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Toronto First Year Baby Photography: Baby Mischa’s Birthday Cake Smash!

cake smash baby photographyThe final session of our Toronto First Year Baby Photography Plan takes place as baby’s birthday is approaching. We like to celebrate in style at Honeybourne Studio, so we’ve come up with a special way to commemorate this very important milestone: a sticky, messy, sugar-coated cake smash!

Unlike the cake that will be presented at baby’s birthday party, we don’t mind if our little ones pull this prop apart, squeeze the icing between their fingers or even get right in there and bite off a chunk. In fact, that’s exactly what we’re hoping for!

Little Mischa wasn’t sure if she wanted to get her hands mucky, but her dad was on hand to show her how it’s done. At this age, most babies aren’t used to sticking their hands into a huge pile of food. The first shots I take are often of wide-eyed bafflement, but this quickly transforms into tasty fun! These cakes are provided by a local bakery and, as well as exquisite in appearance, are absolutely delicious. Once she’d had her first taste of frosting, the cake was Baby Mischa’s focus for many happy moments as her cheeks got progressively pinker!

The cake smash is such an enjoyable way to bring a series of Toronto first year baby photography sessions to a close. We have so much fun watching baby dive into the cake and lick their sugary fingers and it gives me the perfect opportunity to wish the family all the best for the years ahead – just in case I don’t get to see them again for family portraits and more new arrivals.

Of course, I don’t want to send baby home looking like she’s been frosted herself, so the cake smash is actually the last step in this milestone session. The first is to select the decor that will show off baby’s brand new personality, the second is to order a cake to mach and the third is to find poses that show off baby’s new found abilities. We draped the studio in vintage bunting and delicate pastel colours, then encouraged little Mischa to stand (with the assistance of a chair), crawl and interact with toys.

Finally, once she was done playing with blocks and hugging her teddy bear, we added a tutu and bolero sweater to keep her clothes frosting-free and presented her with the birthday cake – and that’s when the fun began! And then, when it was time for Baby Mischa to leave, we popped her in the bathtub and sent her home as sparkling clean as when she arrived. Happy first birthday to this little sweetie – may every year bring you just as much joy as this one brought us!

Our milestone sessions capture moments throughout your baby’s first year, finally culminating in the cake smash. To find out more about our first year baby sessions or get started with booking your dates, why not give us a contact us now!

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