August 21, 2019
POSTED IN:Cake Smash
I love themed cake smash sessions. Like LOVE LOVE LOVE THEM!! Maybe it’s because I’m a former theatre nerd? Maybe it’s because I’m a bit dramatic? Who knows. But what I do know is that they’re super fun!!
Last year, my friend from my high school years was expecting her baby girl and had contacted me to do her newborn session. And, since she has an affinity for the creepy stuff- we did some crazy themes for her newborn session at my East Orlando Newborn photography studio. Some themes included stranger things, Harry Potter and dungeons and dragons. You can check out her full newborn session here.
So, a few months ago, Desdemona’s mom Ashley reached out to me and was like- “let me run this idea by you… I hope you don’t think it’s too crazy, but would you be interested in doing a Beetlejuice cake smash for Desdemona? I know it’s weird, but I think she would be so cute to be dressed up like Lydia.” And you know what I said?!? “HECK YEAH THAT SOUNDS EPIC!!”. So, here we are 😍😍
When doing these themed cake smashes, I love working side by side with the parents to design a whole set to meet their vision. So, I ordered this backdrop from lemon drop backdrops. Then, the gate and tombstones were from the At Home store. They originally said “RIP” but, I wasn’t comfortable having that with a precious baby girl, so in Photoshop I changed the letters to “ONE” for her first birthday. Ashley made the sand snakes and acquired the Moss from the dollar store, and ordered the Beetlejuice headstone from online. And lastly, her Lydia outfit was designed by Ashley.
Here are more favorites from her cake smash.
Sometimes at the beginning of cake smash sessions, I also do a few family portraits. How cool and creepy are these?
And to wrap it up, we finished with a cute splash session with my tub from Fancy Fabrics and Props.
Pretty cool huh?
Happy first birthday Desdemona!!
February 8, 2019
Happy first birthday to sweet Baby Grace! With every session, I am honored to document the special milestones for each family. Photographing Grace over this past year has been extra special for me since I’ve been friends with her parents James and Julie for over 17 years!
So, prepare yourself for a ton of photos as I share Grace’s first year!
Along with their photoshoot we filmed a sweet announcement video:
We did the Bejer family’s last photoshoot as a family of 3 when doing Julie’s maternity session out at Rollins College in Winter Park Florida. Isn’t she glowing?!
Before we knew it baby Grace made her grand entrance into the world! I was super honored that Julie asked me to be there to document their first moments with a Fresh 48 photo session at Winnie Palmer hospital as Brooke met her baby sister for the very first time. I’m not gonna lie, I had some teary eyes because I was so excited for them!!
10 days later, the Bejer family came over to my home photo studio for Grace’s newborn session. Here are a few of my favorite photos from her session.
Some of the best ages for milestone photos is at 4-months and 8-months. 4 month sessions are great to showcase baby’s milestone of mastering tummy time and smiling a lot. Grace was super smiley and oh-so adorable for her 4-month milestone photo session at Mead Gardens in Winter Park, Florida.
When babies turn 6-8 months, sessions get even more fun since this is the time when your baby can start to sit independently. Here are some of my favorite images from Grace’s 8-month sitter session at Cypress Grove Estate House in Orlando, Fl.
As babies near their 1st birthday- one of the best ways to celebrate this huge milestone is with a cake smash! Julie had sent me a few images for what she had in mind, so I went to Lowe’s and purchased a panel and painted it myself to have the shabby-chic shiplap look. Grace’s Swan Lake cake smash was soooo cute- especially with the ballet bar and the custom cookies Julie had gotten made for this session. Isn’t her sweet little face so precious?!
Thank you so much Julie and James for being my best supporters for my Photography business and allowing me to be there every step of the way for your sweet babies!