Avery | 1 Year Cake Smash Session

I have been photographing this lil cutie since before she was born!  I photographed her mama while she was pregnant, then I photographed her newborn photos, some family photos, and now her one year session!  We started off her session with some Packer themed photos.  Thank you Avery for helping cheer on the Pack to an ever so sweet playoff victory!  I am hoping for a repeat this weekend.  

Then we moved onto a more girly setup! I have been dying to use this backdrop, but I've had all boys in the studio. So, glad mama picked this one and it matched her outfit perfectly!  

Oh, the headband.  We got a few shots with it, but literally only a few before Miss Avery decided she was done with it.  I think I counted four photos total before it was removed, haha!

Such a happy baby and getting so big! I can't believe she is already standing up on her own, watch out mom and dad walking is next and then NOTHING is safe! 

Seriously how adorable is this cake smash set up?  I think this is my favorite to date, yes I know I say that every time, but seriously this time.  I am a fan of bright pink, so no surprise there! We chose a bright pink backdrop, gray washed wooden floordrop, white molding, added in light pink and white balloons, adorable owl cake and then finished it off with some tissue paper pom poms.  

This was seriously the least messy cake smash session I have ever shot.  So, I thought I'd help Aver out a little...

....and Avery did not like that idea! Haha, poor girl.

It couldn't have been too traumatizing, she was back to smiles right after! I'm still a little sad she managed to keep the cake out of her hair.   

Engagement Statistics

Who doesn't enjoy some engagement statistics? I came across this article the other day and found it pretty interesting.  Now, keep in mind that I am a wedding photographer and I LOVE all things wedding related.  I am also quite nerdy and love numbers and statistics so combining engagements and statistics is right up my alley! 

With over 10.000 people surveyed here is what they found as the most popular days to get engaged:

#1 Christmas Eve- Almost one-third of couples surveyed 31%

#2 Valentines Day- 22%

#3 New Years Eve- 18%

#4 On the anniversary of the day the couple met- 11%

#5 Birthday- 9%

#6 Christmas Day- 7%

So, ladies and gents if you're still waiting for your proposal don't fret there is still a pretty decent probability your man or lady will still pop the big question in the next month or so!  You've heard of wedding season right? Typically during the summer and fall months. Well, we are in the middle of engagement season! The winter months are the most popular months to get engaged! I, myself, got engaged in November.  November 11th, 2010 to be exact.  

Another statistic I found quite interesting was the number of women who said they would propose.  21% of women said they would be courageous enough to propose while 79% said they would not.  

Plenty of other fun engagement statistics ranging from the perceived best date to propose to the best plan to propose are included in the article! Feel free to check it out!

Source: http://www.chillisauce.co.uk