It’s Milestone Monday and today that means we’re bringing you a super adorable 1st birthday cake smash session photographed by Linda Borrego of Little Lamb Photography. It’s so fun being one!

What We Love:


This little guy just turned one, so his mom wanted to do a cake smash photo session of him.  She even made his smash cake.  For cake smash sessions, I find that babies either cry and don’t want anything to do with the cake, or they’re happy to finally eat something sweet.  This guy was definitely the former.  He was all smiles before the actual cake smash.  However, when we sat him down with his cake he didn’t seem too interested in it at all and barely even touched it.  He kept on lifting his leg over the cake so that he could be free to crawl away from it.  With babies, sometimes you have to improvise in order to get the shots.  I improvised by using a little balloon to help keep his interest throughout the photo session.  Also, it helped that mommy kept sitting him back down whenever he tried to crawl away.  By the end of the session we were able to get some nice smiles from him.  The cake was a total mess, but it made for good pictures.

Lisa & Rachel: 

You gotta love this little man’s handsome outfit in the beginning of the session and his super sweet face! That hat and tie! Love! Such a great idea to change him from his “handsome little man” clothes to his “playful one year old” clothes for the actual smashing of the cake!  And we love that the styled backdrop coordinates perfectly with his outfits and the super cute smash cake.  Little ones can be pretty unpredictable at photo sessions and sometimes they want to be doing ANYTHING other than having their picture taken (spoken as a mom of a busy one year old!)   We applaud Linda’s quick thinking with the balloon to help keep this little cutie’s interest and get some adorable images. We also love that she let him be himself and caught equally adorable shots of a one year old in action as well.
Gear Used:
Camera:  Nikon D700
Lens:  Nikkor 50mm
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Connect with Little Lamb Photography:

Business Location: Gatineau, QC Canada



Twitter:  @littlelambphoto

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For more cake smash inspiration, check out this Hungry Caterpillar Cake Smash by Aly Collins Photography

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