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Cake Smash & First Birthday Photography

Cake Smash & First Birthday Photography

White Cake Smash Session with Greenery – Indianapolis Photographer

This cake smash session was a completely new theme for me and I’m digging it. We did all white balloons and backdrop with a little bit of green floral. You know I love adding flowers and greenery into my newborn pictures so it’s no surprise that I enjoy adding it into cake smash sessions too.

For this session we did one large floating balloon. I don’t think the pictures really convey how big this balloon really was. When my son saw it (as I was setting up for the cake smash session) he lost his mind and he HAD to have the giant balloon. Much to his dismay I made him wait until after the session. It was super fun to see the awe he had towards the giant balloon though.

I’ve been photographing little Mateo since he was born, so it’s bittersweet to see him turn one. I was super excited to do his cake smash but I’m sad I won’t still be seeing him and his family every few months.

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Happy birthday, Mateo.

I would love to photograph your little one(s). Let me know if you are looking for an Indianapolis photographer and we can get a date on my calendar to photograph this time in the lives of your family.

Vera is One – Indianapolis Photography

It’s an exciting day, sweet Vera is one! This little lady is my first (and only) niece and she also happens to have the same birthday as me – so fun! This little lady had a rainbow themed birthday party and first birthday cake smash session. For her session we tried out a balloon arch. It was my first attempt and I’m pretty much a huge fan. I’m sure you will be seeing lots more balloon backdrops from me.  Vera just loved the cake, the balloons, everything.  It turned out perfect just like this cute little peanut! I am so glad we got to celebrate with a photo shoot in the studio!

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Happy first birthday, beautiful birthday girl!

I would love to photograph your little one. Feel free to reach out if you are looking for an Indianapolis photographer!

Newsboy/Newspaper Cake Smash Session – Indianapolis Photographer

Extra! Extra! Read all about it!  This little cutie is ONE and boy is it a great headline!

This cake smash session theme was SO fun!! I had an interesting time tracking down newspaper but once I found a good lot of it we were good to go! By the time I was done with this session my hands and feet were black from working with the newspaper. It makes me wonder, does this happen when people spend a long time reading the newspaper? I don’t think so – but who knows?! Another thought… will this little boy even know what newspaper is when he grows up?

This little birthday newsboy was totally into his birthday cake. He has some beautiful blue eyes that just popped against that black and white paper.

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Happy 1st birthday, little one! Thanks for coming to my newspaper filled studio for your cake smash session.

Let me know if you are looking for a photographer in Indianapolis. I offer photography in Indianapolis and surrounding areas.

Maclain’s Cat in the Hat Dr. Seuss First Birthday Cake Smash Session

I’ve had the joy of photographing all three boys in this family from birth until cake smash (and beyond). It’s been a joy watching each boy grow individually and also watching this wonderful family grow. I adore each of these boys and their parents. For Maclain’s first birthday cake smash session we decided on a Cat in the Hat theme and it was oh so cute!

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Happy 1st birthday Maclain! It was a joy having you in the studio for the last year!!

I would love to photograph your little one(s)! If you are looking for an Indianapolis photographer please reach out. I would love to chat with you about getting a session on my calendar.

Blush Flowers & Pearls 1st Birthday Cake Smash Session

There was SO much to love about this cake smash session! This beauty had the most adorable baby curls, blue eyes, and smile. She was happy as could be even without the cake. Once we introduced the cake she was smitten. Her cake smash session was full of pink and blush colored flowers and topped with her lovely pearls. It was a lovely combo. But the best part was this birthday girl’s reactions to the cake. If you know baby sign language you will see surely see her signing for more cake at one point. She loved rubbing her feet in the mess which was crazy adorable!

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What a sweet cake smash session! Happy 1st birthday, beautiful girl!

Are you interested in doing a cake smash session for your soon-to-be birthday baby? If so, I’m an Indianapolis photographer and I would love to photograph your little one(s) milestones.

