How to Create a Fairy Themed Smash the Cake Photo Session

Today's Smash the Cake Session from Elizabeth Frederick Photography is just about the cutest ever. I love the fairy theme for the session. See below for the ideas to re-create this theme for your little one's first birthday photo session and of course - the full gallery.

How to Create a Fairy Themed Smash the Cake Photo Session for your Little One

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A Sweet Backyard First Birthday

Today's sweet backyard First Birthday Party was submitted by our friends over at EAE Personalized Creations. Ella's special celebration planning had begun and mom Kami asked the team at EAE to create an invitation using the soft vintage color palette of pinks, greens and yellows. Once the invite was established all of the other party details fell nicely into place, creating an {adorable} backyard event that everyone was sure to enjoy!

Precious photos of Ella were used to add a special touch to the tablescapes.

One of the crowd favorites were the mason jars were filled with homemade lemonade - the kids absolutely loved using the straws with quirky sayings.

Diving right into her gorgeous birthday cake, Ella sat in the same highchair that her mom used as a child, a truly keepsake moment...

A photo collage is a great way to display your little one's growth over the past year and an outdoor photo booth area, complete with props, gives your guests a fun activity to try during the party!

I LOVE this display of Ella's milestones - such a great way to share her first year of development!

Favors included wrapped playdoh with personalized labels as well as bags of sugar cookie mix - YUM!

Vendor Credits:

Invites, Favor Tags, Wish Cards, Straw Flags and Cookie Recipe Tags: EAE Personalized Creations
Tables and Linens: Welborn Flowers and Events
Cakes: Sissy Bubs Sweets



Let's Play Dress Up!

Today's adorable First Birthday Photoshoot was submitted by Jennifer Nace Photography and features her sweet little girl, Harper. After already having two boys, Jennifer was thrilled to add a little girl to her family and absolutley LOVED playing dress up for this photo session. As you can imagine, Little Miss Harper has spent a lot of time in front of the camera during her first year and is a pure natural on delivering sweet images. 

Vendor Credits:

Backgrounds: Intuition by Becky Gregory 
Purple & Aqua Headband and Sash: Birdie Baby Boutique 
Yellow Headband and Sash: Simply Sweet ~ A little Lady Boutique 
Cake: Decadant Desserts  


A Sweet First Birthday {with bonus Cake Smash}

Today's Sweet First Birthday Photoshoot {with bonus Cake Smash} is courtesy of Jac & Jules Photography and features adorable little Bella enjoying her special day. All dressed up and pretty in pink, she is ready to party in her tutus, birthday hat and outfit from Gianna Boutique. Don't you just LOVE her baby blue eyes and sweet little smile? Thanks so much to Jacqui and Julia for sharing this session with us today and for capturing such an amazing moment in this little one's life.

Doesn't she have a great little personality? I LOVE this!


Jac & Jules are 2 photographers based out of Ocean County, NJ and specialize in natural light, lifestyle and portrait photography. Their style delivers unique photos of newborns, children and families, as well as weddings and other events. They love to travel and have photographed in NJ, NY and Philadelphia. You can stay up to date with the latest from Jac & Jules by following them on Facebook or checking out their blog.

1st Birthday {Cake Smash} Session by Studio Sister Photography

Happy Monday and thanks so much for stopping by today! We are happy to start off the week with this super-adorable First Birthday Cake Smash Session from Maria Healey of Studio Sister Photography. Maria is a Denver-based photographer that specializes in Portrait and Wedding Photography. I simply LOVE this first image of little Leo and the notes of some of his favorite things, such a GREAT reflection and keepsake of his first year. It's plain to see that he is really enjoying his cake too...

Pinwheels and Pom Poms First Birthday

Today's Pinwheels and Pom Poms First Birthday is submitted by Christy Hollywood Photography and showcases a darling Greenville, SC event to celebrate little Emma Lynn's special day. I love all of the DIY and handcrafted projects that Emma Lynn's mom incorporated into this party - especially the gorgeous Pom Pom wreath featured on the front door. Each area of the house and yard had something fun, creative and PINK! 

I love this little spot in the backyard that was set up as a photo booth - SO sweet!

In lieu of favors, a donation to the American Cancer Society was made in memory of loved ones...

Vendor Credits: 
Photography: Christy Hollywood Photography 
Invitations & Paper Design: Sweet Birdies Nest 
Party Bib & Hat: Dainty Couture 
Pinwheel Shirt: She She Made



Aiden's Junkyard - Photography by Studio Moirae

I am super excited to share today's photo session with you, thanks to our friends Christy + Jasen of Studio Moirae Photography. This session, named "Aiden's Junkyard" features an adorable one year old little boy along with some of the most amazing styling and inspiring photography that I have seen yet! Aiden's mom had requested a creative photoshoot for her little one and Studio Moirae delivered - from the location, to the props and clothing, everything came together for some unbelievable images. Even mother nature helped, providing some storm clouds and a few showers to create an awesome natural backdrop for the session.

I really LOVE the use of colorful {rusty} props used throughout the session - SO fun + unique...

The storm rolled in just in time to capture these AMAZING photos - WOW!

Time for a wardrobe change...I LOVE the green vest and bow tie - what a cutie pie!

Thanks again to Studio Moirae for giving us the opportunity to share this awesome session with our followers - your work is truly AMAZING and inspiring!


Circus Themed First Birthday Party

We are so pleased to end this week with a Circus Themed First Birthday Photo Shoot from Meghan Christine Photography that will surely make you feel like a kid again! I just {LOVE} all of the vibrant colors and coordinating details showcased throughout this event styled by Magpie Event Co. - especially the "popcorn" topped cupcakes and the animal cracker jack boxes! They've even included the perfect place to grab a picture before the party ends with a darling photobooth backdrop - say "CHEESE"!