Baby's Epic 'Taco Smash' First Birthday Photos Win the Internet

Lyndsey's Photo Co captures epic first birthday

Stop everything you're doing right now, and feast your eyes on this delectable and mouthwatering piece of ... taco? First-time mommies, veteran moms, and people who are foodies to the bone are going to get a kick out of this brilliant "taco smash" first birthday photo shoot that's packed with enough cuteness and salsa to break the Internet and Pinterest at the same time.


Lyndsey Wright, of Lyndsey's Photo Co., is the mastermind who captured baby Stella's first birthday that has since gone mega viral. A mother of four herself (Lyndsey has four boys, ages 11, 9, 7, and 5), the Iowa photographer tells CafeMom that after a month of shooting cake smash after cake smash for first birthday photo shoots, business as usual became a little redundant.

"I felt like I was doing the same thing over and over again, so I started asking my clients if their babies had a favorite table food and if they'd rather do a smash with that instead of the traditional cake," Wright reveals to CafeMom.

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Needless to say, Lyndsey thought outside of the cake box and entered the land of all things stuffed inside a yummy fried tortilla -- and melted our hearts with this taco smash photo shoot.

Lyndsey's Photo Co captures epic first birthday

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"I was talking to Stella's mom about a BBQ smash [I previously shot that went viral] and mentioned I've been dying to do a taco smash," Wright tells CafeMom. "That's when she told me Stella's first birthday party was going to be fiesta themed and she thought a taco smash would be perfect!"

It definitely looks like Stella is having a great time! Just look at that "I don't mind if I do" face she's giving us before chowing down on one of her tacos.

Lyndsey's Photo Co captures epic first birthday

You know these tacos were good just by looking at this adorable girl's face. Stella is in taco heaven!

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Lyndsey's Photo Co captures epic first birthday

And just in case you're wondering, baby Stella has the full taco night spread -- including Mexican rice, sour cream, and guacamole.

Mmm-mmm good!

Lyndsey's Photo Co captures epic first birthday

Have you died from all this cuteness and are you trying to figure out whether or not there's actually a taco heaven (come get me if you find it!)?

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Don't go to taco heaven just yet, because you've gotta see this photo of Stella trying to share a piece of her taco. It's priceless!

Lyndsey's Photo Co shares epic

This was so great, right?

It's so cool that Lyndsey's desire to shoot a taco smash coincided with the fiesta birthday Stella's mom planned.

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I wish I'd thought about something this creative for my now 3- and 1½-year-old boys. This was too good, and I'm soo down with tacos!

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