cake smash

my hunky nephew | charlotte baby photographer staci noel by Staci Noel

One year ago in December our family was blessed with the arrival of what can only be described as one funny, hunky, adorable little boy with the most amazing blue eyes! Good fortune and a little planning have allowed me to be around to take his newborn, 6 month, and now his first birthday portraits as my sister and her family came to Charlotte for the holidays to visit.

As with most one year old babies, sitting still in studio isn't always easy but he certainly wasn't shy about that cake and once we put it down on his level decided the best way to eat it was to simply put his face in it. A cake smash session doesn't get any better than that!

Happy birthday sweet boy!


miss brooklyn turns 1 | charlotte baby photographer staci noel photography by Staci Noel

I had the joy of photographing Miss Brooklyn before she was even earth side as I did her mommy's maternity photos:) We followed that up with her newborn session, her 6 month session and recently it was time to celebrate her very first birthday! While she wasn't too sure about the cake at first we managed to get some gorgeous shots of that devilish little grin she has and some pretty lovely images of her beautiful personality!

Happy birthday big girl!!!


charlotte nc newborn & baby photographer | big k is turning one! by Staci Noel

I cannot believe that it's been a whole year since I first met this family. We have had some serious fun with this big guy! From the first time he came in and was a perfect doll for his newborn session to his hilarious expressions at 6 months up to his super fun cake smash. Mr. K I know that you have made your mom and dad's life an absolutely amazing ride this year and I have to thank you for sharing just a little bit of your sunshine with me!  Happy birthday kiddo!!!!