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If there were such a thing as a Cakesmash Model, little M would be a serious contender for the job. Even though she hadn’t touched anything with frosting before, she dove right into the cake- literally! She expertly smashed, all while smiling the entire time. I loved her girly set, too…we added a touch of lime green to our ribbon curtain to match her custom-made outfit and butterfly cake.
Between those blue eyes and her adorable smile, she made my job pretty easy! Happy Birthday, baby M!
Baby D has been with the studio since his birth, but it was the first time I got to photograph him. It was great to work with a family that’s been with Heidi Hope for so long!
For the cakesmash, we decided to match the set to the theme of his bedroom- vintage race cars! Sweet Indulgence did a fantastic job with the cake, and I had some fun putting checkered flags together for the background. The complete look was so ‘boy’, and something we hadn’t done at the studio yet. D was delicate with the cake, but luckily his big brother was there to show him how to eat all that frosting.
H family, it was great to meet you. Enjoy your preview!
This was teeny newborn N just a little less than a year ago:
And look how much he has grown! N was back again to celebrate his first birthday in style with a cake smash session. Mom brought in a favorite toy during her planning session and we used those colors to design a fun and colorful set that perfect for N’s upcoming party. We had a dark and rainy day in the studio, but all of these colors and N’s adorable smile certainly brightened up our day! Enjoy your sneak peek!
I’ve been photographing this adorable family for the past three years, starting when big sister D was just days old. Last week it was time to celebrate little brother W’s first birthday with a colorful cake smash! Both little ones have birthdays close together and their party this year is a little buckaroo theme. How adorable! We planned a fun cake smash outdoors to match and Sweet Indulgence made us the perfect little cowboy cake to match. W enjoyed his cake like no other. He couldn’t get enough, as you can see below, and between each bite he just kept saying “mmmmmmmmm, mmmmmmmmm” I’m laughing just recalling how adorable he was. It was so hard picking favorites for this preview because I honestly wanted to share them all! Can’t wait to show you the rest mom and dad :0)
Gorgeous little M visited the studio last week to celebrate her first birthday and let me tell you, this baby was born to model! M smiled from the second she walked in the door until the second she left. She looked straight into the camera and settled into the perfect pose in every set! Her big brown eyes and long lashes totally stole my heart. We had a session full of color; capturing family portraits, some classics of M, and an adorable Minnie Mouse cake smash! Enjoy your sneak peek!
Another one of my adorable baby planners is already celebrating his first birthday! When planning for his session, mom and I went back and forth about whether we wanted to go with a cookie monster theme or something a little more classic. While I love working with a theme, I think it’s also important to keep a timeless appeal in our sets and mom totally agreed. We were torn. We decided to go for cookie monster, but keep it classic with bright baby boy colors in the background and turquoise to compliment B’s nursery. I love the way the set turned out! Sweet Indulgence not only made the perfect cookie monster cake, but they also shared one of the backgrounds from a recent dessert table they catered. We combined it with our own to make the perfect cookie monster color scheme! B loved his cake and didn’t mind getting messy. He was super fast but that cake sure had him sitting in one place. I love that last shot because he had his little feet crossed like that the whole time. Just chillin, eatin his cake! Enjoy your sneak peek Y family.
I was so excited to see these two little princesses again for our portrait session last week. We celebrated their first birthday in style with an adorable cake smash for two! K and S were so much fun to photograph and it was great catching up with mom and dad. The girls loved all of the attention as we sang and played during the first half of the session. Typical girly girls, they didn’t love getting messy, so our cake smash portion of the session was short and sweet. Thankfully, K and S look adorable no matter what they do, so we have the perfect birthday keepsakes even if they didn’t dig right in to those cakes! I’m so excited to show mom and dad the rest. Enjoy your sneak peek and happy birthday girls!
Sometimes it just all comes together! I was so excited after meeting baby R and family at our pre-session consultation. How could I not be? Baby R is so gorgeous! We started our session with family portraits, took some individuals of R crawling around the studio, and then finished off with a fabulous cake smash. At our pre-session we had a lot of different ideas floating around for the cake smash and I wasn’t sure how to pull it all together. Mom envisioned something colorful and we both loved pinks, melons, and turquoise for our set. We picked out a melon colored romper and some adorable accessories… and now we just needed a theme! R’s nickname is “goose” so I thought Mother Goose would be a fun way to incorporate some personality into our set, but every idea I planned was all pastels and just didn’t make sense with our color scheme. Then I found this fabulous book bunting featured in a baby shower on the Martha Stewart website and knew it would be the perfect way to bring all of the bright colors into our design. Baby R did an amazing job from start to finish. These adorable babies sure do make my job fun! Enjoy your sneak peek!
We have had so many baby planners celebrate their first birthday this spring and we’ve had a ball designing all of the fun sets. This gorgeous family from Massachusetts was actually my first baby plan family ever… starting back when big sister A was still in mom’s belly! We’ve had a fun few years together so I was greatly anticipating this cake smash for baby J. Mom sent me over a few photos of the adorable bow ties she picked up at Vinyard Vines and let us plan the set from there. I was obsessed with these debonair whales as they paraded around our studio in preparation for the set. J was a little under the weather, but big sister A didn’t mind jumping right into the cake smash to help him out. I love all of the portraits we have of them playing together! I’m crossing my fingers for a baby number 3 ;0) Enjoy your sneak peek.
Can you believe this sleeping beauty is already turning 1?!
Baby C’s newborn session (above) was one of my favorites from 2011! She is just as gorgeous one year later with her big blue eyes and joyous smile. C was just starting to walk when she visited the studio for her first birthday session last week, which was a fun milestone to capture for mom and dad. She loved standing and clapping and was very busy exploring the studio. We went with a pink and turquoise theme for her cake smash which brought out those big blue eyes perfectly. This is one of my favorite color combinations this spring! Enjoy your sneak peek!