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LB’s First Birthday Cake Smash

You guys, this post has been such a long time coming that it’s embarrassing, lol. #Life #AmIRight?!

But, anyways. In January, when LB turned a year old, we decided it was necessary to subject her to another photo shoot — one that included a cake smash. Since we already have her newborn & six month old pictures, these would be a perfect addition to round out the first year of her life!

The photographer we have usually used was unfortunately not available, which of course, sent me into a tail spin. After scouring sites like a mad woman, I finally came across Violetta from VioletART.

VioletART Cake Smash LB 2


I reached out to Violetta hoping that she would be open to taking the pictures I was hoping for. Within hours, I had a message back from her to discuss what my vision was for Sofia’s pictures!

Together, we narrowed in on the color scheme and the outfits we’d use for the shoot. Once we had the outfits and ideas in mind, it was time for cake talk! I had a few pictures as cake inspiration. Violetta advised me on what she thought would be best and the order was placed with a local baker.

VioletART Cake Smash LB 6

On the day of the shoot, we arrived at Violetta’s at-home photo studio to a warm room & nursery rhymes playing. Sofia decided to play around for a little while before the photo session started. Since LB is now a moving machine, trying to get her to sit for more than 5 seconds at a time was a complete & utter fail, lol! Luckily, Violetta moved as fast as possible and snapped so many pictures of Sofia.

VioletART Cake Smash LB 7

After getting a few pictures of her being a total goofball, the cake smash part was upon us! We got LB into her new romper and put the cake in front of her. She tested it out for a little while & even ventured to feeding herself some of it…before the epic meltdown that followed, LOL. 


VioletART Cake Smash LB 4

Taking pictures of little kids is hard, y’all & Violetta was a saint. Without one complaint, she joked & laughed with us as she snapped picture after picture. We also squeezed in a few family pictures before our session wrapped up!

VioletART Cake Smash LB 5

After receiving the raw (almost) 500 photos, Amir & I took on the task of narrowing down our favorites! I’m so excited to have all of the photos though as some of them are so funny to look back at.

Thank you, Violetta, for an incredibly wonderful photo shoot! We can’t wait to see you again 💜 Also, a very special thank you to Looking Adorable for the super cute birthday crown & headbands for our little princess! If you’re in the Amsterdam area and looking for pictures for your kiddos or your family, check out VioletART and Looking Adorable!

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    March 16, 2017 at 3:11 PM

    This is precious! You have such a beautiful family!

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    March 21, 2017 at 5:13 PM

    Oh my gah! So cute. I especially love the one of her smiling with her little teefies showing.

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