A 1-Year-Old Vs. A Cake [A Cake Smash Shoot!]

I can’t explain how much I love cake smash shoots. It doesn’t matter if a person is turning one, or even 50. There’s just something about cake … bein’ smashed into faces.

Meet Tessa, Miss Cake Smash Extraordinaire!


Usually with these shoots, we have to coax the toddler into trying the cake and diggin’ in — not Tessa! She dove in face first!


And not to mention — Tessa’s mom, Katie, made the cake herself! She makes cakes and cookies as a hobby, but they are seriously way too good. I am encouraging her to open up her own shop! Doooo ittttt.

This cake tasted like sunshine and rainbows, so I don’t know what sorcery she used, but it was awesome.


I’m not supposed to mention that Tessa loved the cake so much, even when she dropped pieces on the porch, she would just pick them back up and eat them. Oh wait, I just mentioned it. Don’t read this, Johnny.


Even though Tessa just turned one, she’s already walking! She loves her new trick, and she was walking around everywhere. If she fell down, she just hopped right on back up! That gravel didn’t even bother her feet!


Tessa’s doting big sister, Gwen, was also there to make sure she could help her along! We could at least convince Gwen to wear shoes, even though her baby sister wouldn’t listen to that suggestion.


I met the family through my oldest daughter. Gwen is my 6-year-old’s best friend. They met this year in Kindergarten (they actually met at the Kindergarten open house the day before their first day and decided they were best buddies right there on the spot).


All of these gorgeous shots were actually taken on the parent’s property in the St. Louis area — so I totally lucked out on this location!


Watching their cute sisterly bond was so adorable, I know they are going to grow up to be each other’s best friends, confidants, and partners in crime!


I also made sure to get some shots of just Gwen. To get this amazing smile below, I had to pull out one of my all-time favorite jokes. Are you ready?!

What’s invisible and smells like carrots?



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