Natural Cake Smash Session:: Columbus Ohio Children's Photographer.

I LOVE cake smash sessions!!

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They are such a fun way to celebrate the first year of your babies life. You can be so creative with your session, choosing any color, theme or style of cake!

Emerson just had his cake smash session, and we decided to keep it pretty neutral! I had done my son, Conner’s, cake smash all natural, with a naked cake on cream. When I showed it to Emerson’s parents, they told me to go wild with creativity! So I added a few elements to E’s session that I wish I had with Conner’s. A few more natural wood props, some more green and the mocha colored paper, instead of cream.

I LOVED IT. And Emerson came ready to smash his cake. His parents said he wasn’t overly into his birthday cake, so they weren’t expecting much. I will tell you, he DEMOLISHED his cake and shared some with daddy! His three tier cake was a pile of crumbs when he was finished, and we even had to stop him from “painting” my studio in butter cream!

I will say, his outfit was a tad too small, and dad kept calling him Burt Reynolds the entire shoot!

If you’re undecided on booking a cake smash, definitely check out these photos and contact us so we can help you setup your customized session! The more creative, the better!

I’m secretly dying to do an 80’s themed cake smash, complete with rubix cube cake. Hint, hint.

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Conner's Natural Cake Smash :: Columbus Ohio Baby Photographer

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. 

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 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!