Nashville Baby Photographer | Cecilia (Cake Smash)

When baby’s first birthday rolls around, no one can quite believe that he or she is ALREADY one year old! It happens time and time again and I feel it too!  How are my newborns ALREADY back for their baby’s first birthday session?  I definitely feel the saying “the days are long, but the years are short” in both my personal life and my business life.  Can’t time just slow down??  We love to see our babies grow and develop, but it is bittersweet at the same time…  The best thing we can do is roll with it and enjoy the ride!  One fun way to celebrate the big first birthday is with a ‘cake smash’ session.  This is usually just a portion of your one year milestone session.  We start the session as we normally do with ‘clean’ pictures of baby and family and then move to the cake portion for last 20 minutes or so.  Some babies love their cake and get really into it and others are not big fans of the sugary mess!  I like to keep the cake portion fairly clean and crisp in terms of props and accessories, so that the focus is on the baby and his or her cute little expressions.  Here is adorable Cecilia for her first birthday celebration.  We did take some ‘clean’ baby portraits in this session, but I thought the cake pictures made a great collage here. 🙂

Laura Janicek Photography is currently booking newborn, milestone and maternity clients into July 2018 with limited availability each month. Please contact me using the contact form at the top of the page (desktop) or the bottom of the page (mobile) to inquire or schedule your session!





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Laura Janicek Photography specializes in newborn portraiture as well as maternity and baby’s first year portraits; serving the greater Nashville area including Brentwood, Franklin, Murfreesboro, Hendersonville, Clarksville, Spring Hill, Dickson, Smyrna, Nolensville, Hendersonville and more with a full service studio location in Brentwood, TN. Laura earned an ‘Excellence in Newborn Photography’ award from, as well as a merit award from the National Association of Professional Child Photographers.  Laura Janicek Photography is proud and honored to be named as one of Nashville’s Best Newborn Photographers and one of Nashville’s Best Maternity photographers by–