Zoey came in to celebrate her first birthday with a cake smash session last weekend. Her mom, Keri, is a DIY queen. She made an adorable giant cupcake covered with colorful sprinkles. But that wasn't enough for her--the night before Zoey's session she painted "I'm turning one!" on a special birthday onesie to coordinate with a colorful tutu skirt.
Zoey was a little shy at first, but after a few minutes she started hamming it up for me. I think I only caught one brief grimace the entire session. This baby girl loves being in front of the camera. She especially reveled in bouncing around on the vintage scale I scored a year ago from one of our Albuquerque antique shops.
After playing for a bit, we set up Zoey’s cake. With a little encouragement, she tentatively touched the icing. Mom showed less restraint and helped Zoey make a big mess by smashing the top right into Zoey’s face. The tiny giggles never stopped.
After getting messy with the cake, I made a warm bubble bath for Zoey in a little galvanized tub. Her tiny toes kept peeking up out of the bubbles. Their cuteness was rivaled only by the curly faux hawk mom made while rinsing some of the crumbs from her hair.
Before you go, check out my tips for an enjoyable and frame-worthy first birthday cake smash session, then contact me to schedule your own.