Mr. O’s First Birthday and Cake Smash Photos near Medford MA
Mr. O and his parents came to my studio from nearby Medford MA for his first birthday and cake smash photos. I first met him for his newborn portraits. And then I just recently had the whole family back in my studio to help welcome his new baby sister into the family. Every time a family trusts me enough to capture numerous milestones, and for numerous children, I am so thankful! Getting to see Mr. O and family again for these first year and cake smash photos was definitely extra special since I had seen him as a teeny tiny newborn.
When we talked ahead of the session about color and styling choices, mom mentioned that she had already chosen outfits for the family portraits. She went with navy blue with pink/coral accents. I absolutely love this color scheme. Classic, timeless, and a little preppy. You definitely cannot go wrong with that. It also has a definite summertime feel to it (Cape Cod in the summer, anyone?). For more summer styling ideas, check out our Summer Family Styling Guide.
And for more first birthday photo inspiration, check out our Cake Smash Pinterest board!
Cake Smash Behind The Scenes Info
Before any session I send parents a questionnaire. This helps me to make sure that parents and I are on the same page when it comes to their preferences. It’s helpful for me to know what photos are priorities, what props to have easily accessible, and how many people are coming along. I also send out informational emails before any session. The information changes depending on the milestone. For first year and cake smash photos like this Medford session, some of the things I include are about the structure of the session and some behind the scene tricks. And since there’s a pretty important prop that’s unique to these sessions (the cake, of course!), I send along some info about the cake as well. I have a baker that I work with closely, so I’m always more than happy to take care of the cake. But some parents prefer to make or buy their own, and that’s okay as well.
What Mom Is Saying
“Love Kate and her work! She has successfully captured our children since they were newborns. Looking forward to coming back to her for years to come!” -Mom L
Are you looking for first birthday and cake smash photos near Medford MA? Crabapple Photography is located in Andover MA and serves clients from around the area including Malden, Arlington, Melrose, Winchester and beyond. Kate McKenna has been photographing babies of all ages since 2009. Crabapple Photography specializes in custom cake smash portraits, set design and styling. Contact Kate to learn more and book your session!