First birthday cake smashing is the newest trend sweeping the nation. Increasingly more popular over the last 2-3 years, moms everywhere are celebrating their little ones turning the big O-N-E by letting them dig in to a pint-sized cake and documenting the adorable messiness that ensues! The messier they get, the better. Cake smash sessions can be a bit unpredictable, but are always so much fun. Read on to find out more about what to expect, a few tips for cake smashing success, and our favorite local cake vendors.
This tree swing was a DIY labor of love and I am completely IN LOVE how it turned out! I’ve longed for a tree swing for years and finally figured out a way to make it happen – I couldn’t be more pleased with the results. These sessions are a great option for any age….toddlers, school age, sisters…even pregnant bellies! Babies are welcome with their mamas.
I apologize in advance for what must be my longest blog post ever. ;) Growing up in Minnesota and having all of my family still there means we spend a lot of time back and forth throughout the year – mostly in the summer months. Last summer I made a few fun trips for Minnesota summer mini sessions. The location was a farm place just outside of my small hometown. IT WAS PERFECT! That barn.
Being asked to photograph another photographer’s family is a huge honor…and also one always filled with a lot of nervous energy. :) This past summer my good friend and photographer extraordinare Jen packed up her family and drove down to see me for a photo session and fun little getaway. I’m so thankful this profession has been able to connect me with some of my very best friends. Her kiddos are absolutely adorable (hello awesome outfits!) and were perfectly behaved! We know that’s sometimes not always the case with photographers’ children, or maybe that’s just my own. ;) The way her boys interacted with sweet Harper absolutely melted my heart, it was obvious how much they adored her. It’s pretty safe to assume that anyone messing with Miss Harper will have to go through her big brothers first.
Here are a ton of my favorites from their session. Too many faves.
I first met Mila and her lovely family last year for her newborn photography session. I remember meeting her and feeling like I’d hit the dream baby jackpot! She was gorgeous, squishy, and perfectly sleepy with a full head of dark hair & gorgeous eyelashes…AND had the most adorable and cooperative big brother. :) Then they signed up for the Bebe Plan…BONUS…as a Bebe Plan member I’d get to see her several times throughout the year!
A few weeks ago Mila came back for the second session of her Bebe Plan. I felt like I’d died and gone to heaven…she is just a photographer’s dream. :) Still as gorgeous as ever and now EVEN SQUISHIER! I could have easily photographed her all day long – completely adore this little lady. It’s always an honor to be able to share in first year memories – can’t wait to see this family again in the fall.
Isn’t she the absolute sweetest?!?! Here’s Mila now. Watching my little clients change over the first year is one of my very favorite things.