1 Year Photography {Baby Sophia, Tuscaloosa AL}

Watch Me Grow

Ashley Newman Photography {Tuscaloosa, AL}

One whole year! Can you believe it? Sophia, you are a doll and it has been my honor to get to follow you this first year. It's bittersweet to close this chapter- infancy and Houston. You are growing up and doing so many amazing things. I miss you and your family already. Thank you for allowing me to watch you grow!

Check out this super sweet on-eyear session and learn some tips on how to prepare for your milestone session! 

  1. Bring two outfits: A cute first birthday outfit, and the cake smash “attire”. 
  2. Let your baby have cake at least 2 times in the weeks leading up to the cake smash session. This way they will be familiar with cake enough to move past the exploration phase and they can get excited about it like the rest of us! But believe it or not, many babies think the texture of the icing feels weird.  Some babies don’t like it at all and get upset when it won’t easily wipe off, and some babies are very interested in it and examine it very seriously.
  3. Bring birthday decor. Do you have a special banner or theme? Let's incorporate it!
  4. Smash cake sessions can be done in your own home, or even outside (my favorite!) Let's talk about the location that works best for you. 
  5. If your baby has a fever or is not feeling well on the day of the session, then it needs to be rescheduled. We will not get good results and good smiles if your baby isn’t feeling well. Just put the cake into the freezer for safe keeping. Take it out of the freezer with enough time to let it thaw prior to the next session.
  6. Have some puffs, Cheerios or your baby’s favorite dry finger food on hand to stuff into the cake in case they need help being a littlemore interested in it.
  7. Also have a sippy cup within arms reach in case your baby gets thirsty. Your baby will need a little break.
  8. Please avoid ordering chocolate cake and please avoid fondant decorations (this can pose as a choking hazard).


Ashley Newman Photography is a professional photographer who serves the West Alabama region: Northport, Tuscaloosa, Birmingham.
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