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Maryland Cake Smash Photographer | Cake Smash Sessions and Why I Love Them

Every parent knows time with your little ones flies way too fast. One minute you’re rocking them to sleep, the next you’re up late making sure they get home in time for curfew. It’s bittersweet when they meet yet another milestone and your pride swells over with just a twinge of sadness that the moment is ever so fleeting. I love helping families document these precious milestones, knowing they’ll look back on them with fondness for years to come. 

Sweet Treats, Sweeter Smiles

One of my favorite milestone sessions is the first year cake smash. That first year creeps up on you so incredibly fast as you watch your sleeping bundle transform into a curious tot. Their little personalities begin to emerge and it’s a perfect time to document all that sweetness you wish you could just bottle up. Each session includes photos before the cake as well as a series of “smash” photos. I customize each session with a different theme and I love coming up with something truly unique for each baby. Being able to express creativity through the individual set designs is one of the reasons why I love these sessions. 

For a lot of my tiny clients, it’s their first encounter with cake, and watching them play and discover this new and delicious food is truly a treat. Some are hesitant and cautious, and others are game to dive right in. Whether they eat the cake or not, we still have fun with it. It’s one of those developing personality traits that makes each session so unique. If you’re currently enjoying baby snuggles with an infant, don’t blink. That first year is full of long days and sleepless nights but they don’t last forever. Before you know it you’ll be planning a first birthday, and the other years will follow suit just as quickly. I would love to help you document the special first birthday with a cake smash, come up with a theme, get creative, and design something truly unique for your family!

You may not be able to bottle up this time, but with portraits that freeze the moment, you have the next best thing. Cake smashes are so much fun, and you will forever treasure the memories made watching your little one celebrate. 

To book a session, contact the studio using the contact link above! 

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Hand-painted Photography Backdrop for Portrait Sessions at Danielle Sara Photography

Here are the final results of my very first hand-painted photography backdrop in action!

I do not consider myself someone who can paint or draw (stick figures are my go-to!). But painting is something I have been wanting to try as a different creative outlet.  With a little encouragement, tips, and inspiration from fellow photographer friends, I gave this a shot. I stepped outside of my comfort zone and took a risk knowing it could end up a complete disaster. I’m pretty happy with the results, even if it’s not perfect, definitely not straight, a lot of paint was wasted, and my 20 month old daughter was not a very cooperative model!  Maybe I’ll even paint another one 🙂

This backdrop will be available to use with all future sessions at the studio and will definitely be making an appearance again during Cherry Blossom season next Spring!

 

 

 

Summer Smash Cake Session at the Studio

This Summertime smash cake session was a perfect fit for baby Emerson. We incorporated fresh flowers hanging in mason jars for a rustic summertime feel. Customizing sessions for first birthdays is something we love to do. Each one of our cake smash sessions is unique to the birthday baby!  Mom chose a beautiful Pink Peony frame color to display her favorite smash image from the session.  It will hang in Emerson's room. What a fun session we had for this sweetheart! oneyearoldcustomstudio oneyearportraits oneyearoldsmashcake smash cake smashcake customsmashcake

If you are interested in learning more about our custom smash cake sessions, please contact the studio! Check out our gallery of birthday babies here.