The one year birthday milestone is usually celebrated with some sort of cake just for the birthday boy or girl. A single little cake that the little one can do with as he or she wishes. Usually it is grabbed by their little hands and shoved into their mouth, making a mess every where. Of course this makes for great photos!
Lately, the trend has been for other birthday milestones to take part in this fun celebration! 16, 18, 21, 30, 40, 50 and higher birthdays all are so much fun to celebrate in this fashion!
In June I had the pleasure of capturing such a milestone for the 16th birthday of Kate: an adorable, freshly turned 16 year old, who loves pink!
It was so much fun! I set up lots of pink decorations and balloons and ordered an 8 inch VERY pink cake from Kroger. When I ordered I told them it had to be colorful because it was going to be used in a photo session, boy did they deliver!
Kate and her mother were both were thrilled with all of the pink! Pink everywhere! Kate was perfectly dressed with a pink tank top that she picked up just for the occasion! The color was PERFECT! She also brought along a tutu that she MADE from scratch! Tutus are easy and so much fun! Everyone needs to have a tutu on hand, you never know when you'll need it!
We got right to work! We started out with some basic shots before bringing in the cake! We couldn't make a mess too quickly! No going back once the mess is made!
Check out the behind the scenes photos!!
Behind the scenes taken by Kate's mom!
Behind the scenes using my camera.
After a few fun photos with the jumbo ONE and SIX balloons, and a few cute portraits, we brought in the cake and the mess began! Of course she ate a little, but it was more about making a mess, so we did! She did take the rest of the cake home for her to enjoy without a camera watching her!
I enrolled mom to help spread frosting on Kate and my son helped throw confetti!
Behind the scenes of making the mess...
Amazing how much of a mess we could make in less than an hour! It was so fun! I hope every 16 year old gets to enjoy a cake smash photo session!