Dover, New Philadelphia OH wedding photographer | kayla + jeff

Kayla + Jeff met at a high school football game. High school sweethearts!!! ❤ When asked to describe eachother this is what they said:

Kayla speaking of Jeff | He is an outgoing, friendly, handsome, caring person. He’s also a very loving and wonderful friend, father and the love of my life!

Jeff speaking of Kayla | Kayla is my best friend, a great Mom, caring, responsible, honest, smart, loving, silly, beautiful, adventurous and outgoing.

Jeff proposed in such an adorable way!!! At Kayla’s birthday party, he sat and waited in a wrapped box and surprised her when she opened it!! Told ya! Adorable. ❤ After that they danced to “My Best Friend” by Tim McGraw. Then he went down on one knee and proposed and was sure to include all of her family and friends. So sweet you two!!

Their wedding was equally amazing. The ceremony and reception took place at Country Cottage & Garden in Mineral City, Ohio. If you follow me, you already know how I love photographing this venue!! 😉 The entire day was well thought out and full of the perfect little touches including the fans for the ceremony for guests to keep cool, the darling little place cards at the reception, s’mores, a cozy campfire and the cutest little ring bearers (one of whom happens to be their baby boy) and flower girl. Their wedding colors were a deep royal purple and teal and the bouquets had peacock feathers in them!!! SWOON! And did I mention how FUN the wedding party was?! Oh my goodness! They were up for anything I said, which makes for an easy going super fun day!

They ended their wedding day with a lantern and balloon send off in memory of the loved ones who weren’t able to share their day with them. ❤ ❤ ❤

Vendor Appreciation:

Venue + catering | Country Cottage & Garden

Flowers | Country Cottage & Garden

Ceremony Harpist | Nancy Patterson

Cake | Camelot Cakes

DJ | Troy Milburn with By Request D.J. Service

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Dover, New Philadelphia OH 1st year + smash cake photographer | happy 1st birthday liberty

So. Much. FUN!!! I honestly don’t think I will ever tire of shooting smash cake sessions. And just in case you’re wondering, this fabulously beautiful cake is from Camelot Cakes, located now in New Philadelphia Ohio. Give her a call at 330.339.7676. 🙂Dover, New Philadelphia Ohio 1st birthday child photographer | © Brandi Williamson PhotographyDover, New Philadelphia Ohio 1st birthday child photographer | © Brandi Williamson PhotographyDover, New Philadelphia Ohio 1st birthday child photographer | © Brandi Williamson PhotographyDover, New Philadelphia Ohio 1st birthday child photographer | © Brandi Williamson PhotographyDover, New Philadelphia Ohio 1st birthday child and smash cake photographer | © Brandi Williamson PhotographyDover, New Philadelphia Ohio 1st birthday child and smash cake photographer | © Brandi Williamson PhotographyDover, New Philadelphia Ohio 1st birthday child and smash cake photographer | © Brandi Williamson PhotographyDover, New Philadelphia Ohio smash cake + 1st birthday photographer | © Brandi Williamson Photography

Dover, New Philadelphia OH 1st birthday + smash cake photographer | ava loves cake

It’s a very bittersweet feeling when my baby plan clients graduate their first year! You can view Ava’s newborn session here. And if you want to know where to get a beautiful cake like her smash cake pictured, you can contact Kat at Camelot Cakes. Let her know that I sent you! She does gorgeous work and all kinds too including birthday and wedding cakes.Dover, New Philadelphia Ohio baby + child + smash cake photographer | 1 year old | © Brandi Williamson PhotographyDover, New Philadelphia Ohio baby + child + smash cake photographer | 1 year old | © Brandi Williamson PhotographyDover, New Philadelphia Ohio baby + child + smash cake photographer | 1 year old | © Brandi Williamson PhotographyDover, New Philadelphia Ohio baby + child + smash cake photographer | 1 year old | © Brandi Williamson PhotographyDover, New Philadelphia Ohio baby + child + smash cake photographer | 1 year old | © Brandi Williamson PhotographyDover, New Philadelphia Ohio baby + child + smash cake photographer | 1 year old | © Brandi Williamson PhotographyDover, New Philadelphia Ohio baby + child + smash cake photographer | 1 year old | © Brandi Williamson PhotographyDover, New Philadelphia Ohio baby + child + smash cake photographer | 1 year old | © Brandi Williamson PhotographyDover, New Philadelphia Ohio baby + child + smash cake photographer | 1 year old | © Brandi Williamson PhotographyDover, New Philadelphia Ohio baby + child + smash cake photographer | 1 year old | © Brandi Williamson PhotographyDover, New Philadelphia Ohio baby + child + smash cake photographer | 1 year old | © Brandi Williamson PhotographyDover, New Philadelphia Ohio baby and 1st birthday smash cake photographer | © Brandi Williamson Photography

Dover, New Philadelphia OH 1st birthday smash cake photographer | ben is 1!

