Annlee’s first birthday rolled around in January and I had the honor of being her Mount Washington KY Cake Smash Photographer! Her mom and I discussed styling of the cake, decorations and wardrobe. We went with a creamy vanilla, light pink and gold theme. I had just the perfect little outfit for her to wear, too, from Sew Whimsey! The naked cake came from Sweet Stuff Bakery out of New Albany, IN and it was delicious! (Yes, I snuck a bite!)
If you’ve ever photographed a one year old during their cake smash, you probably know that they’re not too interested in the cake. It’s important to get some images of your subject prior to bringing out the cake. This will ensure that you’ll have some really cute photos before they get dirty or have a melt down. This age group only lasts about 15-20 minutes, and then it’s a crap shoot on how they will act the remainder of the session. lol!
A lot of one year old children haven’t had the luxury of eating cake before their first birthday rolls around, so it may leave them a little apprehensive on what to do with their cake! In order to get them to participate in their cake smash, sometimes I hide their favorite treats in the back of the cake so they will interact with it! Annlee did great with her cake, though, and no extra treats were needed! She liked her cake so much that she even got it into her hair! I had to get some closeups of her little curly ringlets covered in some icing along with the leftovers on her mouth.
After a cake smash, you’d expect that there is a mess to clean up! So, why not have a little splash in a vintage tub to clean up before your client goes home? We attempted this with Annlee, but as you can see below, she wasn’t really a fan! She ended up having a better time playing with the bubbles from outside of the tub! lol
If you would like to inquire with Mount Washington KY Cake Smash Photographer, Jennifer Rittenberry Photography, about your child’s milestone and first birthday session, please email Hello@jlritt.com. You can also book your spot online!
More about the photographer:
Jennifer Rittenberry Photography has been photographing clients throughout the greater Louisville area for over a decade. She is a published artist in Beauty & Lifestyle Mommy Magazine and Newborn Photographer Magazine as well as named 2016 Parent’s Choice Award winner for her portraiture. In 2013, she focused her client base to Newborn and Maternity as she created a niche for herself after mentoring with three of the nation’s leading photographers in these industries. She has spent countless hours on continuing her education and sharpening her skills each year with the sole purpose of creating beautiful artwork for her clients to share with their families and preserve as precious heirlooms for generations to come. Located in Central Kentucky, her residential studio is in the heart of Mount Washington; only minutes outside of Louisville. Jennifer Rittenberry Photography session fees can be found on the website but detailed pricing and availability may be requested by email using the contact form.
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Located at 268 Deer Park Way, Mount Washington, KY 40047. Get in touch at (502) 523-2180!