Turning one is a gigantic milestone for every child! There are so many ways to celebrate and document this momentous occasion. Lately, cake smashes have become an absolute stable of one year old portraits.
When Claudia's mom got in touch with me and shared her vision of a boho, floral and minimalistic cake smash I was simply over the moon! I am a big minilist and prefer set ups that focus on the child rather than distract the eye with dozens of different colors and uncessesary accessories. So here is our take on a simple, boho and rustic cake smash for sweet little CeCe!
I consistently capture cake smash portraits in three stages; the portraits, the cake smash and then the milk/bubble bath. Claudia was less than thrilled about having to big into sticky cake and she approached it with much caution and a very serious demenour. I adore that this session captured all her emotions and expressions exactly as her parents will remember them. She will only be little for a little while!
This beautiful cake was the perfect blend of minimalism and girly elegance. I added the florals around the cake for a pop of color and they complimented the set up perfectly. Note the puffs on the side of the cake. Sometimes, when the child is not thrilled about touching frosting - we resort to putting a snack the child is familiar with near the cake so that when she reached out for her snack it will look like she is picking at and tasting the cake! Little tricks go a long way during these sessions!
Instead of a milk bath, we took Claudia outdoors during the last portion of her session. She decided she had enough of the studio and the lights and we made an executive decision to take our party outside to get her in better spirits! She finally nibbled at her cake some - but with a spoon and not her bare hands - because she is a lady!
One year old portraits are always such a blast! It is my absolutely favorite age to capture their little personalities that are beginning to shine through! And also what is more adorable than a kid eating cake? Absolutely nothing!
Olga Kubrak Photography is a San Diego North County maternity, birth and newborn photographer. Olga Kubrak Photography specializes in newborn studio portraiture and offers a unique guided experience to newborn portraits as well as a tailored product packages.
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