As a business owner, it's a great compliment to have a return customer. As a photographer, it's a huge compliment to have another photographer book you for a photo session. So when a fellow photographer and his wife returned to my studio a year after I captured photos for their newborn son so that I could take some cake smash photos.... well, I was very honored to say the least. And I couldn't be happier to work with this amazing family and document Ansel turning one!
When Ansel's Mom requested a painting theme for this session, ideas immediately started popping into my head. I envisioned one element being a canvas that Ansel actually painted himself, so I dropped off a canvas and some paint for Ansel and got to work creating some custom props, including a backdrop. On the day of the session, Ansel showed up with his masterpiece (he may be the next Picasso!) and the perfect cake.
Ansel was a dream for his newborn photos, but he seemed a little more skeptical about this session. That's not uncommon at this age because kiddos can be a little anxious about being away from Mom... even if she is in sight! But after some coaxing, playing, and being silly in the studio, he warmed up to sitting on his own and we ended up with some great photos. As you will see, the cake portion of the session was definitely a hit but Mom, Dad, and I all love the bathtub photos too! No doubt they will reappear sometime in his teenage years so Mom and Dad can have a little fun with them!
Interested in a custom cake smash session for your little one? Contact me today to discuss what we can create together!