She's a tiny little piece of perfection.
Congratulations, you made it through the first year! It’s been a year of amazing growth for you, mom, and your little one. Now it’s time
to let loose and celebrate! Cake Smash sessions are so much fun!
I absolutely love everything about motherhood and babies. Rest easy knowing that I’m going to treat your little one like my own. I put my heart and soul into these sessions and I cannot thank you enough for trusting your birthday kid to me.
See you soon!
M Y H O M E S T U D I O
I started my business after my first son was born. Because it was important to me to do something that I love that also allowed
me to maximize time with my boys, I decided to keep my studio in my home.
My home studio is located in West Ashley. The address is included in the email this document came in.
You are more than welcome to park out front (on the street) during your session.
T H E S E T
I like to keep sets simple so that your birthday baby can be the main focus.
While I tend to stick with my signature white, let me know if you're interested in another color.
props, banners, balloons, oh my!
Here are some ideas to get your juices flowing. I recommend at least 6 balloons and a banner of at least 4-5 feet.
T H E C A K E
Where to get the cake made?
Honestly, I've had amazing luck at supermarkets for simple cakes. This cake was made at Publix. You are more than welcome to make the cake yourself too!
A round cake (I think 12 inches is the biggest I've done) looks best with two layers. You could also do a smaller cake with 4 layers or even a huge cupcake. If you tell the baker it's a "smash cake" they will help you pick the perfect size.
What about the middle?
The most important thing about your cake is that you get a white cake and avoid dark icing! Dark/chocolate cake tends to look, well, you can imagine what chocolate cake smashed everywhere looks like.
What about the top?
While not necessary, topper does add a little something to the pictures. You can make a little banner, get a glitter #1 candle or even add some fresh flowers to the top.
Do I have to do cake?
No! I set up powdered donuts on a cake stand for my son's birthday session. We could do watermelon, pie, ice cream, etc.
I have a clear, glass stand and a white cake stand. Please let me know if you'd like to use one.
What to wear
I love little girls in tutus, ruffle rompers, dresses, or diaper covers. I have a few items in my client closet you are more than welcome to borrow.
I love little boys in overalls, jeans, knit shorts, or a diaper cover. I have a few items in my client closet you are welcome to borrow.
What to bring checklist
towel(s) & a washcloth
a trash bag for cake clothes
a small, dry snack your baby likes (like Puffs or Cheerios)
a lovie if your child has one
It feels like only yesterday I was in the hospital with him, but in reality it's been three whole months. He has brought so much joy to our family and his big personality is fitting in perfectly to our circus! Last month he found his tongue, but this month (really in the past few days) he's learned how to make spit bubbles. He's starting to work his hands and catch a hold of anything in their path. During this quick little session he actually laughed for the first time!
This sweet boy came in for his mini session at 15 days old.
He was not too keen on going to sleep. Most of his newborn session was done with him open-eyed and wide awake, which is fine because look how adorable he is!
His nursery is elephant themed and it'll be so much fun to recreate this picture as he gets older. You'll really be able to see his growth.
He took a little nap for a few shots. Look how sweet he is!