Isla's First Birthday Smash || Church Hill, Maryland

I had, seriously, the dreamiest morning with the Miller fam for their little lady Isla's first birthday session. It was one of the first cool, calm mornings at the end of this summer that really signaled fall's approach, and we couldn't have had a more gorgeous spot to work at.

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Isla has such a huge personality - she was cracking me up from the word 'go' with her curiosity and eagerness to share, and to use nearby dad noggins for musical instruments. 


And talk about scenic - weeping willows are always a favorite to shoot under, but the nearby field full of clover added such a gorgeous little pop of color in the soft morning light.


And then it was some snuggle time while glamping it up in a bona fide Grandfather Handmade Birthday Tent, complete with some sparkly lights and soft toys that Isla was insistent on not only showing off, but trying to hand over to me (thank you, little one!). Eat your heart out, Pinterest! 


After hamming it up in her own personal campsite, it was time to embrace some Dr. Seuss magic - story time and cake smash!


Isla was quite the delicate little eater, pinching out little bites of cake with laser focus and eating it, not quite pinpoint precision, but we'll give her points for it anyways. 


Happy, happy, happiest of birthdays to this little lady! I hope your year ahead is as sweet as you! -MEJ