Babies like to show us that although we adults think we’re in control, we’re really not. Adorable Olivia came to the studio for her one year portraits. She brought along her beautiful smile, but her mom brought along bags and bags of adorable props, birthday decorations, outfits, accessories, and a bright pink birthday cake for the cake smash part of the session. The session started off amazing, with Olivia smiling and posing and in general, making me fall in love with her. And then it was time for the cake smash. We set up the scene, put the birthday girl in front of her cake, and…. she did not want to be near that thing! She would not touch it or taste it and kept crawling away… Finally, after we stuck some banana and puffs onto the cake, and helped her taste the frosting, she started to take experimental licks. Then we helped her with “smash” part of her cake smash and once she tasted the actual cake, she started eating it by the fistful.
We finished off with a warm soapy bath to clean all the pink frosting off her, and I’m pretty sure she was hyped up on sugar until bedtime! 🙂 Happy first birthday, Olivia!