• cake smashing,  Children

    Happy 1st Birthday Sweet Amelia

    It’s been a year since I photographed sweet Amelia.  To celebrate her first birthday, I was invited over to capture her smashing her first birthday cake, loving made by her creative Mom.

    We started with a few photos before brining out the cake, which was quite the task…she’s one active girl, always on the go. She also has a very easy going, happy personality. She compliments her family perfectly.

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    Happy birthday baby girl!

    From my heart to yours,




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    Happy Birthday Sweet Jordyn

    It’s been a year since I photographed sweet Jordyn. She still sports a full crown of beautiful raven hair. What a doll!

    She came over to smash her 1st birthday cake…only it turns out she doesn’t like cake on her hands. Depths of despair level 😉

    Her Mom brought over the cutest outfits, so we had some fun leading up to the cake smash (and even a Santa visit too)…

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    Happy birthday Jordyn! Thanks for the great afternoon.

    From my heart to yours,




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    Halle Smashes a Cake!

    Sweet Little Halle is one! It’s been a whole year since I last blogged her family, it seems fitting to blog their newest chapter in their family love story on Mother’s Day (I know how much you love the blog post Char!)

    Halle was so excited about her beautiful cake, no one could hold her back from taking a little taste test.
    thank you Once Upon a Cake

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    As ever, her big sister was there to cheer her on. These two have a very special bond. Their personalities compliment one another perfectly. Best friends for life.

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    Onto the cake smashing! Halle was hilarious as she attacked her cake.

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    Happy birthday hilarious, adorable, sweet Halle. I can’t wait to photograph more of your milestones (and the moments in between).

    From my heart to yours,



  • cake smashing,  Children

    Sophie’s One: a Cake Smash & a Bath

    Happy Birthday Sophie! To celebrate her special day, she came over to smash a cake, followed by a bath…

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    She has grown since I last saw her, and she’s almost walking!

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    Onto the cake smash! Her Mom did a fabulous job making and decorating her little girl’s first birthday cake. A special gift for her little love that will always be remembered through these photos…

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    She wasn’t a fan of the icing on her hands, so a bubble bath was the perfect solution. She sure does love her baths…

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    Happy birthday beautiful girl!

    From my heart to yours,


  • cake smashing,  Children

    Lawson Stands on His Own

    The last time I photographed Lawson, he was a sweet and bright-eyed newborn. I love that Lawson’s parents brought that special suitcase to his one year birthday shoot to show how much he’s gown.

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    He’s very close to walking now! His eyes continue to sparkle.

    Onto the cake smash! Once again the fabulous cake was provided by “Once Upon a Cake” in Leduc.

    Lawson pulled out some surprises during his cake smash, a few firsts! His Mom and Dad said he’s never crawled this particular way before…

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    While I was photographing, and his Daddy was videotaping, Lawson stood on his own for the first time ever! How lucky to have this milestone both photographed and recorded!

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    And then he stood on his own a again…

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    Proud boy!

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    Happy 1st birthday Lawson! Thanks for coming to see me (and for upping your game with a new crawl and a new all-by-yourself stance!)

    From my heart to yours,


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    Ryker Smashes a Cake!

    Meet the sweetest little birthday boy, Ryker…

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    He came over to smash his birthday cake. Before we got into the cake fun, we took some time to focus on the closeness and love that is so abundant within this family.

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    Onto the cake smashing! Once again,the amazing cake was made by “Once Upon a Cake” in Leduc. They always make the most detailed perfect cakes…

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    This little monkey really loved the little monkey…

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    He wasn’t sure what to think about his first ever taste of cake…

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    He’s so very close to walking on his own, luckily he always has a helping hand from Mom and Dad through this transition…

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    And with that, he had his fill! Happy birthday Ryker!

    From my heart to yours,


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    Lucas Smashes a Cake

    Meet Lucas, he just celebrated his first birthday.

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    He has two big sisters who adore him.

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    I have taken photos of their family for years, and was sad to hear they were moving to the States last year.  I’m so happy they made time in their busy schedule while visiting for a one year cake smashing session followed by a family sunset session.

    Onto the cake smashing! The fabulous cake was made by “Once Upon a Cake” in Leduc.

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    The girls thought they should help a brother out…

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    Visit Part 2, their family sunset session photographed at their family homestead: http://christinehopaluk.com/blog/2013/09/15/the-g-family-at-their-family-homestead/

    Happy birthday Lucas!

    From my heart to yours,


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    Ethan Teaches Bella How to Smash A Cake

    Meet Ethan…

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    Isn’t he adorable?! He turned one last week, so he came over to smash a birthday cake. He is also a proud big brother to beautiful baby Bella, two weeks old.

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    So much hair!

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    What a pair of cuties; a very busy and blessed family.

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    Onto the cake smashing! Once again “Once Upon a Cake” made a fabulous cake for the birthday boy…the poor little monkey never stood a chance.

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    And with that he had enough! Thank you so much for asking me to document his birthday cake smash, it was so much fun!

    From my heart to yours,


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    Reina’s Cake Smash

    Meet sweet little Reina…

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    Isn’t she a doll?! She brought along a special outfit that her Daddy bought her…

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    After a couple of outfit changes, Reina spotted her beautiful birthday cake (made by “Once Upon a Cake” in Leduc, AB). She was so excited to dig in, and it was all her Mom could do to keep her entertained long enough to set the cake down and for me to get into position.

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    So close to walking (with a little help from her Mom)…

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    And with that, it was over.  You did so good birthday girl! Thanks for coming over to smash your birthday cake.

    From my heart to yours,


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    Jude Smashes a Cake

    Meet adorable Jude…

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    You may remember him from his newborn session and a family session last July. He continues to light up the room with a smile that couldn’t possibly get any bigger.

    He came over to celebrate his soon-to-be-first birthday with a cake smashing. Jude’s fabulous cake was made by Amanda Durocher.

    How cute is his hat and bow tie?!

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    And then, just like that, he decided he had enough and the cake smash was over…

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    Happy soon-to-be birthday Jude!