Dover, New Philadelphia OH 1st birthday smash cake photographer | ben is 1!

birthdays. first year babies. baseballs. and cake. Ben is another first year baby planner graduate! Always so bittersweet.

Dover, New Philadelphia OH smash cake photographer | scarlett’s owl smash + 1st bday shoot

I love a good smash cake. Scarlett really showed her’s who’s boss. I’ve enjoyed watching her grow up this year just like I was able to photograph her brother’s 1st year too. I’m kind of sad she’s already a year (or will be on the 15th – tax baby! ;)), because that means I won’t see her as often. But I know at least Mom + Dad will bring them both around once a year or so… and mayyyybeee add a 3rd sibling to the mix? 😉 I mean, really, they make gorgeous babies. hehe! Back to Scarlett’s smash cake, she meant business when it came to the smashing so it was tough getting a grin, but I promise she was thrilled to get to that cake!!! 🙂 Happy *almost* 1st birthday little girl!!!© Brand Williamson Photography | 1 year old© Brand Williamson Photography | 1 year old© Brand Williamson Photography | 1 year old© Brand Williamson Photography | 1 year old© Brand Williamson Photography | 1 year old© Brand Williamson Photography | 1 year old© Brand Williamson Photography | 1 year old | owl smash cake© Brand Williamson Photography | 1 year old | owl smash cake© Brand Williamson Photography | 1 year old | owl smash cake© Brand Williamson Photography | 1 year old | owl smash cake© Brand Williamson Photography | 1 year old | owl smash cake© Brand Williamson Photography | 1 year old | owl smash cake© Brand Williamson Photography | 1 year old | owl smash cake© Brand Williamson Photography | 1 year old | owl smash cake© Brand Williamson Photography | 1 year old | owl smash cake© Brand Williamson Photography | 1 year old | owl smash cake© Brand Williamson Photography | 1 year old | owl smash cake© Brand Williamson Photography | 1 year old | owl smash cake© Brand Williamson Photography | 1 year old | owl smash cake© Brand Williamson Photography | 1 year old | owl smash cake© Brand Williamson Photography | 1 year old | owl smash cakeJust a little FYI – the cake was made by Camelot Cakes. Stop by and tell her I sent you! 🙂 YUM!

Dover, New Philadelphia OH baby & toddler photographer | audrey’s 1st birthday & her monkey smash cake session

Warning, this post is photo heavy… 😉 I know I say this a lot, but I can’t believe Audrey is already the big O-N-E!! And what an adorable baby girl too, huh? As per her usual, we started out a little rocky and she turned it around and ended up rocking her entire session… especially her smash cake!! Her parents chose a monkey theme for her party and photos and it continued on to her cake as well. For the locals, the cake is from Camelot Cakes and of course as Audrey shows here must be super yummy! Happy (belated) 1st birthday little Audrey!!!

If you are interested in scheduling your own smash cake session with me, you can find some pricing here.© Brandi Williamson Photography | 1 year old smash cake© Brandi Williamson Photography | 1 year old smash cake© Brandi Williamson Photography | 1 year old smash cake© Brandi Williamson Photography | 1 year old smash cake© Brandi Williamson Photography | 1 year old smash cake© Brandi Williamson Photography | 1 year old smash cake© Brandi Williamson Photography | 1 year old smash cake© Brandi Williamson Photography | 1 year old smash cake© Brandi Williamson Photography | 1 year old monkey smash cake© Brandi Williamson Photography | 1 year old monkey smash cake© Brandi Williamson Photography | 1 year old monkey smash cake© Brandi Williamson Photography | 1 year old monkey smash cake© Brandi Williamson Photography | 1 year old monkey smash cake© Brandi Williamson Photography | 1 year old monkey smash cake© Brandi Williamson Photography | 1 year old monkey smash cake© Brandi Williamson Photography | 1 year old monkey smash cake© Brandi Williamson Photography | 1 year old monkey smash cake© Brandi Williamson Photography | 1 year old monkey smash cake© Brandi Williamson Photography | 1 year old monkey smash cake© Brandi Williamson Photography | 1 year old monkey smash cake© Brandi Williamson Photography | 1 year old monkey smash cake© Brandi Williamson Photography | 1 year old monkey smash cake© Brandi Williamson Photography | 1 year old monkey smash cake© Brandi Williamson Photography | 1 year old monkey smash cake© Brandi Williamson Photography | 1 year old monkey smash cake

Dover, New Philadelphia OH baby & toddler photographer | Smash Cake MINI Sessions!

You all asked for it… Now announcing Smash Cake MINI SESSIONS!!© Brandi Williamson Photography | smash cake 1st birthday

Here is regular Smash Cake pricing if you’re interested in a full shoot. Full Smash Cake sessions include outfit changes and pre-cake photos as well.

