Mondays are for showcasing Milestone Photography on Life + Lens Blog and we have an adorable Woodland Theme First Birthday Cake Smash session for you today photographed by Christa Gable-Smothers of Gable Photography. This styled studio session is full of adorable inspiration!
What we love:
Christa: I recently saw your post for milestones. I do 1st birthday milestones and this little guy came in and brought his favorite bunny from home. When his mom and I were chatting about what to do for his 1st birthday theme and cake smash I suggested we incorporate some of the animals from his nursery and do a woodland theme. I made the birch teepee, got the cake and she brought all of the animals. It turned out pretty adorable! He was more interested in eating his bunny at first, but soon devoured the cake.
This session was special to me because I have photographed this little guy since he was a newborn. His parents are both residents at a local hospital. Their family reside in West Virginia, where they are from. So they recently applied and were granted fellowships back in West Virginia. I’m so sad to see them go, but so happy for them to begin their next chapter and be closer to their family. I love clients like this family. You become so close throughout the year, and in many cases, years. Watching their little ones grow, and then eventually their family grow is the best part of my job.
Lisa & Rachel: This session is just adorable and so is little Jack! We love his bright eyes and enthusiasm which Christina captured so well. We love that this session and styling was inspired by Jack’s love for his bunny and the woodland creatures in his nursery. The styling is spot on and the birch teepee is definitely a fave. All the extra added elements take it over the top – we see you, adorable little owl and little wood wagon! Great job, Christina! Thank you for sharing with us and inspiring our readers!
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We are always accepting submissions for possible features on the blog. Please see our Submission information for further directions. We are looking to showcase family photo sessions as well as milestone celebrations (birthday parties, baby showers, cake smash, religious celebrations) and style inspiration for both home (nursery, kids’ rooms.. ) and family photography sessions (what to wear, packaging, etc.)
Looking for more first birthday cake smash inspiration? Check out this Kites and Clouds Cake Smash by Rae of Light Photography
Life, Lens, Love,
Lisa and Rachel