Raleigh Cooper's One! ~ Louisiana Lifestyle Photographer

This little fella is why I write blogs!! I had to share this awesome cuteness with the world! One thing I have learned in the previous few months ~ I have an obsession with baby feet! LOL I think I've already made that statement, but come on! Baby feet! Look at them!! 

A few weeks ago, I got to spend the evening with this cutie, Mr. Raleigh Cooper from Sarepta, Louisiana. He brightened up my sweaty day! It just reiterates how much I love my job ~ how can you spend an evening capturing these moments and not be happy? I can't believe I get paid for this! 

Shelaine contacted me about doing pictures to celebrate him turning one, and wanted to do a cake smash. Her only request ~ vintage baseball! You'll see that come into play further down ;) 

Being a country girl, I love when clients request outside, fun and country shots. I had a few things in my mind, but the morning of the shoot, my dad was rolling up hay. I immediately messaged her and asked if we could do that! Heck yeah! Here's what became of it...

Can you handle it? I can't!! Look at him! The cool thing is his big brother, Micah, wore this for his first birthday, too!

When I was going through the shots, at first glance when I saw this one, I was like, "Love it!" When I actually fell into the image, I got lost in his laughter! Look at him!! One of my favorite things about Raleigh, is that he is just so full of joy all the time! All I got from him was laughter, smiles, giggles, and curiosity...

Look at that face! Hilarious!

This is one of my favorites... I love capturing moments like this ~ pure curiosity. I don't know if it was the dog, mom, or my dad in the field next to us baling hay that caught his eye, but I am so glad I got to witness it :)

After a good ole time on the ranch, we headed up to the ball field to smash a cake!! LOL I can't get over this ~ You never know what to do expect when a child gets handed a pile of sugary sweetness for the first time... Love? Hatred? Curiosity? I've seen it all LOL Here, you get to take a peek into the fun we had! A big thanks to Ashley Morgan with Lydia's Lovies for his Tie and Diaper Cover, and Lisa Park with Lagniappe Confections for this awesome cake!!

I have to end with one of my favorite shots of the evening... I love this. I would pay a million dollars to know what he's thinking :) Thank you, Shelaine, for allowing me to be a part of this!