Monday, July 31, 2017

Puppy Turns 12

When I was pregnant with my son and decorating his nursery, I had wanted to put a framed photo of our dog, Samardzija in there somewhere. For whatever reason, I forgot about it and never put a photo of her in his room. When their birthday rolled around this year (yes, they both have the same birthday!) I remembered and thought it would be great to get a photo of them in the nursery having a little birthday party.

My husband made the neon 12 for me with his 3D printer. And I bought a plain white cake at Wegmans and decorated it myself with some colorful sprinkles.

The sweetest babes ever.

Two bites, and the cake was gone! Then she licked the plate for 10 minutes.

Happy Birthday to my sweet Smardzija! I love you!
xo Lizzie

Dog Collar & Party Hat: Oh Joy! for Target
Party Zebra: Oh Joy! for Target
Cake: Wegmans
Plate: Fiestaware
Table & Chair Set: Vintage

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Jude's Beatles Cake Smash

My son Jude turned one last week and I want to share the Beatles themed cake smash setup my husband and I put together for him.

Neither of us had done a cake smash photo shoot before so I looked at a lot of cake smash photos to see what I liked and didn't like. After doing some research I realized I really liked the cake smash photos that had a reflection on the floor! To get the reflection, you just put down a sheet of plexiglass on the floor. And for the backdrop, we bought an inexpensive backdrop stand and a roll of seamless paper.

Once we had the paper hung, we layered paper fans and Beatles records to create a fun Beatles birthday cake smash background for our babe.

You definitely need at least 2 people to get good cake cake smash photos. One person to take the photos and another person to jump around and get the baby to look at the camera because they just want to look down at the colorful yummy cake you put in front of them! 

I also recommend taking some video of the shoot. We got a few minutes on video and it's adorable!!! And another tip, have a bath ready to go because your babe will be covered in cake!!!!

I can't believe our Jude is ONE! I'll be sharing photos from his Beatles party soon!

xo Jude's Mama