1 cake from Camelot Cakes for smashing: $250 (includes session fee)
1 8×10
4 5×7
4 4×6
16 wallets (up to 2 poses)
1 10×20 collage print
* Purchase Portrait CD for $50

Upgraded Smash Cake Birthday Shoot: $290 (includes session fee)
1 cake from Camelot Cakes for smashing
3 8×10
4 5×7
4 4×6
32 wallets (up to 4 poses)
1- 10×20 storyboard mounted on matboard
* Purchase Portrait CD for $20

Mega Smash Cake Birthday Shoot: $375 (includes session fee)
1 cake from Camelot Cakes for smashing
3 8×10
4 5×7
4 4×6
32 wallets (up to 4 poses)
1 – 10×20 storyboard mounted on matboard
1 – 12×18 gallery wrap canvas

Dover, New Philadelphia OH baby photographer | ava’s pink smash cake & christmas photos

Ava is one of the babies I have been lucky enough to photograph since she was only a few days old. I love watching my littlest clients grow up, but at the same time it’s so bittersweet. I’ll miss getting to see her every few months but look forward to seeing her with her family each year. 🙂 Back to this session, eek I can’t get over how cute she is! We had fun with balloons and then Christmas ornaments and even a few of her own toys and then we brought on her smash cake. The cake was done by Camelot Cakes (fabulous job once again Kat and crew!). Ava’s Mom requested the pink Minnie Mouse, and then also brought in that adorable high chair that she had refinished herself. Great job Mom! Enjoy the photos!!!© Brandi Williamson Photography | 1st birthday© Brandi Williamson Photography | 1st birthday© Brandi Williamson Photography | christmas baby© Brandi Williamson Photography | christmas baby© Brandi Williamson Photography | 1st birthday© Brandi Williamson Photography | 1st birthday© Brandi Williamson Photography | smash cake© Brandi Williamson Photography | smash cake© Brandi Williamson Photography | smash cake© Brandi Williamson Photography | smash cake© Brandi Williamson Photography | smash cake© Brandi Williamson Photography | smash cake© Brandi Williamson Photography | smash cake© Brandi Williamson Photography | smash cake© Brandi Williamson Photography | smash cake© Brandi Williamson Photography | smash cake© Brandi Williamson Photography | smash cake© Brandi Williamson Photography | smash cake© Brandi Williamson Photography | smash cake© Brandi Williamson Photography | smash cake© Brandi Williamson Photography | smash cake© Brandi Williamson Photography | smash cake© Brandi Williamson Photography | smash cake© Brandi Williamson Photography | smash cake

Dover, New Philadelphia OH child photographer | liam is one … and enjoys his super hero smash cake!

I hope you guys aren’t sick of seeing my birthday boy just yet! 😉 Yesterday after his nap time he woke up in a great mood, and although I hadn’t fully planned on it, I decided it was a fantastic time to make use of his smash cake from Camelot Cakes. So, I set it all up, and then plopped him down. And MAN did I underestimate how quick he was to grab at the deliciousness that was set before him!!! 😛 LOL! As soon as we started the thought popped in my head of ‘why oh whyyyyyyy didn’t I just be patient and wait for my husband to get home from work so he could help me’, but noooooooo I wanted to get it done now. Typical me. Impatient and impulsive. Ha! Anyway, on to the smashing details. Kat (at Camelot) made his smash cake to match his birthday theme (super hero obviously). I absolutely loved it! And Liam did too!

Fun fact: The backdrop to this mini shoot was actually colored specially for this by all of the littlest guests at Liam’s birthday party! How stinkin’ fun is that?!

BTW, Liam’s fun super hero cape is made by SuperKid Capes and is very machine washable as we just found out. 😉

Dover, New Philadelphia OH photographer | my life | liam’s super hero 1st birthday bash

Yesterday I shared with you photos from Liam’s birth and his first week at home. It’s funny, it really feels like those memories REALLY only happened yesterday. Truth is, yesterday was Liam’s official 1st birthday and the day of his party. Sigh. They really do grow up too fast. Note to self: Don’t blink.

On to the party details… I must admit, this day was very much thanks to my addiction to Pinterest. Do you pin? Follow me here. I pin all kinds of goodies from personal fun stuff, DIY ideas and creations, kiddo crafts/games/learning experiences, yummo foods, workouts to burn off that yummy meal you just pinned, and also lots and lots and lots of photography inspiration including boards for what to wear guides. Just sayin’. 😉 I am going to try my best to remember and link you to all of the goodie inspiration from Liam’s super hero themed party at the bottom of this post. So be sure to scroll way down so you don’t miss out!

… bring on the little heroes!

And of course the CAKE by Camelot Cakes! It was, quite possibly, the coolest 1 year old’s birthday cake in the history of all birthday cakes. Just sayin’. 😉

Happy birthday to my sweet adorable baby boy! We love you!!

welcome heroes birthday banner printable can be found from Tattered and Inked here

chevron & zap/pow square printables can be found from Tattered and Inked here

digital customized super hero scrapbook papers (used on invites & various printables at party) are from LaneandMay

super heroes clip-art set is from riefka

Liam’s super hero cape from SuperKid Capes