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This sweet family is celebrating their anniversary and their sons first birthday, all while ringing in the new year! They contacted me to do their family photos and cake smash outdoor session and immediately trusted me with styling. THANK YOU. I love when clients allow me to make suggestions or recommendations for styling and clothing. We talk about what we want the overall “feel” of the session to be. I advise them what style clothes and colors would look best to convey the feel or style we are going for that best fits with the location we choose. We talked about a “black tie” theme. Dressed up in black to allow for contrast against the dried grass and golden light shining through the green tress at this beautiful north phoenix location. I also help my families with references for bakers depending on what they are looking for. Amour De Sucre did an amazing job on this black tie cake. My bakers that I work with deliver to cakes on location so the families don’t have to worry about a thing. I love being able to provide a complete service to my clients and I am so thankful for great vendor friends!

Phoenix AZ Outdoor Cake Smash and Family Photography

And now onto the session… Cake smash sessions are all about sensory for little one-year-olds. Many times they are not eating many sweets by one and frosting and cake are a shock to the taste buds because they are the sweetest thing they have EVER tasted. I always advise families to give their baby a taste of frosting a couple times before the big day just to get them adjusted and ready. This little man was well ready for his cake smash and dug right in! He enjoyed playing with the frosting texture and flinging the cake all over. The second he had one bite, it was game over. He was shoving his face with cake. So adorable. His frosting-covered fingers and face where a pleasure to capture. Look how adorable! Happy Birthday Little Man.. and Happy NEW YEAR.