You know the photos. The cake smash for baby's first year? Never seen 'em? Sure you have!
So on baby's first birthday you're supposed to let them feed themselves their cake and allow them smash and smoosh it until there's nothing left and then they cry becuase they destroyed the cake. You take a few photos of the moment and there ya go.
So now-a-days that's just not good enough for most parents. They STAGE the cake smashing. They buy their baby a special outfit and $50 cake and take them to a professional photographer who will capture this o-so special moment the RIGHT way. A genuine cake smash performed a month before their first birthday. The photos are always cute but I feel it's a terrible waste of money. So yeah... there's my take on that.
Anywho, I saw someone share an article on Facebook about a woman who did a cake smash photo session for her 30th birthday and I was super inspired. The photos were great but the woman in the photos didn't really look like she was having fun - she looking kind of bored and didn't really GET IN THERE you know what I mean? Her hands were barely in the icing. You gotta GET IIIIIN THERE. SMOOOOSH... WOOOORK IT.
It was ridiculously windy outside and overcast as well. There was just no way I could have done these photos outside successfully. We opened the blinds in the bedroom and tried several different angles that would give us the best lighting. The black and white photos were the ones that didn't do well with lighting editing so used a filter on Pic Monkey to try to hide how poorly the photos came out.
And wine! What's a birthday without wine!
But it's never cool when the wine runs out.
My birthday is on the 18th and I don't have any plans! Boo!
What does one do for a 31st birthday?