Monterey Baby Photographer- Angel’s Organic Themed Cakesmash and Milk Bath

Since I opened the new baby photography studio in downtown Monterey, I kinda have to figure out how to do shoots all over again. While there are things that are easier than going to people’s home, there are other things that get more complicated that I didn’t even think of. It’s not that its harder or easier it just about figuring out what works. For instance, where do I get hot water for bath splashes after the cake smash? Should I bring it from home, will it still be warm by the time we need it. Thankfully there is a bathroom right down the hallway that has super-hot water, so I can control the temperature really well. Then came the question of what to put under the cake smash paper? The studio has carpet. It’s kinda of industrial carpet, meaning it’s a neutral color and pretty firm instead of plush house carpet. Which means it acts almost like hardwood floors, but I still don’t want it to get wet and sometimes the oil from the cake goes through the paper, so I needed something to protect it. I ended up going to the fabric store and buying 2 yards of the thickest clear plastic they had. It worked perfect! Something else I didn’t think of was some kind of tool to fix cake frosting. When this momma picked up her cake the person had pushed the lid down too far and the frosting stuck to the top of the box. We knew it could be fixed we just needed something to scrape and smooth it again, but I didn’t have a knife or spatula. What I did have was a baby sand bucket and little pink shovel I got in the dollar section at target, because I needed something to transfer water from the sink to the splash bucket. It worked perfect! Not only that but mom left me a big chunk of cake and I, you guessed it, had no shame and ate with the little plastic shovel…and it was so good!

This little nugglet is the son of the very talented Love and Flowers by Angie. I also did his newborn photos which you can check out here Baby Angel’s newborn photos I can’t believe he already 1, and he is one of the happiest baby’s I’ve ever met-just a doll!

This is also the first milk bath I’ve ever done, and I absolutely love it! I also LOVE using a white background for cake smashes! I think it really makes your adorable baby stand out and be the center of attention!

Monterey, baby, cake smash, cakesmash, milk bath
Monterey, baby, cake smash, cakesmash, milk bath
Monterey, baby, cake smash, cakesmash, milk bath
Monterey, baby, cake smash, cakesmash, milk bath
Monterey, baby, cake smash, cakesmash, milk bath
Monterey, baby, cake smash, cakesmash, milk bath
Monterey, baby, cake smash, cakesmash, milk bath
Monterey, baby, cake smash, cakesmash, milk bath
Monterey, baby, cake smash, cakesmash, milk bath
Monterey, baby, cake smash, cakesmash, milk bath
Monterey, baby, cake smash, cakesmash, milk bath
Monterey, baby, cake smash, cakesmash, milk bath
Monterey, baby, cake smash, cakesmash, milk bath
Monterey, baby, cake smash, cakesmash, milk bath
Monterey, baby, cake smash, cakesmash, milk bath
Monterey, baby, cake smash, cakesmash, milk bath
Monterey, baby, cake smash, cakesmash, milk bath
Monterey, baby, cake smash, cakesmash, milk bath
Monterey, baby, cake smash, cakesmash, milk bath
Monterey, baby, cake smash, cakesmash, milk bath
Monterey, baby, cake smash, cakesmash, milk bath
Monterey, baby, cake smash, cakesmash, milk bath
Monterey, baby, cake smash, cakesmash, milk bath
Monterey, baby, cake smash, cakesmash, milk bath

  1. Corey

    May 24th, 2018 at 10:25 pm

    This cake smash session is absolutely beautiful! I love the simplicity of the white background with the flowers and cake so much!

  2. Allison Bailer

    May 29th, 2018 at 4:10 am

    It’s a perfect cake smash! I agree with you about the neutral backdrop for cake smash sessions — I love how baby is the focal point instead of a tonne of props. Your Monterey studio looks wonderful.

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