I’m waiting for this family’s gallery to upload, so I thought I’d take a few minutes and blog this session as well so the rest of you can see it, too. For 1 year old sessions, I recommend clients go with a full session so we have enough time to do both posed portraits and a cake smash. The combination makes for a great variety of images. If clients choose to do a half session at 1 year, I tell them that they either need to pick the cake smash or posed images due to the time/mess (with the cake!)/outfit changes/etc. Of course, the cake isn’t a requirement at a full session. Last weekend, I did another 1 year old milestone full session, and the mom chose not to do a cake smash because her son had not enjoyed the cake at his party. She knew it likely wouldn’t go well, and I appreciate that she had realistic expectations because this allowed us to incorporate some other fun items at the session. That session is still on my editing to-do list, but hopefully I can post some of those ideas here when I’m finished.