2 Year Old Baby Cake Smash | Gatineau Baby Photographers
My daughter’s birthday is this month, so I wanted to do a 2 year old cake smash photo session with her as I LOVE shooting cake smash sessions and her 1 year cake smash session from last year turned out beautifully.
Last year I had Thimble Cakes make my daughter’s smash cake and they did a beautiful job. However, this year I wanted to try to bake and decorate a smash cake myself, since I found some really great ideas and tips on Pinterest on how to decorate a giant cupcake. And I was very blessed to have my friend, Gisleide from L’Assiette Dessert, help me and give me pointers on how to make frosting rosettes. (My bad for not making the best butter cream icing to work with, but it still turned out pretty good for my first time.)
Anyway, I hope that you enjoy the cake smash photos of my little girl. Have a great week.
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Last week I shot some cake smash photos of little baby J. This is not the first time that I have photographed this little boy. I did some family portraits of him, his sister, maman and papa this past spring.
You never know how a one year old is going to react to a cake smash session. Some start crying and want nothing to do with the cake, while others are loving the sugary goodness. This little boy was totally loving the sweetness of his predicament and I was able to capture some of those gooey moments.
For anyone interested in booking a cake smash photo session for their baby (one year cake smash or two year cake smash), contact me to book your session. You can view my cake smash pricing online, under cake smash. Meanwhile, enjoy the cake smash photos of this little man.
For anyone who has lived in Ottawa for a while and is in the know, they will know about the rock sculptures at Remic Rapids Park. Within my first year of moving to Ottawa, I had a good friend take me there for a summer outing. I was blown away by these sculptures standing in and out of the water, free from anything keeping them together, except gravity and some sweat and hard work. John Ceprano is the artist who began making these beautiful stone sculptures in Ottawa back in 1986.
While I was scouting out the location for an engagement photo shoot, I had the good fortune to actually see and meet Mr. John Ceprano himself with some other passersby. Although I had zero clue of what he actually looked like, it was hard to miss the man standing in the water using a rock to hammer another rock onto one of the rock sculptures.
It was really cool to get an inside scoop about this year’s sculptures. He told us that this year’s theme is called “Wonderland” and it involves Ulysses & Prometheus, who visit Alice in Wonderland. Only a true artist would mix Greek mythology with Lewis Carroll’s story. Loved it.
This past August 2013, Ottawa hosted its first International Stone Balancing Festival. The first International Stone balancing festival was held in Ancona, Italy in 2012, which John attended. For more information or to donate to Ottawa Rock Art (ORA), please go to the official website. So, without further ado, enjoy the photos of some amazing balanced rock art made by a great artist.
A few months ago I did some fall portraits of this cute little family. It was a gorgeous autumn day in Ottawa–sunny and warm. They were perfect conditions to do some early evening family photos. I shot some photos of mamma and her son this past spring when she was pregnant with her daughter. It is great to see this family with their newest addition. And what a cutie this little girl is. Congratulations to the newest addition to your family. :)
A few months ago I photographed little baby O who was already one month old at the time. Since he was older than a regular newborn baby, he wasn’t into being all sleepy as most newborns are when they are a few days old. But I was still able to get some cute shots of this little guy.
His mother is a designer and she made the cute tree and owl mural in his bedroom. I love it. Very cute.
A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to go and check out the Ottawa zombie walk. Radio Chez 106 was the host for this gruesome event. It was A.MA.ZING! I have loved anything remotely Halloween related since I was a child, so when I found out that there was a zombie walk in Ottawa and in October, no less, I was SO excited to go and check it out.
So with camera in hand, I went to McDonald Gardens Park to go and get some shots of the undead in all of their guts and glory. Enjoy.
A few weeks ago Heather and I photographed James and Shawna’s rustic wedding at Strathmere Inn. I have wanted to shoot a wedding at Strathmere for quite a while as it is such a beautiful wedding venue. It did not disappoint as far as beautiful spots to shoot wedding photos. There are so many rustic spots at this place out in the country. It went along the same theme as James and Shawna’s country style engagement photos that I shot at the Experimental Farm in the summer. It was a gorgeous fall day with the sun shining and the trees filled with colourful fall leaves. My only regret is that there wasn’t enough time to shoot at all of the great spots that I had found while scouting the location earlier.
