Sep 19, 2013

Session Share: Spring time in Paris!

I finally know how my clients feel when they tell me they have been thinking about their cakesmash ever since their newborn session. There is something so special about a first birthday. It is a time when the end of babyhood is palpable. You feel proud of the little person your child has become while longing for the baby they used to be.

I wanted Grace’s cakesmash to be extra special for her to look back upon. Let’s be honest, her cakesmash was for me as much as it was for her. It was a way for my photography to pause and celebrate a time that was so full of emotion for me!

I kept thinking “how can I do a set that no one has ever seen anything like?!” So, I decided I would paint her a backdrop. I had been picking up the brushes here and there for custom sets for my clients.  The only way to create a complete original…was to do just that! I painted her drop more quickly than I thought. In about two hours, acrylics mixed with charcoal to create spring time in Paris.  I felt really good about it. I almost cried. It felt amazing to create something for my daughter from my heart. A teeny tiny little reflection of my love for her.

You can see additional details and links for all of the adorable props and designs, as well as a behind the scenes video, here!

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Linda These photos are all so beautiful. I love the pastel colours, the pretty props and the cute little baby. What a wonderfully executed photo session. What an inspiration. Thanks for the eye candy.

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