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!


Sweet Claire is the third little girl in her family. She came from Colorado Springs for her newborn photos at ten days old and she brought both of her big sisters with her.

Claire’s parents asked for creams, pinks, and purples for her newborn photos. We started Claire’s newborn session with sibling photos and it was clear from the get go that she had her two big sisters wrapped around her finger. They took care of her so sweetly, and held her so carefully! I was amazed when we got a photo of all three girls smiling!

Newborn baby girl and her sisters sitting on a white wicker bench during newborn photos with K.D. Elise Photography.PINIMAGENewborn baby girl and her two big sisters, laying on the floor. Newborn photos by Colorado Springs photographer K.D. Elise Photography.PINIMAGE

After taking Claire’s photos with her big sisters we did some of just her. She was such a sleepy, bendy little lady and she settled right in to most poses.

Sleeping newborn baby girl in pink headband.PINIMAGENewborn baby girl laying on hers, facing the camera. Newborn photos by Colorado Springs photographer K.D. Elise Photography.PINIMAGE
Newborn baby girl wearing pink flower headband.PINIMAGE


Flowers have been a big hit with my girl mamas this Spring. I think Claire kind of liked laying there surrounded by flowers because she gave us a big smile! Newborn baby girl surrounded by flowers.PINIMAGE
Newborn baby girl wrapped in pink, surrounded by flowers.PINIMAGEThank-you to Claire’s parents for trusting me with her newborn photos and for making the drive down from Colorado Springs!

To book your own newborn session, click the contact button to get in touch. K.D. Elise Photography specializes in newborn and baby photos and serves all of Southern Colorado.