Let there be cake!

Cake smash photography has become a popular trend for babies turning one year old. All babies react differently to this new sensation- eating sugar, getting messy, and playing with cake. It is fun to watch and I always love to end a cake smash shoot with a bath because most babies LOVE the bath! We started with a family session, sibling photos and candid moments and ended with cake. Happy birthday baby girl!

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Family portrait photography Los Angeles, Baby first birthday cake smash photographer
Family portrait photography Los Angeles, Baby first birthday cake smash photographer
Family portrait photography Los Angeles, Baby first birthday cake smash photographer
Family portrait photography Los Angeles, Baby first birthday cake smash photographer
Family portrait photography Los Angeles, Baby first birthday cake smash photographer
Family portrait photography Los Angeles, Baby first birthday cake smash photographer
Family portrait photography Los Angeles, Baby first birthday cake smash photographer
Family portrait photography Los Angeles, Baby first birthday cake smash photographer
Family portrait photography Los Angeles, Baby first birthday cake smash photographer
Family portrait photography Los Angeles, Baby first birthday cake smash photographer
Family portrait photography Los Angeles, Baby first birthday cake smash photographer
Family portrait photography Los Angeles, Baby first birthday cake smash photographer
Family portrait photography Los Angeles, Baby first birthday cake smash photographer
Family portrait photography Los Angeles, Baby first birthday cake smash photographer
Family portrait photography Los Angeles, Baby first birthday cake smash photographer
Family portrait photography Los Angeles, Baby first birthday cake smash photographer
Family portrait photography Los Angeles, Baby first birthday cake smash photographer
Family portrait photography Los Angeles, Baby first birthday cake smash photographer
Family portrait photography Los Angeles, Baby first birthday cake smash photographer
Family portrait photography Los Angeles, Baby first birthday cake smash photographer
Family portrait photography Los Angeles, Baby first birthday cake smash photographer
Family portrait photography Los Angeles, Baby first birthday cake smash photographer
Family portrait photography Los Angeles, Baby first birthday cake smash photographer
Family portrait photography Los Angeles, Baby first birthday cake smash photographer
Family portrait photography Los Angeles, Baby first birthday cake smash photographer

Mama’s Sweet Boy

Sweet little August was getting ready to celebrate his first birthday and what better way than with a cake smash shoot! We started out capturing pictures with mom, baby and doggie at their home. Although he was not a fan of his birthday cake, he LOVED his bath that immediately followed. Such happy photos of a lovely family:

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Tea for two.

These darling girls had a tea party all ready for our shoot in their backyard. The session was put together to document the girls together and also to celebrate Quinn’s first birthday with a cake smash! Their mom had so many perfect props to enhance the photos, check out those birthday boards she had made!! It was such a lovely day and and there were so many fun photos to choose from:

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Time Flies!

It has been quite awhile since I posted personal photos of my little ones, now 4.5 and 2.5 years old. I feel so lucky to not only do what I love for a living, but to also be able to spend so much time with my children, watching them grow and capturing the important times in their lives. Here are some of the photos I have taken over the past year and a half and what they were taken for:

This photo was taken for their 1st and 3rd birthday invitation. We had a joint bubble birthday party, hiring a bubble specialist to entertain the kids.

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This photo was taken for Jaelyn turning three and Griffin’s 11th month:beauties and babies photography 15 beauties and babies photography 16

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Holiday card 2013, front and back:beauties and babies photography 13

This one was taken on a tripod.beauties and babies photography 17

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and Griffin turning 1.5:beauties and babies photography 10

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And this is their cousin Beckett who was vacationing with us. Love this shot of the two together!beauties and babies photography 18

My daughter and her friend Harley had a Frozen 4th birthday party. These were the invitation photos (one of each girl as Elsa since they both adore her!)beauties and babies photography 12 beauties and babies photography 14

Griffin’s 2nd Birthday invitation (superhero party, of course!)beauties and babies photography 08

And Halloween 2014:beauties and babies photography 24

Holiday Card 2014 (caption: nothing beats the holidays)beauties and babies photography 07

This was an outtake and my favorite image of the shoot but I went with the shot above for a more warm fuzzy photo.beauties and babies photography 09

And this was taken on a tripod:beauties and babies photography 06

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Taken a week ago, this was to document their half year marks and new haircuts!beauties and babies photography 05

birthday boy!

Leo the Lion was almost one year old at our cake smash photo shoot. I photographed him first as a newborn and then at 3 months old. This time he came to my studio with a darling cake and some #1 cookies. Well, he wasn’t too crazy about the cake but he LOVED the cookies which also made for some adorable shots. Happy birthday Leo, you were such a pleasure to photograph again!

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eat cake!

Three babies came to my studio to have their birthday cake smash portraits done in honor of their first birthdays. Each one had a different reaction but all three made a mess and had a blast! Their outfits and cakes were darling and we took some adorable photos. Here are my favorites from the shoot:

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Sandy was a cute little one year old who came to my studio to do a birthday cake smash. She was a little shy and reserved in the beginning but she came out of her shell and we had an amazing shoot with some darling photos. Happy birthday Sandy, here are my favorite pictures:

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birthday and family shoot in one

Brooklyn was a darling little girl who had just turned one when we did our photography session. We did a cake smash to honor and document her big day. Her big brother Noah was great fun in front of the camera and was really sweet to watch with his baby sister. This family did the shoot in their lovely home and it was a great pleasure working with them. We took so many great photos, here are some standouts from the shoot:

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happy birthday boys!!

George and Jordan were twin boys I photographed in celebration of their upcoming birthday. These two adorable boys came to my studio where we started out doing birthday shots and ended with a fun and super messy cake smash! They were smiley, energetic and very busy. We had such a fun shoot and they were so covered in cake we had to hose them off to get them clean. So many great shots to choose from, here are my favorites:

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