What’s a first birthday session without cake? I love documenting the first birthday milestone for many reasons but the smash cake portion of the session is always my favorite. It’s so fun to see their reactions- some children love it, some want nothing to do with it and others are just confused by the whole thing. Regardless of their reaction, it always makes for a great memory.
Typically, I encourage the whole family to join in on a First Year session but Tristan’s dad is currently deployed. So, we opted for a Mommy & Me session followed by a smash cake. Seeing this beautiful mama with her boys was so heartwarming and I’m so incredibly honored that I got to document such a big milestone for this family.
This Antique white high chair & wooden “one” sign are available to all Signature session or First Year Collection clients. For smash cake sessions, I always recommend keeping the cake small, neutral and simple. It’s so classic and won’t take the focus away from your baby.
Mama’s dress was provided by the client wardrobe.
Mandi Thompson Photography specializes in newborn, family and motherhood portraits in the Houston area including Katy, West University Place, River Oaks, Rice Village, Tanglewood, The Heights, Cypress, Fulshear, and Memorial.
There’s nothing I love more than watching your babies grow and I would love to tell you more about a one-year session. I recommend contacting me 2 months before your baby’s first birthday to ensure availability. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me directly at email@example.com.