Alexis was one of my adorable First Year Plan babies. Every three months during her first year of life she’d come see me for her milestone photos. I got to watch her grow from a tiny newborn, to a smiling three month old, to a sitting 6 month old, a standing 9 month old and finally a cake smashing one year old! Watching her grow was such a joy!

Alexis’ mommy chose to celebrate her birthday with a nautical themed first birthday cake smash. I made a banner with whales and anchors, and Alexis sat in my little boat prop for her first birthday portraits. Her little sailor dress was too cute!
Nautical themed cake smash portrait of baby girl sitting in a blue boat.PINIMAGEFirst birthday portrait of baby girl sitting in a blue boat prop. Nautical themed cake smash by Colorado Springs baby photographer K.D. Elise Photography.PINIMAGE

When it came time for the cake smash, poor Alexis was less than thrilled with the idea. She wasn’t really a fan of the cake, but with the help of a little red spoon we managed some cute shots anyway. For some babies, the feeling of the frosting is so completely different than anything they’ve experienced and it can be a bit surprising!

Baby girl eating birthday cake during nautical themed cake smash session with Pueblo photographer K.D. Elise Photography.PINIMAGEBaby girl eating birthday cake during nautical themed cake smash by Colorado Springs baby photographer K.D. Elise Photography.PINIMAGENautical themed cake smash session for one year old baby girl by Pueblo photographer K.D. Elise Photography.PINIMAGE

Bath time after the cake smash was a different story! Alexis loved her clean up time and splashed and smiled. I always let the parents of my cake smashers know that there’s a reason we do both the cake smash photos and bath photos. Usually if a baby really dislikes one part of the session, he or she will LOVE the other. Alexis proved this and gave us a bunch of adorable bath time photos!

Smiling baby girl in a bathtub after her nautical themed cake smash with Pueblo photographer K.D. Elise Photography.PINIMAGESmiling one year old baby girl in a metal wash basin after cake smash session with Colorado Springs photographer K.D. Elise Photography.PINIMAGE

Cake smashes are one of my favorite types of sessions. I love the creativity of planning and designing a set and getting to be part of baby’s first birthday celebrations. If you’re looking for a cake smash photographer, send me a message. K.D. Elise Photography serves Pueblo, Colorado Springs, and all of Southern Colorado.

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Last year when Lily came in for her newborn session we did a special chef themed shot. Lily’s dad is a chef and loves to cook and wanted that represented in her newborn photos. He brought in his big pot, mixer, cookbooks and various utensils for us to create a special setup.

Chef themed newborn photo by Pueblo photographer K.D. Elise Photography.PINIMAGEThis year sweet little Lily turned one and her mom and dad decided to follow tradition and do a chef themed cake smash. It was fun to see how much she’d grown!

Before she got all messy, we let Lily wear her daddy’s chef jacket. Too cute!

Chef themed cake smash session by Pueblo cake smash photographer K.D. Elise PhotographyPINIMAGEChef themed cake smash photo of one year old girl in her dadPINIMAGE

When it was time to eat her cake, Lily preferred using Dad’s kitchen utensils. With one in each hand, she did quite the number on the cake. She was also pretty fond of slinging cake off that spoon! Bits of cake ended up everywhere!
Chef themed cake smash session by Colorado Springs photographer K.D. Elise Photography.PINIMAGEBaby girl eating cake off a kitchen mixing spoon during chef themed cake smash with K.D. Elise Photography.PINIMAGELaughing baby girl eating cake during chef themed cake smash session with Colorado Springs photographer K.D. Elise Photography.PINIMAGEOne year old girl eating cake during chef themed cake smash session with Pueblo baby photographer K.D. Elise Photography.PINIMAGE
After making her mess, we let Lily get all cleaned up in a metal wash basin.

One year old girl getting cleaned up after chef themed cake smash with Pueblo photographer K.D. Elise Photography.PINIMAGEOne year old girl in a metal wash basin, getting cleaned up after her chef themed cake smash with Colorado springs photographer K.D. Elise Photography.PINIMAGEWe also made sure to get some really sweet first birthday portraits. Lily looked so cute in her little jean jacket and boots.

First birthday photos of baby girl in a denim jacket and white dress sitting in a chair by Colorado Springs photographer K.D. Elise Photography.PINIMAGEOne year old girl standing next to a chair during her first birthday photos with Pueblo photographer K.D. Elise Photography.PINIMAGEBaby girl standing next to a chair during her first birthday photos with Pueblo photographer K.D. Elise Photography.PINIMAGE

K.D. Elise Photography offers cake smashes to match your baby’s birthday theme. Come relax in the photography studio and watch your birthday boy or girl enjoy their session. You’ll love it!

K.D. Elise Photography serves Pueblo, Colorado Springs, Canon City, Trinidad, La Junta and the surrounding area. If you have questions or would like to book your child’s cake smash, click the contact button below to get in touch.

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