Let Them Eat (Smash) Cake!
Once upon a time, there was a handsome prince blessed with the best curls in all the land. His Dallas baby photographer fell in love with him when he was just a tiny newborn and was honored to be the photographer tasked with capturing his royal one year session, complete with CAKE SMASH! His highness is officially one! All Hail Prince Musa!
Okay, so I might have gone too far with that last part. I can’t help it, y’all…look at this baby. Tell me this child isn’t a Baby Gap model! This is why my job is the best ever. In case you were curious.
Milestone portraits always make my heart happy. I adore watching these little ones grow up and Prince Musa is one of my favorites! His family is so sweet and we had a great time working together to make his first birthday session absolutely magical. Their love for each other has grown by leaps and bounds during this first beautiful year and it glows in each and every perfect picture.
Most families include a smash cake in their one year milestone photography sessions. Nothing says “First Birthday” like a baby covered in cake! The reactions always vary from child to child and they are always fun. Everyone loves the resulting cake smash portraits! Musa’s mom chose a royal theme for the big event and the color palate of bright blue and sparkling gold are the perfect pop against the neutral background. A shimmering banner paired with strategic small details elevates the traditional cake smash session by adding portrait-worthy depth. I love how it all turned out! Mom used their large 20×30 portrait to welcome guests at the entrance of his birthday celebration and even choose a print as the background for his guest book at the royal event! There are so many fun ways to use such adorable memories!
“I loved how you were able to create a set with the theme that we wanted and the fact that you allowed him to smash the cake as much as he wanted and make a mess. I think he enjoyed that part of the photo session the most” ~Musa’s mom
Those ethereal eyes and gorgeous curls demanded to be showcased, so I utilized subtle textures and simple organic touches to make them the focus. Honestly, friends. This baby and that hair! It’s all just too much!
His Royal Highness was an excellent sport for his milestone one year photography session and his precious first year is now in the history books. If you are looking for a Dallas Baby Photographer, I would love to work with you to create the perfect Cake Smash photography session. Documenting the memories and milestones of your precious children would be my greatest privilege!
ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER
Melissa is the owner, artist and heart of her company, Melissa Marciszko Photography. Based in Plano (just North of Dallas), she specializes in creating heirloom quality, custom portraits for families throughout North Texas. With a focus on newborn photography, baby milestones and family portraits, Melissa and her team want to turn all of your most precious moments into cherished art that will stand the test of time. If you are considering a newborn, baby, or family photographer, Melissa is currently booking sessions in Plano, Allen, Frisco, Richardson, Carrollton and the greater North Texas area. If you want to learn more about why preserving your memories matters to Melissa, check out the whole story right here… and feel free to browse her website and Facebook page for inspiration and details! Questions? Ready to schedule your own session? Send her a message here!