Fall Themed Cake Smash :: Mr. D

Mr. D’s Fun and Festive Fall Themed Cake Smash :: South Hamilton MA Photographer

Christmas themed baby portrait with a reindeer, tiny Christmas tree, and Santa's cookies cookie jar.

I first met this little man for his newborn photos, which made me even more excited to celebrate his birthday with him! Mr. D celebrated his fall birthday with a fun and festive themed cake smash session in my studio. But as much as this session was about celebrating his birthday, that wasn’t all we did. One of the great things about fall birthdays when it comes to professional portrait sessions is getting the chance to take advantage of the session and take some holiday photos as well. In this case, we did this really sweet set up with a Santa’s Cookies jar, a plate of cookies and some milk, and obviously one very cute baby. This little set up of Mr. D “stealing” Santa’s cookies was beyond adorable. And it worked out well when we transitioned to the fall themed cake smash, too.

Christmas themed baby photos using a cookie jar that says "Santa's Cookies", milk, cookies, and other small props.
Santa's Cookies themed baby portraits using props and accessories.

What Happens When Baby Won’t Eat Their Cake?

As crazy as it is to think about, sometimes babies really have no interest in eating their smash cake. Over the years I’ve learned that a lot of times it’s because they really don’t know what it is, not many have had cake before this! Hiding cheerios or other snacks can be a way to get those traditional “smash” photos. In this case, Mr. D loved the cookies from the Christmas photos. So we just brought them over to him and he happily snacked on some cookies instead! This cake smash was fun and on theme for a fall birthday. Fall leaves, a sweet birch tree cake, and shades of brown and orange made for a perfect fall themed cake smash.

For more fun cake smash sessions check out my most recent Cake Smash Photography Round Up. And then check out my Cake Smash Photo Ideas Pinterest board!

Funny and hilarious Christmas baby photos stealing Santa's cookies.
I can’t stop laughing every time I see these ones! Hilarious.
Baby stealing Santa's cookies portrait ideas.
Fall themed cake smash photos using leaves, pinecones, and a tree themed cake.
Love this cake for any sort of fall or woodland themed smash!
Close up portrait of a baby at his cake smash session.
Fun and festive fall themed cake smash with oranges and browns.
Using a cookie instead of cake during a cake smash when the baby doesn't want to eat cake.
Cookie, meet cake.
One year old portrait of a baby boy eating a cookie.
Birthday cake ideas for fall themed first birthday cake smash session.
Baby Portrait of a 1 year old boy wearing a brown bowtie and suspenders.
First birthday portrait ideas using browns and oranges and a fall theme.
Autumn themed first birthday cake smash photography session using fall leaves, pinecones, and shades of brown and orange.
Autumn in New England themed first birthday cake smash photo session using brown and orange, leaves, pinecones, and a tree cake.
One year baby portraits in front of dark wood background. Baby is wearing brown corduroy overalls and a plaid shirt.
And some very sweet non-themed portraits to celebrate this milestone, too!
Styling and posing ideas for one year baby portraits of baby standing using a wooden stool in front of a dark wood backdrop.

Are you looking for a fun and festive fall themed cake smash session? Crabapple Photography is located in Andover MA and serves clients from around the area including South Hamilton, Salem, Rowley, Newburyport, and beyond. Kate McKenna has been photographing babies and children of all ages since 2009. Contact Kate today to learn more!

Using bubbles for baby portraits in front of a dark background.
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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.

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