My baby turned one this last week. I can't believe how quickly this year has flown by! The 9 months of her pregnancy seemed like it would never end and now it feels like I have hardly blinked and she is one year old. My amazing sister-in-law has recently started her own photography business and she is amazing! She does the most fun birthday photo shoots. She came to my house on Brynne's birthday and took the most wonderful pictures ever of her smashing a birthday cake. They are the best keepsake ever. I struggle a bit with first birthday parties because the kids don't remember it, yet I feel like its something you should make a big deal about. Her birthday has been particularly crazy because it has coincided with Blake's birthday and his baptism. I have felt all kinds of mother guilt because I had to make the baptism the focus this weekend because that is so important and had to kind of let Brynne's birthday go for a few weeks. Anyway, Amy helped with my guilt by coming over on Brynne's actual birthday and doing the cake photos. Now I have a memory in pictures to show Brynne forever and I can do her first birthday party in a week or two when I have recovered from the baptism celebrations! You need to check out Amy's photography blog. Here's the link. Her prices are way reasonable because she is just starting out and she is amazingly talented! The cake smashing pictures are a definite must!