I was super excited to do Kylie’s Garden Fairy Style 2 Year Old Cake Smash in Simpsonville SC. I absolutely adore watching my babies grow up. I’ve photographed Kylie when she was a newborn as well as for her first birthday (those links are clickable if you’d like to see her other sessions). Look at how amazing she is at two!
Kylie’s mama Beckyloves to be super hands on with session planning. Becky wanted to keep the colors soft and pink with some really girly touches and lots of floral touches. I think it looks like a garden fairy paradise! And this floral tutu dress that Becky picked out is sheer perfection! The simple semi-naked cake from Baking Sweet Scents was clearly a hit as well. This cake (decorated to suit your vision) is included with every cake smash session.
Becky wanted to include the gifting of a stuffed bunny which is a wonderful addition to a two year old session. Especially for this age, bringing a new photographable toy to the session is the perfect option to help a little one warm up to the camera and have something to do to stay still. Clearly we loved on bunny and then moved onto climbing the chair! As you can see, it really helped get a couple of sweet images when Kylie was feeling a little shy. I also really loved that we photographed Kylie receiving what will hopefully be a sweet childhood friend.
All 2 Year Old Cake Smash in Simpsonville SC include family photos and Becky took advantage of this opportunity and brought her older boys. Becky borrowed her dresses from my mama wardrobe which is available for all sessions. It just makes getting dressed for mama super simple!
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I absolutely love watching my newborn’s grow up so I was ecstatic when Jihan contacted me about Sebastian’s Greenville SC cake smash photos! For a reminder of how tiny and precious Sebastian once was you can see the photo below or click here for his newborn blog post. That mohawk! Good news! Sebastian still has great hair. Check out how his mohawk grew into these sweet curls.
Like all one year olds, Sebastian was busy! Unlike most one year olds he was not just walking but RUNNING! He was all over the studio and tried to nose dive off the bed more than one time. I’m glad both Jihan and I were wearing workout pants so we could keep up with this tiny joyful mischief maker! Luckily, this little guy fell in love with a deflated balloon with a hole in it. Otherwise I’m pretty sure both of us would have marked work out off our plan for the day!
Sebastian is going to be a heartbreaker. I mean really, how cute can a one year old be? From his mischievous smile to those handsome curls he’s fully adorable.
By the time Sebastian got to his Baking Sweet Scents cake, he had worked up an appetite! I provide a Baking Sweet Scents semi-naked cake for every cake smash session and decorate it with ribbons or little sign. These cakes are so good that I sent it home for Sebastian’s brothers to finish off.
As always, I finished off the session with a bubble bath which was Sebastian’s favorite part! He loved splashing and squealing in the tub and he FINALLY stayed one one place! Look at all the water on the paper! He flooded the studio!
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I fell in love with the B family the instant Kayla inquired for these Simple Dreamy Cake Smash Photos Greenville SC. Kayla’s biggest question was “Ella never sits still. She’s a mover. Will it be worth it to even try to get these photos?” YES!
It might look like cake smash pictures are all sitting still cute docile babies, but that’s just not true. Each cake smash session is a like wrangling a whole frosting covered zoo! There will be running, crawling, crying, baby chase downs, and, yes, FROSTING everywhere when we’re done. I even have to clean my camera after each cake smash session!
Ella behaved just as Kayla anticipated. But I have a plan for active babies. When they first arrive, one year old are a little cautious. They tend to cling to their parents and stare curiously around. This is when I take family and individual photos on my bed. When babies start trying to crawl off the bed, it’s time for cake!
I also keep mom and dad super close to baby at all times so they feel comfortable. One year olds have some stranger anxiety that’s perfectly normal so I recommend to my parent to bring clothing that’s comfortable to move in especially during the frosting extravaganza. And Ella did not disappoint on frosting! There was frosting all over mom, dad, me, the little bookshelf, and even my exit door!
I mean look at this mischievous face! Baking Sweet Scents‘ semi-naked cakes (that I include with your session fee) are just this good!
Finally, when your baby starts to get bored with frosting, I finish the session in a bubble bath. I often say that one year olds typically cry either during the bath or during the cake, but rarely during both. Ella cried during neither, but she was clearly a little high on frosting!
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I was so excited for Claire’s Girly Tutu and Pearls Cake Smash Photography Session Simpsonville SC! I’ve photographed Claire as a newborn, at 3 months, at 6 months, and now it was time for her one year session. Claire’s mom Lindsey has always been super involved in planning Claire’s sessions. Lindsey has chosen adorable outfits, Lindsey’s own baby dresses, and including a simple white onesie to focus on Claire’s inherent beauty. So it’s no surprise that Lindsey creatively designed Claire’s set. She handmade this banner and tutu! I loved seeing Lindsey’s vision come true! Lindsey and I also collaborated with Christine at Baking Sweet Scents for this adorable (and dairy free) smash cake. Each session includes a semi-naked cake like this one from Baking Sweet Scents. Lindsey added sprinkles and color to her order and I love the effect! Claire LOVED Baking Sweet Scents cake. She even hugged and face planted into it. It was glorious. Claire even had to enjoy the frosting with her toes! We laughed so hard we could barely breathe. Not all babies love their cake as much as Claire did, but every baby is equally emotional about cake. From tears to screaming horror at the sticky substance on their hands to feeding cake to mom and siblings, all one year olds react uniquely. Before these cake smash images we also took some simple portraits. You can see Lindsey’s unique style in her beautiful wardrobe choices for Claire. And I love that Lindsey also opted for family photos. Are you looking to create and design your own daughters girly cake smash? I would love to hear your creative ideas and collaborate with you to create the images that you are dreaming up. Click here to tell me about your baby, your wishes, and get information about working with me.
I was so excited to see Reagan and her family for Classic Timeless One Year Old Photography Greer SC. This is my third session with Reagan this year. I got to see her as a newborn (click here to see the whole session) and at six months old (click here to see the six month session). It’s such a joy to watch Quiet Graces Babies Grow up! Here are a couple of pictures from her first two sessions!
We started Reagan’s session with some portraits. I love how you can see her personality in the two images below. She just HAD to pull that bow right off her head!
Like most one year olds, Reagan had a little bit of stranger anxiety. She wasn’t quite sure of of me. But she did warm up during these portraits and even let mama Heather dart out of the room to borrow some clothing from the studio wardrobe for herself and big sister Emery. The outfit that Reagan is wearing in this portrait set is also part of the studio wardrobe. The green silk skirted set is a studio favorite from Cora and Violet’s Shop.
Studio Sibling and Family Pictures
Once Emory and Heather were dressed we took some images of everyone together. Often mama’s shy away from being in pictures, but one of my favorite things about Heather is that she always jumps in the images. Her bravery is a beautiful example for these sweet girls and they’ll always remember how much she adored them!
Emery hammed it up for me this session! It was a joy to capture these smiles because Emery takes more time to warm up than most 8 year olds. I drew her an elephant to sit on and let her take home some of the posing paper after the session. I think that helped. These mama and daughter cuddles are my absolute favorites from this session!
Finally, we finished the session with a cake smash! Christine of Baking Sweet Scents makes a semi-naked cake for all of my cake smash session that’s included in your session fee. Most clients opt for plain cream frosting, but Heather went super pink and girly for Reagan and I love it!
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