Arboretum Styled Cake Smash: Baby Heather

In the pages of magazines and catchy blogs I see styled shoots, where they create a fancy, but make-believe event to photograph.  They seem “too” perfect and too good to be true.  In baby Heather’s case, her mom Sherry took it upon herself to style her daughter’s real life 1st birthday celebration and proved that even a real life 1st birthday celebration can be styled, perfectly, by “just” her mom.

On a budget, Sherry styled every detail that you could style with impeccable taste.  She handmade the feather necklace & party hat and sourced handmade clothing for Heather and stayed on budget for her & her hubby Oliver’s styled attire.  She sourced props and mood inducing effects like bubbles and aced her vision of a “Blush / Marie Antoinette” theme.

We walked through the gardens of the Arboretum with a stroller FULL of clothes and props.  We were quite the spectacle, as it was a weekday and there was a bus load of school kids gawking over how cute baby Heather was as she was about to smash her birthday cake.  The security guard thought we were filming a fancy production movie because everything looked so professional (good thing we had a permit!!).

Heather elegantly smashed her first birthday and LOVED it.  She would sit there all day if she could.

Sherry’s beautifully styled shoot for her daughter is truly an inspiration to DIY moms out there as well as myself…I have 4 daughters and plenty of years of cake smashes left.  I hope my blog is still around when Heather learns how to read so she can read and see how wonderful & creative her mom is.  You can feel the love spilling out in all the effort & awesomeness Sherry put in to this session.

At the bottom view a collage of photos from Heather’s matching (and just as styled and amazing) 1st birthday party at local favorite Cafe Concerto.  #reallifeinspiration

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