Rainbow Cake Smash Ideas

Miss S’s Rainbow Themed Cake Smash and 1 Year Photos :: Waltham MA Photographer

Rainbow cake smash

Miss S came to my studio to celebrate her first birthday and celebrate we did! Mom wanted a rainbow and unicorn theme for this cake smash. But, unfortunately, she forgot the rainbow prop she had planned to bring. But no worries–I was able to add a rainbow in digitally. And I really, really love how it turned out. The great thing about digitally adding a rainbow is that I could place it perfectly over Miss S, or even make it smaller and fit over my beloved ONE wooden letters. This was definitely a case of a forgotten prop turning out to be a blessing in disguise! A pink backdrop, some hanging silver stars, a unicorn horn headband and the cake was all that was needed to set the stage for a whimsical cake smash.

Something extra fun about this theme? During Miss S’s newborn photography session, she had both a unicorn headband AND a rainbow headband. I love getting to make these little connections between multiple sessions! For more cake smash photos check out my recent Cake Smash Photography round up blog post or my Cake Smash Photo Ideas Pinterest board!

Rainbow and unicorn first birthday portrait ideas with cake

Adding Holiday Photos to Milestone Sessions

This rainbow cake smash session was in the late fall, which also makes it the perfect time for something else. Christmas photos! During the fall my studio does turn into a mini Santa’s workshop/winter wonderland. Between my holiday mini sessions, Santa Claus photos, and people wanting updated Christmas photos for cards. This makes it super easy for me to add a quick holiday set up during any milestone photos. In this case, a red dress on Miss S and some little pine trees and a reindeer was enough to make some sweet and simple holiday photos. If your little one has a birthday, or any other milestone, in fall–ask about adding some holiday photos to your session!

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Want ideas and inspiration for a rainbow cake smash? This Waltham MA session used a digitally added rainbow to make the perfect backdrop for a whimsical and magical unicorn cake smash. Crabapple Photography is located in Andover MA and serves clients from around the area including Sudbury,  WellesleyBrooklineSomerville, and beyond. Kate McKenna has been photographing babies and children of all ages since 2009. Contact Kate today to learn more or 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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