North Shore Cake Smash Photos :: Miss A

North Shore, MA Cake Smash Photos :: Miss A’s First Birthday

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Miss A and her family came to my North Shore studio for her cake smash photos. I’ve been photographing this little lady and her big brother since he was just one year old. And mama was pregnant with this little lady! Cake smash sessions are always so much fun, but there is a little added fun for me when it’s a little one I’ve seen grow from a tiny baby into a one year old. For the first part of this session, I focused on family portraits, sibling portraits, and some solo shots of Miss A and also her big brother by himself. I always start with these before the real (and messy!) fun starts. And by this, I of course mean the cake portion!

As an added bonus for the family portrait session, we were joined by Miss A’s grandparents. Grandparents are such special people and any time I get to celebrate that special bond, I jump at the chance. I think it’s safe to say everyone involved will treasure those pictures!

One of the best things about this North Shore cake smash session is how expressive Miss A’s face is. Especially in the last shot from the cake smash. We’ve all been there. Just done!  But this is such an adorable (and hilarious) shot, and so realistic. I love when I get to capture the reality of the situation. These shots are usually some of the favorites, even if they aren’t the smiley, happy ones.

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Styling For This North Shore First Birthday Photo Cake Smash Session

For the portrait portion of this session, Miss A had a few different outfits. One was the truly adorable sailor outfit. This coordinated well with big brother’s outfit while still standing out on its own. She also had a precious pink dress. Both of these outfits were great choices because they were classic and simple.

For Miss A’s cake smash it was all about the perfect cake smash combination: tutu, balloons, and a glittery party hat. I have balloons and a helium tank in my studio, not to mention an assortment of party props. One less thing for parents to worry about.

Cake Smash sessions are some of the most fun we have in the studio. Sometimes, the sessions are classic and timeless. Other times they’re detailed and themed. Either way, my team and I love them. Which is why we created a Cake Smash Bucket List in 2019. See more fun cake smash ideas there, and on our Cake Smash Pinterest board!

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Choosing Wall Art To Display

Do you love wall art? Are you just a bit overwhelmed trying to decide between framed prints and gallery wrapped canvases? Or maybe you know what you want you’re just not sure what size would work best in your home. Let me help! Whether you’re looking for just a single piece of wall art or a whole wall gallery. Just send me a photo of the wall you’re looking to decorate, with a piece of printer paper taped to it so that I can get the proper dimensions of the room. Then I can digitally add your portraits as framed artwork or gallery wrapped canvases. No more guessing how things will look! Below is an example from this North Shore cake smash photo session!

Are you looking for first birthday and cake smash photos in the North Shore? Crabapple Photography in Andover MA serves clients from around the area including Chelmsford, Lowell, Dracut, Wakefield and more. Kate McKenna has been photographing babies of all ages since 2009. Contact Kate today!

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  • Cecilia DellerABSOLUTELY looove the pictures! one of the most humble and sweetest families i have ever met May 16, 2018 – 10:09 amReplyCancel

    • KateSeriously! They are so awesome 😉 May 16, 2018 – 10:27 amReplyCancel

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Welcome to Crabapple Photography! I'm Kate and I've been a family portrait photographer since 2009. My specialty is newborns, babies and children. We have fun! My style is clean and whimsical and I am a detail person.

My studio is located in Andover, MA and I proudly photograph families in the North Shore of MA, Greater Boston and Southern NH areas. I also offer on location outdoor sessions as well.

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