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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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Martha Stewart feature! Danielle’s tips for taking milestone photos of your baby

I am feeling incredibly excited to have been featured on Martha Stewart, “5 Precious Keepsakes to Capture Your Baby’s Milestones“! The article includes my do-it-yourself tips for taking your own milestone photos at home. Plus, my own daughter’s adorable 7 month photo is included!

Check out the article for creative ways to help you capture the many milestones of your little one’s first year. And use my tips to document this fleeting, precious time in your baby’s life!

During’s Macie’s first year, I got asked a lot where the milestone blanket featured in the article is from. It is a BatzKids blanket. Here is the full year of Macie’s monthly blanket photos! Use my tips from the article to get creative and take pictures of your little one on a blanket 🙂   

Check out my previous feature on Martha Stewart, How to Make a Dazzling No Sew Tutu!

Holden Turns One Year old!

I have loved photographing this little dude over the past year. We started when he was about 1 month old, then I saw him for his 6 month sitting milestone, and finally captured his one year old session! What an honor it is for me to document this baby's first year. He is such a happy guy and I look forward to seeing his family again soon! For more cake smash milestone images, visit our gallery here.

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