Old McOllie Had a Farm
As you may know from following along on IG, Oliver LOVES Old McDonald and everything farm related, especially cows. He literally starts to dance whenever you sing the song and gets so excited.
Naturally, when planning all of the upcoming events for his 1 year cake smash photos and birthday we just knew it would be farm themed. I think his obsession with farm animals started when he was about 2 months old thanks to Baby Einstein videos we found on YouTube and the Farm one has always been the one to capture his attention best. I also wanted the theme to be more realistic and rustic instead of cartoonish with bright colors. I really wanted the photos to be timeless to display in his room and around the house regardless of the theme too.
Erin Wilwert has been capturing Oliver since he was in utero and has literally watched him grow up through taking our family photos over the past year, naturally we knew she would be our photographer for his 1 year shoot. She has the magic touch when it comes to children and her sets and shoots are so creative. She built all the props you see in the photos herself. No detail was overlooked. She didn’t even flinch when I asked her if there was any way we could incorporate animals. She even price pointed and coordinated them for us! Ironically the petting zoo she found (A Zoo 2 You) was also the same one we booked for Oliver’s 1st birthday, so we got to interact with the animals and get to know the owner Tammi, who taught us about each animal as she brought them out for the shoot. The reaction Oliver had seeing a miniature cow for the first time this day was SO worth all the planning for this shoot and needless to say we have priceless memories for years to come.