Connor's turning ONE!

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I met Connor nearly a year ago on a beautiful fall morning. He was this perfect, very sleepy, very sweet newborn baby who immediately stole my heart. I remember he stunned me with how perfect he was for his newborn session, and how absolutely adorable he was in all his pictures (especially in his pretty sweet knitted football hat!). Well, today he is not quite so sleepy but he is just as perfect and sweet and heart-meltingly cute. And I'm beyond grateful to see him again!

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© 2016 STEPHANIE ALYS PHOTOGRAPHY | Cypress Texas Family Photography | Birthday • Cake Smash • Family

He needed no time to warm up to the camera and freely shared his luminous smile with me. It's pure joy to capture this family.

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© 2016 STEPHANIE ALYS PHOTOGRAPHY | Cypress Texas Family Photography | Birthday • Cake Smash • Family

Mom and Dad are still smitten, and I'm pretty sure Connor knows his parents are awesome. I also think he might know he's cute.

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© 2016 STEPHANIE ALYS PHOTOGRAPHY | Cypress Texas Family Photography | Birthday • Cake Smash • Family

To celebrate his birthday, Mom & Dad brought along an adorable smash cake from Suzybeez Cakez N Sweetz.

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I had so much fun capturing his "cake smash", he took the task very seriously! I was impressed. He kept his mess to a minimum because he was pretty focused on eating and appreciating his birthday cake!

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But he still got a little messy :)

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Happy birthday Connor! You are as sweet as birthday cake! May you have a blessed birthday celebration and year!

© 2016 STEPHANIE ALYS PHOTOGRAPHY | Cypress Texas Family Photography | Birthday • Cake Smash • Family