One Year Baby Photographer near Eden Prairie
Posted: February 8, 2024

About Alicea

Alicea is a Professional Photographer specializing in newborn, baby and maternity portraiture out of Minneapolis, MN. She lives in Maple Grove with her husband, son and rescue pup, Masha. Her hobbies include reading, photography, gardening, trivia games and on occasion jamming to 90's rock and hip-hop; mostly while cleaning the house.

Are you looking for a One Year Baby Photographer near Eden Prairie? I’d love to work with you on your baby’s one year portraits.

This little man celebrated his first birthday with one year baby photos last weekend. Mom wanted to have photos of just him alone along with a cake smash. The cake smash was something she’d never done before with her other 2 kiddos, so she was really looking forward to it.

We had decided ahead of time that she wanted to go with blue and gold for balloon colors, so I picked those up right before the session. She was making the cake herself and decied to make a naked cake with white buttercream frosting, which is exactly what I reccomend for the one year cake smash photography session.

If you don’t want a plain white cake, any light frosting color will do. Light pink, lavender, buttercream yellow, mint green…you get the idea.

if you choose to go with a darker frosting color, it can get messy as the food coloring in the frosting could stain any clothing your baby is wearing and might be harder to wash off the skin. But in the end, it’s totally up to you!

I firmly recommend avoiding fondant. Fondant is thick and stiff making it hard for the baby to “smash” into. Any small fondant decorations used on the cake could also be a choking hazard, so it’s best to avoid those.

If you choose to get a cake with some small fondant decorations on top, we’ll take a quick photo before your baby can dive into the cake and then we’ll remove them for the rest of the photos. Your baby’s safety always comes first!

Some babies, like him, might not have any interest in the cake during the photos. Mom tried so hard to get him to take a bite of the cake, but he wasn’t having it. He had cake before, but for his photos that day, he just wasn’t interested. It happens.

Whether or not your baby digs into the cake or avoids it completely it’s all about telling their story.

If you’re looking for a One Year Baby Photographer near Eden Prairie, MN I’d love to work with you! My studio is a short drive away in the Northwest Metro of the Twin Cities. I offer studio, in-home, and on-location baby portrait photography.

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