Wilmington Mermaid Cake Smash :: Miss H

Miss H’s Magical Mermaid Cake Smash :: Wilmington MA

Mermaid themed cake smash portraits using blue, purple, and pink as a color palette.

If you’ve been around the blog for a while, you know I absolutely LOVE a fun and colorful cake smash. I love these cake smash sessions so much, my team and I created a cake smash theme bucket list back in 2019. And a mermaid themed cake smash was one of the first ideas added to the list. So when Miss H’s mom from Wilmington MA contacted me about a fun and magical mermaid cake smash, I was super excited.

As with any milestone session I started off with some solo portraits of Miss H. I had previously met Miss H and her family for family portraits a few months before her first birthday. I loved getting to photograph her with her mom and dad during their family session. Getting the chance to focus on just Miss H this time around was definitely a treat.

For more cake smash fun, check out our Cake Smash Pinterest board!

Incorporating A Theme Into Your 1 Year Photos

The truth is, a theme idea works for any milestone session. Whether it’s newborn, one year, or an older child. But cake smash sessions like this Wilmington one have become a very popular choice for themed and colorful sessions. And it makes perfect sense. A baby’s first birthday is all about celebrating. And what better way to celebrate than with color and fun. Plus with a cake as part of the portrait session it’s already super fun. Why not add a themed element?

In this cake smash, the mermaid theme started with a color palette. Shades of blue, purple, and hints of pink was a perfect choice for this theme. A colorful backdrop and some tissue paper flowers matched the colorful ombre cake. Then it was all about the nautical details. I used a boat prop I have in the studio and some shells to add the ocean feel to the set. And then, it was all about Miss H’s Mermaid At Heart top and mermaid tail leggings to finish off the theme. This is a great example of how parents don’t have to go crazy buying themed props and decorations for their little one’s cake smash session. For any small details you want to include in your session (or in your child’s first birthday party) I always suggest Etsy. But be careful, if you’re like me, once you start you can’t stop!

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Are you looking for a cake smash portrait session near Wilmington MA? Crabapple Photography is conveniently located in Andover MA and serves clients from around the area including Reading, North Reading, Burlington, Woburn and more. Contact Kate today to book your session.

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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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