Sweet Makenna here is the youngest of three and it was finally her turn to have the spotlight on her! I have been shooting her brother and sister now for a few years, and it was time for Makenna to hop in the fun! After the traditional birthday photos of the three of them (post coming soon - and it has a GREAT idea to capture your kiddos each year), we got to have some cake fun!
Typically, I shoot my families and kiddos in more of a relaxed, lifestyle way, but I'm a sucker for an adorable first birthday cake smash session, so I do book these, too!
We scheduled this sweet baby girl's cake smash on a separate day from everyone's birthday photos so as not get too overwhelming for her. We also shot in my client's home in a room with wood floors and a nice window. This is always a great option when available so that baby and mama are right near everything they could need, from wipes and changes of clothes right up to all possible naptime equipment! Smashing cake can wipe a kiddo out! Haha!
Most parents don't realize that, for the most part, your newly minted one-year-old is NOT going to be that interested in smashing cake! Isn't that funny? They don't know what it is, or that they can eat it, and it usually feels really weird to them! Often, mom will have to take some frosting and wipe it on baby's lip and hope they get interested!
Makenna was no different! She was a little skeptical and kept wanting to crawl away. She gave us more smiles during her previous birthday session with her siblings, but we still managed to capture some crazy cute first birthday photos! I love the "It's my 1st birthday" onesie and rainbow tutu that her mom choose! I make sure to pick up a bright pink cake that would compliment all the colors!