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the cake prince │ bangor maine first birthday cake smash photographer

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

This little guy is the son of Wendy — who is the person I often refer to as my “cake lady”, but for those of you who don’t know, she is the woman behind Queen City Cakes right here in Bangor. I’ve been working with her for over a year now, and I couldn’t ask for more perfect cakes for my first birthday sessions. And this is not only because I can’t cook or bake to save my life ;) So when her son’s first birthday was nearing, we decided to do something a little extra special. Usually I just do a color theme (that the parent(s) pick in advance) for my cake smashes, but this time we went all out and did a cookie monster theme! Apparently this birthday boy LOVES cookie monster. I mean, I don’t blame him… he’s the only character on sesame street who has COOKIES. He’s clearly my favorite too.

Here’s some of my favorite photos of Wendy’s amazing cake and Elias’ first birthday celebration!

Thanks again Wendy for sharing your talents with me throughout the year, and your little birthday guy with me for this shoot! He’s too cute.


nicholas turns one! │ maine first birthday cake smash photographer

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

I first met this handsome little guy when he was 6 months old last fall on one of the coldest, windiest days in October — not kidding. This session was equally as windy, but definitely warmer (which was appreciated!). Not only do I adore this kiddo, but I adore mom as well. I was sooo excited when she contacted me to book his 1st birthday cake smash session — she was incredibly enthusiastic about the session from the start and we had a great time during the shoot. :)

For my cake smash/first birthday sessions, I usually photograph the big bad one year old outside before heading in to smash some cake and get all crazy messy. I love these sessions… it’s absolutely hilarious to see how each baby reacts to the cake, and such a perfect way to celebrate their first full year of life! Most babies tend to start slow, and then dig in towards the end (sometimes with some help and convincing from the audience!). A lot of times they look at me with this confused look as if they are saying “waitttt a minute… I can get messy? aaaand “this is all mine?!”. Nicholas was no exception; he definitely did a fabulous job at destroying his cake! Wanna see?

First, let’s start with some pictures of the little guy without cake all over his face. Mom loves balloons, so we made sure to incorporate plenty of those. :)

And now for the best part… CAKE TIME!

YUP, that’s right… face first. I knew I loved this kid. ;)

Thank you mom and dad for picking me to photograph your handsome Nicholas!

Special thanks to my “cake lady”, Wendy, from Queen City Cakes for this awesome cake. Definitely check her out if you need any type of cake or cupcake!



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