Sweet little Quinn had her birthday back in June and had the most adorable cake smash ever! She's actually the only baby I've had willingly (after some coaxing) smash her cake and eat it! Her mama made the cake and the banner and she did such a great job! She acted like it was awful in some photos but you know she had so much fun. She warmed right up to me from the start and gave me the cutest smiles ever!!! And I am absolutely in love with her lilac & gold romper her mama brought for the cake smash part!
Sweet little Harlow! This backdrop was delightful. I had other plans for this sessions and I am grateful they didn't work out. So when Harlow's gorgeous mama booked her session with me, it was still the beginning of January and I remember she told me she wanted floral, pink and gold. Done. I was on it. I had it all mapped out in that same day, lined my ducks up in a row and went on my merry way thinking that I had it all planned out and was set.
Fast forward two months and two days before Harlow's session I was missing the floral backdrop that I had planned to use and had to come up with something else off the top of my head, and on the fly. Naturally a trip to Michael's and some hot glue should do the trick. I bought some Savage Seamless Paper and got to work, gluing flowers I bought onto the paper to create this stunning backdrop, custom made just for Harlow! It turned out so so nice and her mama made the most gorgeous little cake, it was all so perfect & meant to be. You can see a sped up clip of me (and my kids and my amazingly helpful sister) making the backdrop here.
On a side note, if you're ever in the market for a makeup artist (a ridiculously gorgeous, talented and sweet makeup artist, you can book Harlow's mama Kelsey over at Something Borrow Beauty. I love the lovely fellow mom bosses I get to work with!
I hope you enjoy this session as much as I did! Have a happy week!
William came to me for his newborn session last January! He was the first babe of 2016 and he was ALSO the only boy I photographed the entire year of 2016! He was ALMOST also the first boy of 2017 but he was beat out by another little newborn, only by week or so.
His session went so well. He had a Dumbo themed newborn session and his mamma made all the decorations for his cake smash session.
His cake was made by the lovely Avenue Bakery here in Airdrie, here is their website and facebook page.
I love this family and can't wait to photograph them again!
So I haven't been doing any studio type sessions except for newborns for quite some time, I think the last time I did one that I shared was back in 2013. I don't even know why I haven't done them but I've always had requests to do them and I would occasionally on the down low. But then i realized I kind of really loved doing them! The creating of the sessions and dreaming up sets and finding props and of course the shopping for stuff! It's such an addiction. So when this lovely little family asked if I would do their daughter's First Birthday shoot I decided to open up my service menu to take on more sessions like this.
This family first came to me back in November when their daughter was just 4 months old! She was so smiley and adorable, I was so excited to have her back in front of my camera. Mom wanted the session to be super girly and cute, so this set worked out really well. It also worked out that the tutu she had made and the letters to spell the babe's name worked really well! They were a great pop of colour. I am very happy with how this session turned out!