Hellooooo!! Another blog. It has been awhile. My apologies….I have a daughter who hates sleep. She wakes up all smiley and happy, mocking me with those grins and drooly smiles…some might look at her and think she is a sweet doll who is just loves me so much she wants to be awake with me more often than any baby should be, but I see a baby who is screaming out, “SLEEP IS FOR SISSIES!!” She is stubborn, but oh so gorgeous. Moving on….
This is Miss Emma. She is also gorgeous and celebrated her first birthday with a wonderful cake smash session here in studio. I have updated my backdrop collection, but wanted to share all of the images her mama chose from her session to show you just what a Mini Session looks like. A lot of people wonder if it’s enough images, or if it’s acceptable for a cake smash. So, here is the outcome of a cake smash mini session.
The Mini Session studio option includes up to about 45 minutes of photography. Honestly, I don’t know many babies and young children who have much more than that in them anyway, so the time is a great amount of time to capture some seriously lovely images. It includes 15 images (you get to choose from a gallery of them…there are usually around 25 to 30 partially edited images in the gallery. After you pick your favourites, I finish the knit-picky edits and send them your way via Drop Box – a super cool online sharing / downloading site that doesn’t mess around with the awesomeness of your photos). Then, you download them right to your computer and print and share to your heart’s content. Please, do print your images!! Nothing lasts longer than gorgeous prints in a frame or book. If you want professionally printed images along with your digitals, I can help you with that….as I can also help with adorable mini and full size albums.
Anywhooo….enough explanation, here is the start of the show!!
We start with “clean” images – pre cake smash – so you can get those smiles and adorable grins in a super cute outfit. I have a ton of little knit items, tutus, etc., or you can bring your own. Emma’s mom brought this super sweet dress. Loved it. Emma, however, wasn’t so keen on the whole endeavour. But hey, she’s one and totally entitled to cry on her birthday!!
The image above makes me laugh every single time I look at it. I laughed when she gave me that look during the session, and I seriously laugh every time I see this image. That is EXACTLY how she felt about me taking her photo. So amazing!
She is smiling at her brother in this image. It makes me melt how much little siblings love their older siblings. So much love!
We changed the set a bit for the cake smash itself. Mom wanted a different backdrop, which is great because cake smashes and mini sessions come with 2 backdrop choices. You get to pick your favourites and I just added a handful of new drops to my collection. I love how both sets turned out!
“It’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to, cry if I want to, cry if I want to…” oh, and she wanted to. Looooove this shot!!
But brother and cake made it all better!
There it is! A Mini Session cake smash done in studio. Mom brought her own cake, I supplied the romper, headband and pearls. There are endless options. This type of session is great for older babies and younger children and siblings. They are available ALL the time for booking, not just special mini offerings one day here or there.
If you are interested in booking a mini session for a cake smash or a regular session to update photos of your little one(s), please contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 519-717-7002 or by clicking on the “CONTACT” link via this website. Also visit us on Facebook for more information and samples of images.