I really liked the personal touch of having a cousin, Rev. John D. McIntyre, marry them. They also had some other personal touches throughout their wedding, such as the three sunflowers in Shawna’s bouquet, which represented each of her grandparents that has passed away. (There were three sunflowers on their wedding cake too.) They also had turkey feathers incorporated into their table flower arrangements as well as James’s boutonnière. James is an avid hunter and he and some of his friends went hunting that morning at the crack of dawn and shot their quota within the first hour of hunting. And last, but not least, James borrowed his ex-boss’s HUGE tractor and drove it to Strathmere so that we could use it for some of the photos.
I must mention that I loved the many kind words given by friends and family during the speeches of how kind, friendly and determined in nature both James and Shawna are. And I loved how James thanked the farmers who attended their wedding as this is a very busy time of year for them. I really love working with down-to-earth people and humble country folks (I say that with most sincere kindness). And I loved listening to James and his mother quote verses from the Bible in their speeches. There is something about these people that make my job more enjoyable and less stressful. I left their reception feeling in great spirits and extremely happy that these two found a mate as kind and thoughtful as they each are. Congratulations James and Shawna. May God bless you with much happiness as well as wisdom to make the right choices to bless you and your family.
Ceremony & Reception Venue: The Lodge at Strathmere
Last week I photographed Jason and Stacy’s engagement photos at Bate Island as well as at the John Ceprano rock sculptures at Remic Rapids Park. I have wanted to do a portrait session at the rock sculptures for months, but when I scouted the location the first time this past June, the part of the river that has the sculptures was still too high that the sculptures were still underwater. Although I was disappointed not to be able to shoot portraits there earlier this summer, I was very happy that I finally got a chance to shoot portraits there.
Thanksgiving Monday (the day we did the shoot) was a strange day, weather-wise with dark clouds, then sun, dark clouds, sun, etc. However, in the afternoon and early evening the clouds dissipated and the sun shone though making for some beautiful light.
Jason and Stacy showed up looking fantastic. Stacy had a little collection of spectacular boots and shoes to use for the session. Jason thought it was overkill, but as a girl I completely understood. Although she didn’t end up wearing all of the shoes that she brought, a girl can never have too many shoes at her disposal.
Thanks to Jason and Stacy for putting up with some of my ideas for the shots–even if it meant that Jason was blinded by the sun so that I could use the light to show off Stacy’s cool looking eyes. Really, this girl has an amazing colour of eyes. I am looking forward to photographing Jason and Stacy’s wedding this February. In the meantime, enjoy the photos from their engagement photo session.
A few weeks ago my second shooter, Heather, and I shot Doug and Diana’s rustic wedding in Carp. What can I say about this wedding? Well, first, we got the great diffused lighting that we wanted in order to take photos of the guys and girls before the ceremony.
When going over the wedding details with Doug and Diana about their rustic styled wedding, I was so excited to hear that they wanted to have their photos taken at an old farm in Carp near where Diana grew up. About a week before the wedding, the three of us went to scout out this farm in order to see where we could take the photos of the guys. Let me tell you, Valca’s farm is a photographer’s dream location. There are several old barns with that cool looking barnwood, old tractors, fields, an old brick farm house, old farming equipment. I was in heaven and could have shot there all day. However, the show must go on, so I shot some photos of the guys there and then let Heather shoot the rest while I left to go shoot some photos of Diana and the girls.
And Diana’s location did not disappoint either. They had set up a little photo location in front of a corn field with bales of hay, pumpkins and mums. I was happy to see such a country looking display. This is right up my alley as far as what I love to photograph. You can view Doug and Diana’s engagement session at Hog’s Back / Mooney’s Bay Park a few months ago.
Congratulations Doug and Diana. May life bring you much happiness in your new lives as husband and wife.