Candid Reflections

July 14, 2008

First Birthday Cake / Carlie Anne Part II

Filed under: Photo Sessions, Photography — Tags: , , — candid reflections @ 8:56 am

Well, Carlie proved to be as gentle with cake as she is petite in stature.  The level of restraint that she demonstrated when presented with her very own birthday cake was enough to send yours truly into a deep sense of discomposure regarding my own lack of self-government.  Sugar + Me =  surrender, submission, submergence.   Well anyway, I got over it real fast, and before our photo session was over, I’d done my share of rousing and cheering – encouraging Carlie to embrace the wondrous pleasures of sweet confections.  

It wasn’t exactly “love at first sight” for Carlie, unlike my own encounters with things that are baked and frosted.  No, she was a little standoffish, and a bit shy at first. 


But with a little encouragement and cheer leading on her mom’s and my part, Carlie was able to get past that first barrier and have herself a closer peek. 


Oh yeah!  Now she’s on to something.


But wait a minute! 


“What am I supposed to do with this?”


Somehow we knew she’d figure it out.


Oh yeah…


By the end of our photo shoot, I think I heard Carlie whisper, Where’ve you been all my life?  



  1. oh my!! I don’t know how a daughter of mine could resist that yummy cake for so long. Maybe she gets that from her dad! That first one is so cute of her just staring at the cake. Awesome job capturing her!

    Comment by allison — July 14, 2008 @ 9:07 am

  2. She is so cute! The pictures turned out really good!

    Comment by sue — July 14, 2008 @ 9:52 am

  3. Wow! That little sugar pie is TOOO cute 🙂 (I meant Carlie)

    Comment by Kristie — July 14, 2008 @ 7:37 pm

  4. hey ladies, thanks for stopping by. It’s always nice to know you’re here. 🙂

    Comment by candid reflections — July 14, 2008 @ 8:52 pm

  5. I love these pictures of my little niece! You take such beautiful pictures! The one where she’s holding the number 1 candle is such a great shot. And the very first one of her in the green lawn that you put up yesterday…wow Michelle. You’re a natural.

    Comment by Rebekah — July 14, 2008 @ 9:58 pm

  6. Those are cute! Good job, Michelle!

    Comment by Nancy — July 15, 2008 @ 7:26 am

  7. CUTE!!!!!!!!

    Comment by lucy — July 15, 2008 @ 8:47 pm

  8. oh thanks ladies… Carlie was so cute and sweet and fun…really, she did all the work. I don’t think she minded, though!

    Comment by candid reflections — July 17, 2008 @ 9:10 pm

  9. “Sugar and spice and everything nice” (with a little frosting on top) comes to mind! Great job!

    Comment by Rayray — July 24, 2008 @ 8:40 am

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