Category Archives: Milestone – Child Photography

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!)

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Cake by Sweet Stuff Bakery out of New Albany, IN.

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Pink, Gold and Cream decorations made for the perfect setup on the bone seamless paper.

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!

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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.

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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

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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!

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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!

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Being a Louisville Baby Photographer affords me many things.  Having the opportunity to see my infant clients several times throughout their first year is one of them.  I have been photographing Raylan since he was born and cannot believe how fast a year has gone by.  I’m seriously going to miss seeing his face every few months!

Louisville KY Baby Photographer | Jennifer Rittenberry Photography | www.jlritt.comSo much personality is packed into this little body! Happy babies are the best <3

Louisville KY Baby Photographer | Jennifer Rittenberry Photography | www.jlritt.com

Louisville KY Baby Photographer | Jennifer Rittenberry Photography | www.jlritt.com

What his momma had to say about her experience during one of their sessions this past year:

“Jennifer was so patient with our boys. Our wild man was all over the place. I was so afraid we barely got any good shots because he just wouldn’t sit still. lol. Then the day came when she put them all online and I was just amazed. Worth every single penny to be able to look back at this special time in my life.  I will forever be grateful.”  – Mandy McGrew

A quick look back at Raylan’s time with me over the last year!

Louisville KY Baby Photographer | Jennifer Rittenberry Photography | www.jlritt.com

Are you ready to book your session and let me show you the best professional portraits for your money?  Click Here.  Want to see my full online portfolio and more cute newborns?  Click Here.  More questions?  Email me at Hello@JLRitt.com

Jennifer Rittenberry Photography specializes in newborn, baby, family, child and maternity photography in Louisville, Kentucky and surrounding areas including but not limited to Mount Washington.

 

I have been photographing Sylvie since she was first born.  Her mommy actually won a contest that I ran last Summer and received and all expenses paid full studio newborn session and outdoor newborn mini session!  She is now on my baby plan and comes to see me every few months, which makes me ecstatic because I can’t get enough of her face!  Look at those eyes and that big bright smile.  See what I mean?

Louisville KY Baby Photographer | Jennifer Rittenberry Photography | www.jlritt.com

Louisville KY Baby Photographer | Jennifer Rittenberry Photography | www.jlritt.com

Louisville KY Baby Photographer | Jennifer Rittenberry Photography | www.jlritt.com

Sylvie’s next session will be for her 1st birthday and cake smash.  Although I am thrilled to be a part of her entire first year of life, I’m also selfishly sad that it’s coming to an end and won’t get my “fix” as often!  🙂

The sessions are so fun and are perfect for babies who are able to sit on their own up to 24 months of age.  I am always on the lookout for new and exciting pieces of vintage clothing to add to my collection since I supply all of the props for these sessions.  If you are a vendor and would like to send me some info on modeling your vintage baby clothing line, please email me at Hello@jlritt.com.

If you would like to find out more about the Vintage Baby Mini Sessions, please click here.  BOOK NOW here.

Jennifer Rittenberry Photography specializes in newborn, baby, family, child and maternity photography in Louisville, Kentucky and surrounding areas including but not limited to Mount Washington.

Being a Louisville KY Baby Photographer is so much fun! I absolutely adore newborns, but I love when they grow into to happy little smiling babies, too!  Jackson was a pistol and hammed it up for me his entire session.  I just loved all his baby squish, scrunched nose and big brown eyes to go with his infectious belly laugh.  <3

Louisville KY Baby Photography | Jennifer Rittenberry Photography | www.jlritt.com

We all know that I love everything vintage, so after we took his photos (above) in the clothes that mommy brought, I couldn’t wait to get him into one of my rustic pairs of custom overalls.  How precious is he?

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Check out the many faces of this little guy!  LOL!

Louisville KY Baby Photography | Jennifer Rittenberry Photography | www.jlritt.com

Louisville KY Baby Photography | Jennifer Rittenberry Photography | www.jlritt.com

The sessions are so fun and are perfect for babies who are able to sit on their own up to 24 months of age.  I am always on the lookout for new and exciting pieces of vintage clothing to add to my collection since I supply all of the props for these sessions.  If you are a vendor and would like to send me some info on modeling your vintage baby clothing line, please email me at Hello@jlritt.com.

If you would like to find out more about the Vintage Baby Mini Sessions, please click here.  BOOK NOW here.

Jennifer Rittenberry Photography specializes in newborn, baby, family, child and maternity photography in Louisville, Kentucky and surrounding areas including but not limited to Mount Washington.

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It’s so much fun being a Louisville KY Baby Photographer!  This little hunk is only 8 months old, believe it or not.  He’s a whopping 20+ lbs and is already cutting a mouthful of teeth and wearing 12 month clothing!  I don’t know how his mommy feels, but I can surely say that this tiny dude is trying to grow up way too fast.  He was even standing up during our session.  Be on the lookout, because this one is on the move!

Louisville KY Baby Photographer | Jennifer Rittenberry Photography | www.jlritt.com

Overalls Sew Whimsey, Blanket Little Ireland Knits, Rustic Bed – made by my awesome brother for my birthday present last Summer

Louisville KY Baby Photographer | Jennifer Rittenberry Photography | www.jlritt.com

Overalls Sew Whimsey, Blanket Little Ireland Knits, Rustic Bed – made by my awesome brother for my birthday present last Summer

Louisville KY Baby Photographer | Jennifer Rittenberry Photography | www.jlritt.com

This kid’s face says it all!!

Louisville KY Baby Photographer | Jennifer Rittenberry Photography | www.jlritt.com

Overalls Sew Whimsey, Rustic Bed – made by my awesome brother for my birthday present last Summer

Louisville KY Baby Photographer | Jennifer Rittenberry Photography | www.jlritt.com

Overalls Sew Whimsey

Louisville KY Baby Photographer | Jennifer Rittenberry Photography | www.jlritt.com

Blanket Devoted Knits, Bonnet – made by me 🙂

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Blanket Devoted Knits, Bonnet – made by me 🙂

Louisville KY Baby Photographer | Jennifer Rittenberry Photography | www.jlritt.com

Overalls Jennley Studios, Basket My New Love

Louisville KY Baby Photographer | Jennifer Rittenberry Photography | www.jlritt.com

Overalls Jennley Studios, Blanket Devoted Knits, Bucket JD Vintage

As you can see, Raylan has so much personality already!  I cannot wait to see him back for his first birthday cake smash session; mom has a “mustache” theme picked out and already brainstorming on some ideas.  One thing is for sure, he will be donning a mustache like the baby did in The Addams Family.   Anyone remember his name?  Pubert Addams!  That’s your useless trivia for the day to go along with the blast from the past tv series.  Who knows what I’m talking about or am I just showing my age? hehe!!

Vintage Baby Mini Sessions are on the rise and in high demand.  BOOK NOW to claim your spot before I fill up.  I can tell you that I’m already 85% full from now until peak season in Fall, so please do us both a favor and get on my calendar before it’s too late.  Nothing pains me worse than having to turn away these sweet babies <3

Jennifer Rittenberry Photography specializes in newborn, baby, family, child and maternity photography in Louisville, Kentucky and surrounding areas including but not limited to Mount Washington.