The very smiley little Blake visited studio for his fun Birthday Experience Cake Smash in Braintree along with his very gorgeous Mummy and Daddy. Bless him, he’s a delightful little boy and very much enjoyed some fun and natural family photographs. Every Birthday Experience starts with some photographs of the whole family together. These images will be enjoyed and treasured forever…
I never plan the family photographs, I just let them happen. I get to know the parents and capture them having fun in a very natural way…and if that means and upside down birthday boy then great!
It was lovely that Blakes birthday was actually on the day of the shoot. That meant that he’d only just got his new little bike and he loved riding around the studio on it..
Then of course it was time for cake! The cake was made by the wonderful Little Lucy’s Bakery in the colours of their choice. I love the soft green and blue which ties in beautifully with the banner which the family brought with them.
Once the cake has been properly demolished we move on to the clean up! I call the break the ‘intermission’! It’s a chance for the birthday boy to have a little drink and a break from being photographed. Whilst I was setting up for the bath the family enjoyed a little run around in the garden. That’s the beauty of my new log cabin studio, it’s in my garden and families can take five if they want to. After all there is never any rush..
Then it’s bath time. All the bath photographs are taken with natural light. This gives a beautiful finish to the photographs and it also means that the photographs are kept very natural and simple. Here’s Blake looking exceptionally cute in his bath cap!
“What about this pose Sally?”.
Bathtime wouldn’t be bathtime without a good bit of splashing!
And then there’s getting dried, always a lovely opportunity for a few more photographs…just look at those eyes!!
After we’d finished we were just chatting whilst Blake was getting dressed. He started playing peekaboo around the studio curtains so I couldn’t resist a few more pics!
Thank you Blake for coming to celebrate your First Birthday at with a Birthday Experience Cake Smash in Braintree, we all had a great time :).
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