As a photographer AND the mother of a Girl Scout who sells cookies each year I was inspired when cookie season and the first birthday of a friend's daughter fell at the same time. I knew I had to create a Girl Scout cookie themed cake smash session and this little's Mom was happy to have her take part. She was ready to dive in as soon as she saw the cake. Her face looked like what many Girl Scout cookie fans look like when they see their first cookie box each year. She was full of smiles the entire session and was such a pleasure to photograph. Happy Birthday Maddie, good luck to all those hard working cookie sellers out there, and happy cookie eating to everyone!
Please note: While I really wanted to capture these images, my first consideration was safety and avoiding a choking hazard. Mom ensured me that while her daughter loves playing with her food, she isn't exactly a fan of eating it, which made her perfect for this. Despite Mom's reassurance, I was sure to have both Mom and an assistant standing close by to monitor the session. If you are photographing children of this age, please remember to put safety first.