Did someone say, CAKE!??
Ok, seriously.. who wouldn't enjoy watching a child experience something as awesome as a messy cake for the first time? It's like watching a food fight except (usually) you don't have to get covered in food as well. You get to sit back, relax (or take pictures in my case) and enjoy the show! First you have to convince them that it is okay to stick their hands in it and make a mess, which is probably quite confusing for a lot of one-year-olds that are used to being told NOT to do that at home. Once you get past that step, you have to get them to actually put it in their mouth because it does, in fact, taste as good as it looks. After that, the party is on and things get fun! I absolutely love shooting a child's Cake Smash. The faces they make as they go through the previously mentioned process are so fun, and I love capturing that so parents can paste them all over yearbook announcements in 17 years when they graduate high school ;) .
Miss Lydia was no exception! She actually was not too happy with me that day, but once she got rolling, she realized that maybe things weren't quite as bad as she thought..for now! (I understand Lydia.. cake has that effect on me too!) Which is fine with me! At one point, actually..make that two, she decided to dump the whole cake off the stand and onto the floor.. might as well, right!? It was quite hilarious actually. After all was said and done, her photos are colorful and adorable, and will be great memories for Mom & Dad!
P.S. Feel free to bring a cupcake for the photographer to your next cake smash session..it keeps us from having to lick the floor after you leave. Just kidding!! (or am I?)
Is your child turning one this year? If so, check out my website for more information on my All-inclusive Cake Smash sessions so we can document the occasion beautifully!
Stacey Zoll is a photographer based in Manhattan, Kansas that serves the surrounding areas of the Flint Hills, including Fort Riley, Junction City, Wamego, Saint George, Kansas City, Salina, and other surrounding areas! Wedding service areas include Kansas City, Topeka, Wichita, Salina, Abilene, and other areas of Northeast Kansas and Southwest Missouri. SZP offers services for Glamour / Boudoir, Engagement, Wedding, Maternity, Newborn, Cake Smash, Seniors & Teens, Family and more!
Images included on blog are a lower quality than what the client actually receives.
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