A Very Cute and Colorful Cake Smash for Baby Boy!

This cake smash was so much fun!  When it comes to designing cake smash setups, I think it’s fun to go bright and cheery.  After all, I think a baby’s first birthday is definitely a cause to celebrate!  And there is no better way to mark that occasion than with balloons and birthday decorations in cute colors.  It’s different than my other portrait work, which usually sticks to neutral colored backgrounds.  This colorful cake smash setup is a new favorite!

When I spoke with Jack’s mommy about her goals for the session, she did say that she wanted lots of colors.  He was really into Sesame Street; particularly Elmo, so she wanted to reflect that cheerful color scheme.  So that was my inspiration for this setup, and I think it was perfect for this happy baby!

Cute baby boy sitting in a tub and smiling at the camera during a color cake smash photo session

Setup and Props for a Colorful Cake Smash

I started with my Savage Seamless background in the color Bone.  It allowed all the colors to really pop!  Next I affixed some colorful paper fans to the back in different sizes and patterns.  I setup some balloons in matching colors, and sprinkled some colorful confetti on the ground.  And that was it!  Pretty simple, but the results were perfect if I do say so myself!  Jack wore a onesie with his name, the number 1, and a picture of his favorite character, Elmo.  It was the perfect finishing touch!

Some babies are walking by this stage, and others aren’t.  Each session is so different because each baby is so different.  At this session, my little cake smasher wasn’t just walking, he was running!  He was a fast and feisty little guy.  He did give us quite the workout trying to wrangle him for some photos.  My big metal bucket was the perfect prop to contain him for a quick minute!

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Baby Gets Messy with Cake!

Once the cake came out, little Jack happily sat and ate cake to his heart’s content.  Some babies don’t always care for their cake, but he was thrilled.  His little eyes lit up when he tasted it, and he quickly proceeded to gobble it up.  He dug his hands in and at one point, even dug his face in.  He got very messy indeed!  We got some great photos of him enjoying his cake surrounded by all the bright colors.  It was so cute and fun to watch!  Happy first birthday, big guy!  Glad I could celebrate with you.

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About the Photographer

Yvonne Leon Photography is an NJ Cake Smash Photographer with a portrait studio located in Randolph, NJ.  She photographs newborns through baby’s first year.  Contact Yvonne to inquire about a colorful cake smash session for your baby today!

NJ Newborn Photographer specializing in Newborn, Baby and Family Portraiture

973.332.6687 | info@YvonneLeonPhotography.com

By Appointment Only | Located in Randolph, New Jersey