This little guy turned ONE back in January and I was so lucky to have been able to take some photos of him.  I have known his mom and dad for a few years now and they are such great people.  Kevin and Melissa had some of their engagement photos take at the Magnolia Hotel in Omaha, NE a few years ago and so we decided to have Rex’s one year old photos their also.  He seriously is such a stylish little boy!  I loved all of his outfits and all of his energy!  I am pretty sure his favorite part was  being able to play on the stairs.  The Magnolia Hotel is such a beautiful place and was perfect for this cold, winter’s day.  The window lighting was perfect and Rex took advantage of moving all over the place in this hotel!  He even had a little surprise to share 🙂

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I literally don’t think that a little boy can get much cuter!  His laugh and smile is so perfect.  Dad sure does know how to get that out of him!  In the middle of the session, we tried to get him to stand or sit by this special sign that mom and dad made!  Rex is going to be promoted to Big Brother in August!  Their family couldn’t be more excited 🙂

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The second half of the fun filled session at the Magnolia Hotel was the cake smash.  For this, we did go back to their home to create this fun little set up.  I can honestly say I have never seen a kid devour and demolish a cake like Rex did!  It was a BLAST!!  He loved every minute of it and was not happy when we took it away!  Take a look!

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This job has blessed me with so many amazing opportunities.  I love being able to watch these little kids grow up and explore who they are and what they love.  I also love all of the friendships that I have made out of this!  Thank you Kevin and Melissa for asking me to take Rex’s photos!  I can’t wait to watch him grow into an awesome big brother 🙂