Last summer Mishha’s mom contacted me for the first time. She was still pregnant and wanted maternity photos with her husband and two adorable boys. I got to know their beautiful family during that maternity session and Mishha’s newborn session. Since then, Mishha’s been coming in every four months as part of K.D. Elise Photography’s First Year Package. As a baby photographer, one of the best parts of my job is getting to watch little ones grow from tiny newborns, to sitting, crawling and even walking. Every time a baby comes in I’m surprised by how much they’ve grown and changed in such a short amount of time! Change happens so very quickly in that first year, and I’m so glad that I get to document that for parents.

Mishha’s 8 month photos were so much fun! She had developed such a fun, joyful personality over the months and it made me happy just to be in the same room with her!

Baby girl in yellow and blue, sitting in a white chair. Colorado Springs baby photography by K.D. Elise Photography.PINIMAGESmiling baby girl in yellow and grey striped shirt and blue overalls. Baby photography by Colorado Springs photographer K.D. Elise Photography.PINIMAGESmiling baby girl sitting on a pink crate in front of a grey backdrop. Colorado Springs baby photography by K.D. Elise Photography.PINIMAGESmiling baby girl sitting on metal bed by Colorado Springs baby photographer K.D. Elise Photography.PINIMAGE

I absolutely loved the little winter sweater outfit Mishha’s mama brought. It was the perfect outfit for a cold February day and she looked so adorable in it!

Baby girl in cream and pink outfit on wood floor backdrop by Colorado Springs baby photographer K.D. Elise Photography.PINIMAGEBaby girl in cream and pink smiles at the camera. Colorado Springs baby photography by K.D. Elise.PINIMAGEColorado Springs baby photographer K.D. Elise PhotographyPINIMAGEMishha turns one year old next month and I can’t wait to see her cute face again! We’ll be celebrating this very special milestone with a cake smash, and I just know she’s going to be a blast!

A very special thank-you to Mishha’s mom and dad (two of my favorite parents ever!)  for allowing me the honor of watching this sweet girl grow!

To schedule your own milestone session, click the contact button to get in touch. K.D. Elise Photography specializes in baby photography and serves Colorado Springs, Pueblo, and all of Southern Colorado.


Adam’s mom contacted me about fist birthday photos and a circus themed cake smash for him and I was so excited by the theme! I knew right away we needed the classic circus tent stripes for the background with pops of color brought in through accessories. Colorful tissue paper pompoms, a triangle banner, circus tickets and boxes of popcorn created the perfect circus feeling.

For the first birthday photos, we made Adam the “ring master” of his circus! He sat right up on his podium and gave us the most adorable smiles. Adam wasn’t a fan of the top hat his mom had brought, and took it right off. Unfortunately, we didn’t get any photos with it on.

Circus themed first birthday photos of little boy sitting on ring masterPINIMAGECircus themed first birthday photos of little boy in blue suspenders and tie sitting on ring masterPINIMAGEWhen it was time for Adam’s cake smash, he went crazy! This little guy loved his cake! He made a huge mess and left cake everywhere. He was so into it, he even tried to eat the decorations at one point! The cake (perfectly created by Aileen’s Bakery here in Pueblo) was left in absolute ruin. Poor little Adam had cake in between his toes, and even in his nose!

Circus themed first birthday cake smash photo of baby boy eating cake.PINIMAGECircus themed cake smash photo by K.D. Elise Photography, a Colorado Springs Photographer.PINIMAGEBaby boy eating birthday cake during first birthday cake smash photos by K.D. Elise PhotographyPINIMAGEBaby eating birthday cake during circus themed cake smash photos.PINIMAGEBaby boy taking a bite of birthday cake during his first birthday photos with K.D. Elise Photography.PINIMAGE

After the cake smash, we put a very greasy Adam into the wash basin for a quick clean up. He stayed just as happy and smiley!


Adam’s circus themed first birthday photos and cake smash were so much fun to plan and to photograph! This happy little guy had everyone in the studio laughing hysterically!

If you’re planning your little one’s first birthday, I’d love to be part of the celebrations! First birthday photos are so much fun to take, and it’s even more fun when there’s cake thrown into the mix! Let’s start planning your birthday girl or boy’s cake smash session! All cake smash sessions include first birthday photos, the cake smash and clean up photos as well. I’m proud to offer the most customized cake smash and first birthday photo sessions in Pueblo. I love making your vision come to life!