Sofie | One Year Session | Farm Cake Smash
This sweet girl came in for her one year session / cake smash. Her mom wanted an Old McDonald type Farm theme one year session and luckily we had everything to put this together. In addition to Sofie's cake smash session we did a few FINE ART, Classical baby portraits. I LOVE these so much and hope to do more Fine Art Baby Portraits in the very near future. Austin Newborn Photography will be branching out to Fine Art Family Portraits as part of our offerings for 2021, too.
Austin Newborn Photography's Cake Smash and Splash session includes pre-cake photos and we usually have a simple backdrop set up for these for variety from the cake smash set, which is usually very thematic and can be quite busy with balloons, and various other props to carry out the theme. Many little ones are not a fan of the cake portion of the session. One year sessions sometimes are a bit overwhelming for these little ones. With different people (especially during the Coronavirus Pandemic), all of the props, the lights, people trying to get smiles, and looks, etc. Plus during cake smash sessions baby is exposed to different textures in the cake. Sometimes they LOVE the cake sometimes the absolutely do not like it at all. We at Austin Newborn Photography understand that all babies are different with their own likes and dislikes and during a One Year Session we get what we get. Sofie, did not like the cake. We got some cute photos, but she did not totally demolish the cake as one might imagine a cake smash should go. This is common.
But, despite her dislike of the cake, we came away from the session with some beautiful One Year Portraits.