Arya’s mama reached out to me in early December to schedule her first birthday cake smash session. Imagine how surprised I was to find out they live in Morgantown, West Virginia. This is about three and a half hours away! Her mama, Nadia, said, ” I have searched around our area and within the region. I just couldn’t find anyone who created and captured such beautiful cake smash sessions. I just knew we had to book with you! You were exactly what we were looking for!”.
We chatted over the phone and discussed what they would like to have for Arya’s session. Through the conversation and use of a Pinterest inspiration board of images, we were able to settle on this whimsical winter onederland theme. With soft, muted lavender and blush colors in the backdrop, the entire floor in buffalo snow, and some cute winter white balloons, it created the perfect setting to celebrate her winter birthday. For Arya’s regular portraits, her parents chose this sweet blush and rose pink colored backdrop that complimented her special first birthday dress and shoes.
With a three and a half hour drive here to the studio in Columbus, Ohio, we planned timing on Arya’s nap schedule. When they arrived, she was the happiest, most giggle filled baby girl you could ask for! She was not afraid of me or my mask and was more than eager to play peek-a-boo and bounce along to the silly songs I sang to her. It was a fun filled first birthday cake smash session and her family has a number of beautiful images. I was completely honored to capture this beautiful milestone for Arya!