Hot Air Balloon Cake Smash

A Whimsical, Girly, and Oh So Sweet Cake Smash Session!

Whether you are planning a cake smash session for a boy or a girl, the possibilities to create some unique are endless.  And this hot air balloon cake smash was no exception!  When I spoke to Adelina’s mommy about what she wanted for her cake smash session, she said fluffy clouds and sweet little hot air balloons.  She showed me the beautiful little tutu dress that she had picked out for her daughter to wear, and we took some time to look though photos on Pinterest together.  I love to work closely with parents to help execute their vision.

props and setup for a hot air balloon cake smash session for a baby girl

Hot Air Balloon Cake Smash Props

To bring this cake smash to life, I started with my Savage Seamless background paper in the color Bone.  Then I got some supplies and got crafty!  I constructed the hot air balloons using 12×12 scrapbook paper cut into oval shapes and carefully assembling and gluing them together.  I also followed this DIY Cloud Tutorial to construct some clouds to attach to the backdrop.  Once the clouds were set, I used a backdrop stand and clear wire to hang the balloons in front of the clouds.

baby girl smiling with her hands in the air during her hot air balloon cake smashbaby girl sitting in a chair and looking at the camerababy girl sitting on the ground and smiling at the camera in front of the hot air ballon cake smash decorations

Girly Cake Smash Photos

I must admit that I loved working on this hot air balloon cake smash session!  It was a girly cake smash with a unique twist.  The result was whimsical and oh so sweet.  The birthday girl wore a pink tutu dress and some darling little rose gold shoes with matching headband.  Her mommy, daddy and even grandma came to the photo session.  I could tell this family had an incredible bond; they all sang and clapped and cheered her on.  She seemed to really enjoy herself as she smiled at the camera and enjoyed her cake.  She sure is one lucky little lady.

baby girl standing up and reaching down for her cake during a cake smash photoshootbaby girl with frosting on her fingers as she reaches them toward her mouthbaby girl cautiously putting cake in her mouth as she looks to the side of the camera unknowinglybaby girl making a funny smirk toward the camera after her first taste of cake. She seems unsure if she likes it or not!baby girl still tasting cake. She has only dipped a few fingers in the white frosting of her small cakewhite frosting on her face as she puts her fingers back in her mouth; one year old girl during her cake smash photo shoot

About the Photographer

Yvonne Leon Photography is an NJ Cake Smash Photographer with a portrait studio located in Randolph, NJ.  She photographs newborns and babies, including cake smash photo sessions.  Contact Yvonne to inquire about packages and availability.




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Our experience together begins well before the portrait session, because I believe that great images start with a great relationship. Together, we'll create lasting heirlooms that make your family your art. Every session begins with a conversation; just fill out the form below to get started. I'll get in touch with you to learn more about you and your family, and how you want to be photographed. I'm looking forward to it.

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About US

Yvonne Leon Photography is a contemporary portrait artist specializing in studio portraiture for Newborns, Babies and Families. She offers custom designed albums and home galleries. The studio is based in Randolph, New Jersey.

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