Cake Smash 12 Month Baby Photos | Chicago Baby Photographer

12 month Baby Photography| Images with a soul


Time is forever flying by. There are moments that are unforgettable and can be captured with a single snapshot. Moments such as the first ultrasound photograph when you find out you are expecting, newborn photos, the six- month milestone, and then of course a year is here! We know in our hearts we will cherish these moments forever, but there is so much more that should be done to honor such a gift. Photographs are meant to preserve the past, a quick snap freezing a very precious moment in time to us. For example a one year old on their birthday is fascinated by all of the frenzy and excitement, not even realizing the celebration is for them! When we are able to document these exquisite times we ourselves forget what was going on and the simple moments baby experiences that express such innocence and whimsy.


Cake Smash Baby Photos Chicago

We wanted to show this exact scenario. We were able to photograph this beautiful 12 month old baby and show her this day was all about her and she was our little star. This 1 year old baby girl enjoyed being in front of the camera with all eyes on her. She is a witty, happy, and smart one year old baby girl growing fast before her parents and nanny’s eyes. Before she grows up too fast it was important to her family to show these last few nostalgic moments of sheer baby innocence. The parent’s style for the 12 month baby photography session was very neutral chic. It was a classic and timeless look with the simplicity of white and yellow colors and modest statement of, “I am one.” With that being said she was at first playful with her vegan cupcake, then devoured it and had fun smashing it between her toes and on dad’s face a few times. She finally surrendered to a nice warm bath at the studio after a fantastic job of being our best cake smash baby of the day! That was a great Cake Smash and Splash session. We did not take photos of the Splash afterwards…she was too wasted on sugar by then.

Cake Smash Photos Trend


According to The Daily Mail, now parents are having ‘Smash and Splash’ parties where babies are pictured having bubble baths after demolishing desserts. Apparently after the Cake smash baby photo trend started in U.S., Cake Smash Photography was embraced by parents in UK. It is amazing to see the baby having fun smashing a giant cake. Now, of course, the concept has moved on to include babies having a bath afterwards (as long as they are not tired).

Is your child turning one soon? Book a fun cake smash photography session with Sri and Jana Photography. It will be fun not just for the 12 month old but also for all of us.

You can contact us at 312.493.5497 to book a session.


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