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Reliving the Roaring 20’s | Connecticut One Year Session

Cake Smash

The 20’s are back again, baby! And so is little Elodie, celebrating her first birthday with a 20’s themed Cake Smash Session. I loved celebrating her birth a year ago with her newborn session, and ever since then she’s only grown more beautiful and more full of personality!

Her parents, Leah and Patrick, worked together with me to incorporate the perfect theme for this birthday bash in the studio. I loved their idea to incorporate 20’s/Great Gatsby themed outfits and decorations into this session! The outfits were wonderful, with a pink onesie and a pink skirt reminding you of a timeless era, and a feathery headband with strings of pearls completed the look. The colors were bright and happy, to match Elodie’s beaming smile.

Cake Smash Sessions are some of my favorites, especially when I get to see how a newborn that I had the pleasure of meeting just a year ago has grown. Elodie’s parents were able to match the cake to her personality, as the cake in this kind of session is able to be customized and personalized to match the vision for the shoot. Before Elodie dug into her own gorgeous cake, we were able to capture some wonderful moments. If I had to pick, some of my favorites were her cute expressions as she sat calmly on our gray easy chair, waiting for a chance to get at her cake.

After a quick wardrobe change, Elodie was ready to dig in to her scrumptious cake, and she (and her parents!) loved every moment of it! Her pearls and her headband, combined with her frilly skirt, captured the atmosphere of the 20’s in a beautiful way, even if that wasn’t at the front of Elodie’s mind. She had no fear of the mess, and she started smashing away at the delectable in front of her. She was fascinated with the frosting, wiping it on her outfit and even painting the floor with it!

We were able to capture some wonderful forever moments to celebrate Elodie’s first year, and I’m sure that mom and dad will treasure these memories for years to come.

Is your baby’s birthday coming up? A cake smash session is the perfect way to celebrate, while capturing the precious moments in your family’s life. Contact me here to book your session today!


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