Mama has taken a photo of this sweet baby boy every month with his little hand made, gold fish baby blanket to document his precious growth and monthly Milestone. When we were discussing what theme she had in mind she was thinking of something Nautical or Beachy, perhaps, and then we thought it would be fun to incorporate his baby blanket somehow, as it seemed fitting to finish his first year with the baby blanket in tow!
I always tell Mom and Dad, a One Year Milestone isn't just a Milestone for the baby, it signifies the completion of that first epic, trying year of teething, sleepless nights, fever changing phases and cues, going from no kids or to more kids, it's always an all around adjustment for everyone! It's a celebration for all of how they've ALL grown together as a family and transitioned to a new Normal.
I tailor my custom Cake Smash Sets to the parents wishes and I take care of e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g! All they have to do is bring the baby (and an outfit change, if desired)! Depending on the schedule and demands of my families, I love doing on in-person consultation or we can do it all on the phone, whatever works for them! Mom sent me a pic of the baby blanket and arrived to a custom designed set of intricately hand crafted fish cut outs to match her sweet boys baby blanket and an awesome balloon arch to really give this little set some dramatic flare, as well as an artistically decorated cake ready to be smashed (this artist edible was done by the talented Heather's Hot Buns Bakery)!!
My Cake Smash & Splash Sessions always include a good clean up in a fabulous bubble bath in either my granite basin or little baby clawfoot tub! And what FUN the babies have freely splashing!!
This sweet boy has been in front of my camera since he was in his mama's belly! Few things bring more warm and fuzzy feelings than getting to capture a little one from birth to Milestone!
This little man's mane was something to ROAR about for sure!
How many takes does it take for 3 brothers to look like they're playing nice...more than 4! LOL
No matter how adorable the babies are, you always have to get a 'NOT happy' capture!
I am SO elated to finally have a face diver in my studio!! He went face first into the cake and mama and I were loving it!!!
He was face first not once but multiple times, he attacked that cake like a little Lion, YES!!!!
What better way to finish off a lathering in icing than a Bubble Bath?!
This sweet boy was full of personality and spunk, and he only had eyes for mama! I just adore this little sailor outfit, the latest sweet addition to my client closet!
There is something so precious about this stage, as they begin to sit with more strength in their little bodies, they begin to see a whole new world with every inch they rise.
What expressions this baby boy had, he lasted through 3 outfit changes and then he was done!
Gotta love those sweet little feet!!
An early morning, blue hour to golden sunrise session.