Friday, March 1, 2013

A Sweet cake smash

This past weekend I was lucky to do another cake smash session. This was my first session with a little girl and we had so much fun with her. She was very dainty and didn't like getting her hands dirty. But, she sacrificed a bit to enjoy that yummy frosting on the cupcakes her mommy brought.

All of these pictures were taken with my 50 mm lens. It was a pretty cloudy day so I shot at ISO 800 my aperture was set at 4.0 and I had a shutter speed of 1/250sec. I shot it like this because I knew I could go into my Adobe Photoshop Lightroom program after and make any lighting touch ups I needed to. If you don't have Lightroom or another photo editor I would suggest shooting at a much lower ISO.

When shooting kids or any moving object I highly recommend shooting no lower that 1/150 sec. I like to stay around the 1/200sec range. That way I can capture every single movement without blur.

I was really happy with how this cake smash turned out! I was worried about my blue wall but I actually think it works with this shoot.

By the way, I need to find a place to hang that bunting banner in my house. One day, if I ever get my girl, I will hang it in her room! It was so easy to make too. I just folded 8" doilies in half and glued them to the pink ribbon. I added a little pom pom ribbon to one of them as well. So cute and so easy to do!

Thanks again Momma for letting me capture your sweet girls cake smash! Baby J was so much fun! 


  1. Amazing!! OMG she is so cute!!!

  2. She is adorable! Thanks for linking up to my Linky Party!

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    1. I will for sure! Thanks for following and thanks for the vote of confidence!

  4. these pictures are so cute! How fun for you to shoot such moments.
    found your blog through the blog hop. new GFC follower :)