First birthdays are always a big milestone. Moving from baby to toddler is a big deal. As a mom, I also struggle emotionally with that first birthday. Baby stages become a thing of the past, and the amazement of developments continue.
I always tell parents, first birthday photos are a lot like a game of catch and replace. Kiddos always want to get up, and walk away full of giggles. Until the cake comes out, and often shock sets in when everyone encourages the cake mess. Enjoy!