Amy Dunkel photography


Colton's first Birthday! Kent Island cake smash.

I'm a sucker for documenting first birthday celebrations! That first year of Motherhood (and fatherhood) is such a giant swirling whirlwind. It feels like one minute the doctor is placing that snuggly newborn into your arms and the next minute your big one-year-old is diving into an icing-filled cake :)

It's truly amazing how fast it goes. I always recommend taking the time to slow it down, by just a little bit, and scheduling a first birthday session!

I was so incredibly excited to meet birthday boy Colton and his Mom and Dad, Logan + Bryan to help document Colton's first birthday. We did Colton's birthday session in his Kent Island home, and Logan set up the cutesttt cake smash for her baby boy. Major kudos Logan!

I loved spending time in Colton's room before his cake smash- it had accents from Logan and Bryan's wedding like an Oyster-filled C that hung on his wall and such dreamy window light! Colton was so darn happy, he made my job easy! He flashed the cutest smiles too; I could have snapped him all day!

Logan made Colton a hand-made coconut cream birthday cake for his smash, and when it was time, Colton enjoyed it so! I loved watching the icing mess he made- and enjoyed when his parents got in the cake smash frame too! The more the merrier!

Thank you so much for having me Logan and Bryan, and a big happy first birthday (and many more) to Colton!