I love giving babies their first taste of cake! It is so much fun to watch their reactions. When I capture first birthday portraits I end the session by giving the baby an entire birthday cake and letting them eat it all by themselves. We call this a cake smash session because the baby ends up making a big mess out of their birthday cake, I snap a bunch of adorable candid photos, and it makes for an amazing portrait and first birthday keepsake. I love to capture the excitement and celebration of this huge milestone into a picture that I hope will be forever treasured by parents and babies alike.
I love my job as a Sacramento area baby photographer! I love working with children and babies and I photograph them at all sorts of locations around town, both indoor and outdoor. Sometimes I will photograph babies with birthday cake at outdoor locations in the Sacramento area, but lately my studio cake smash sessions have been the more popular option with everyone. It is so much fun to customize the backdrops and my clients love being able to pick out their favorite colors and personalize the setups.
This adorable baby girl, named Mikaela, was a fantastic model. Her mom asked me to set up a purple backdrop and she gave me some ideas for how to decorate the set. She wanted gold accessories for her first look. She brought along the cutest purple tutu with gold embellishments and it paired beautifully with my gold sequin backdrop. For her second look, Mikaela changed into an adorable purple and white romper and we put up the happy birthday banner that her mom brought to the studio. I love the way these colors popped and I was thrilled with how these portraits came together. My favorite shots are where Mikaela is eating her cake. It was absolutely darling the way she loved how that frosting tasted.
Happy Birthday Mikaela!