1st birthday session in Jacksonville Beach {Jacksonville, FL family photographer}

For Raheem's first birthday I actually decided to do two different sessions- one at the beach and another one at the park as a cake smash session.

Quite frankly he would of never cooperated to do all of the pictures at the same day anyways so it worked out well to have two separate sessions. I'm so thankful my mom was here and helped me out with all this since I would of not been able to do it all by myself for sure!

The first one was in Jacksonville Beach. We tried to be there early, by sunrise but as always we were a little late. After that we headed to Howell Park and did a few pictures there with just a different outfit.

Second session was at Castaway Preserve. I must say Raheem actually didn't like his cake whatsoever and the whole thing went to trash can afterwards- but it doesn't matter as long as there are beautiful pictures to put on the walls!

I actually have some of the photos up on my walls already and they make me smile every time I walk past them. That's the whole purpose of hanging your pictures, isn't it?

Maris Kirs Photography is an award-winning photographer based in Ponte Vedra, FL and also taking pictures in Jacksonville, St.Augustine and surrounding areas. I specialize in maternity, newborn, family, senior, engagement and wedding photography.