Bunny Birthday – Indianapolis Photographer

I’ve been photographing this adorable girl and her brother since birth.  I’m pretty sure that this sweet little girl should be a baby model because she is stunning.  We did a bunny themed cake smash because she was born right around Easter.  She seemed to really enjoy the cake smashing and she was definitely a bit teary eyed when we were finished.  She just wanted more cake and celebration!  Happy First Birthday, Caroline!  Thanks for letting me celebrate with you.

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I would love to celebrate your little one’s first birthday as well with a cake smash!  Be sure to reach out and let’s start planning together! Just a heads up – I’m an Indianapolis photographer and my studio is located in Carmel, Indiana.

Minnie Mouse Cake Smash Session – Indianapolis Photographer

There is nothing like celebrating your first birthday with a Minnie Mouse themed cake smash session in pink and gold.  And that is just what this little cutie had.  It was all girl and super adorable.  She had so many sweet outfits- she must have a stylist!  She was completely enthralled by the cake and she got quite a bit all over her face, but the photos turned out wonderful!  Needless to say, she was a little sad to leave as you can tell from the last photo.

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So sweet!  Thanks for celebrating your 1st birthday with me!

I would love to photograph your little one or your family! Let me know if you are looking for an Indianapolis photographer! I would love to get a session on the calendar.

Pink, Teal and Gold 1st Birthday Cake Smash Session

I’ve very much enjoyed watching this sweet girl grow over the last year! She has always been such a happy and adorable little one! Her first birthday cake smash session was no exception.  I just LOVE the outfits that her family picked out for her.

For her 1st birthday, she has a pink, teal and gold theme.  It was complete with a sweet little crown as well.  Her facial expressions made these photos even better- such a cuteness overload!  The birthday cake was a hit and I know that her family is going to treasure these memories forever!

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Happy Happy Birthday sweets!

If you want to mix cake with your one year old, I would love to be the photographer to capture the special meeting!  Reach out to me and we will, together, fully create the cake smash session– just the way you want it! I’m an Indianapolis photographer and I would love to work with yoru family if you are also in the Indianapolis area.

Holden Cake Smash Session – Indianapolis Photographer

I adore this family! I’ve been photographing this sweet family since they got engaged and then I photographed their wedding, newborn pictures for this little guy and a few moments in-between. They are just the sweetest and they sure do make cute kiddos!! One of my favorite things about my job is being able to watch families grow. I don’t have a ton of clients that I’ve watched from engagement to kids!

This little guy’s cake smash theme came from his diaper cover. It was all sorts of fun party colors that we pulled into the backdrop and cake topper. This little birthday boy sure did love his 1st birthday cake.  He seemed to have a great time with the cake and the smash.  He was as curious as can be with everything going on and I am so glad that I got to celebrate his first birthday with him!

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Let me know if you are looking for an Indianapolis photographer. I would love to photograph your little one or your family sometime soon!

MVP Sports 1st Birthday Cake Smash Session – Indianapolis Photographer

This handsome birthday boy was very stoic and made me work for smiles. I didn’t mind one bit because he had some great non-smiling faces too! He had a raised brow look that just cracked me up. He is clearly full of personality!!

For this birthday boy, we did an MVP sports themed cake smash session. It was very fitting for him because his mom played collegiate sports and his dad played professional basketball overseas. Something tells me that this sweet boy is going to be a sports player but his parents aren’t forcing one sport on him. He has the whole world of sports open to him (at least for his first birthday cake smash session). While we didn’t get many ear-to-ear grins, it was clear that he enjoyed this sports themed cake smash. He sure did like to eat all that frosting!

This was my last session before going on maternity leave. It took place 3 days before my due-date and I went into labor the day after this session. I did take a behind the scenes video of this session and I’m looking very pregnant in it! But it’s still super fun and it’s at the end of this post of you are interested in seeing what all goes into one of these sessions.

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Let me know if you are interested in coming to the photography studio or doing an outdoor session. I’m an Indianapolis photographer and I would love to photograph your family or little one sometime soon!