first birthday

Willy Wonka Baby's 1st Birthday | Virginia Beach Cake Smash Photographer

This is one of my absolute favorite cake smash themes EVER - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a classic and when Hunter's mom mentioned wanting a Willy Wonka themed birthday cake smash, I almost shouted YES! at the top of my lungs!  I knew that Ebony and Mark at Tutu Cute Cakes were going to have a ball with this theme, too - and they did not disappoint!!  I think this is one of the most amazing birthday cakes I've ever seen.  Hunter loved it too, as you can see from these pictures!

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Hunter is one of our baby planners who came for our Milestones Plan, which is sessions at 4 months, 8 months and 12 months (including our boutique cake smash session).  It is always so wonderful to watch babies grow through their first year.  Here is the collage we put together for his mommy and daddy to remember how much he has grown!

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Kimberlin Gray Photography is Hampton Roads premier newborn and family photography studio serving Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth and beyond. We have sessions to capture the most important moments from pregnancy through your child's graduation from high school.  


Hungry Caterpillar Cake Smash | Virginia Beach First Birthday Session

Top 10 Cake Smash images of 2014 | Virginia Beach Norfolk Baby Photographer

Our first birthday cake smashes are some of our favorite types of sessions because we're able to not only be creative and experiment with new sets, but also to collaborate with other creatives.  The amazing Mark & Ebony from Tutu Cute Cakes always come through with amazing cakes and even sometimes help us with some background elements and brainstorming theme ideas.  Our newest photographer, Tina, is incredibly creative and has brought so much to our studio - can't wait to see what we create together in 2015.  But for now, please take a peek at some of our favorite cake smash sets from 2014: mermaid cake smashwinter blue and silver snowflake cake smashvintage train conductor cake smash cowboy twin cake smashwonder woman super hero birthday cake smash pink paris french tutu cake smashelf christmas snowflake theme cake smashshabby chic pink and brown cake smashgreen and purple pom pom cake smashvintage hot air balloon cake smash

Pom Poms and Ribbons make Girly Fun First Birthdays! | Virginia Beach 1st Birthday Cake Smash Photographer

Two super girly smashes up on the blog today.  These two baby girls came to the studio in October for their 1st birthday sessions and instead of choosing a specific theme, we stuck with a color scheme and just made them girly and sweet!  They are just too adorable for words!

Bugs and Owls...and cake? | Virginia Beach First Birthday Cake Smash Photography Sessions

Two adorable smashes in October were one inspired by all things boy and one fall themed owl smash.  Both were so fun to create with Ebony of Tutu Cute Cakes.  We were even photographed as we created the set for the owl smash for a special feature on Hampton Roads Creative.  Check out the blog post for an inside look at how we create these adorable sets: