When I did my son, Conner's, newborn pictures, I knew I wanted something sweet and natural. I had taken the Less Is More workshop with Bethney Backhaus Photography and loved the natural look of her work.
So when it came time for his cake smash, I wanted to carry over the theme of his newborn session. I had kept most of his milestone pictures pretty neutral, so it just felt right.
However, while searching the depths of Pinterest, I found hardly anything I liked. His room is decorated in a woodland and fox theme, but I thought that was too busy. So when I began to toy with the idea of a winter themed shoot, with his birthday being in January, I could only find snow flakes and pine tree themed shoots.
Thankfully, my friend at Sweet Fantasy Cake Co. suggested a naked cake. What is a naked cake? It is a cake with barely there frosting and minimal garnishes, making it very simplistic in style. I then took some fake twigs from the craft store to make a #1 cake topper and purchased the fern garland from Hobby Lobby.
Lastly, I had a prop made by my father, a wooden stool, for Conner's newborn session. Well, Conner was less than thrilled with being posed so I never got to use it! I thought the cake smash was the perfect time to finally use it! And boy, did Conner have a blast! He had saved all of his smiles just for this shoot! He dove RIGHT in and licked every last bit of frosting off his fingers, arms and even toes! He had icing in his hair and ears, but kept digging! I am SO pleased with how this came out!!
If you are interested in booking your child's cake smash, contact us and we will be happy to help design your custom session!