I loved serving Marquita and her family again for these Minimalist Cake Smash Pictures Greer SC. You see, Marquita is a repeat client. Three years ago I photographed her sweet boy Augustus for his cake smash. Isn’t he the cutest baby?
Augustus is also an amazing big brother to his sister Petra. Look at their sweet sibling bond. And that smooshy face kiss is to die for! These candid moments are my favorite to photograph. I always want you to be able to remember, not only their sweet little faces, but also their full personality.
Petra fits in perfect with this family bunch. She’s got this wild joyful personality and is just so expressive. Every single photo I took had a different expression. From joy to curiosity to disgust to contentment, we captured all of these sweet faces for Marquita to hold onto.
I’m pretty sure Petra is the perfect addition to the family.
While I try to keep your baby the focus of the session, I also welcome family imagery during a cake smash. Your baby deserves to see how much she is loved. And family portraits are the perfect medium for seeing that love displayed for years to come.
Marquita brought this giant balloon. Christine of Baking Sweet Scents provides a complimentary triple layer semi-naked cake for your session which we frosted in millennial pink per request. And then we just added in some sweet florals. I love the effect of keeping Petra the sole focus of the images.
We finished the session with a little clean up in a milk bath. I always do baths at the end of cake smashes. It’s a great way to clean up, but it’s also a great opportunity for babies who found the cake experience a little overwhelming. Baths are familiar while frosting is not
I love this image as a circle wood print for the house. Seriously, how cute is Petra?!
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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’ve seen this beautiful family for classic studio family photography Greenville, SC five times this year. You can see Whitney’s Maternity session here, and then Abel’s newborn, Three month, Six month session by clicking each individual link. It’s been so beautiful to see Sloan and Abel grow and develop.
At this session, Sloan was the clear star. She wanted to wear something from my client wardrobe rather than what mama picked out and we were cream fits most every color scheme. Sloan loved her mama and dad cuddles so much.
You can really tell how much Josh and Whitney adore their little ones. I’ve been so grateful to watch that love develop.
Nine months is one of my very favorite ages to photograph in the first year. Abel, like all nine month olds, is able to sit steadily, move by crawling or scooting, didn’t have stranger anxiety yet, and has so much personality!!! Abel was even able to stand supported. He was so strong!
Sloan adores Abel. She wants to hold him and squeeze him and love on him. It’s precious to see her emulating her parent’s affection.
Did I mention that Sloan totally stole to the show during this session? My clients all pick their images from a proof gallery so that I’m sure that they get that “one face” that their child makes the most. Sloan’s cheesy smile is the one face that is so uniquely hers. I always smile editing such silly joy. But this angry face (daddy asked her to show it to me) had me almost it tears laughing. Sloan has so much personality!
Whitney, thank you for sharing your beautiful family with me! I can’t wait to see you at Abel’s cake smash soon!
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