no crumbs left after the cake was taken away (and the conveniently started cleaning Little Milo too, haha!).

I truly adore this family and love getting to work with them again and again. It has been so awesome getting to see Bennet’s personality come through over the last couple years and getting to now see Milo develop into his own little self is pretty darn awesome too! Oh, and I guess Mariah + Ben are okay too 😉