The first time we photographed this family was in 2015 when they had just moved to Maryland and Noemi's big brother, Noah, was an only child. Our Manassas fall family photography session with Noah was a blast, so I was super excited when just a few months later, I got the news that Noah's mom was expecting again. It was at their Wheaton maternity photography session that I first met little Noemi - of course, still in mom's belly at the time - and then we finally got to see her ten little fingers and toes at her ten-day newborn photography session at our Maryland photography studio. And now, look! Little Noemi isn't so little anymore. Instead, she's fast on her feet, running around and smiling up a storm! And while this last baby photography plan session took place a few months late when Noemi was 14 months old, it's never too late for a good ol' cake smash!
For this year's early fall family photography session, we met up at picturesque Sugarloaf Mountain in Dickerson, Maryland. The first 3/4 of our family photography session we spent on various groupings of family portraits. While Noah was pretty cranky at the beginning of the session, the bubble blower that we brought along for cases like this really turned him around.
And for the last 1/4 of our session, we set up Noemi's birthday smash cake on a flat rock in the midst of a stand of grass and trees, and it made for the perfect backdrop for Noemi's cake smash! We started with the birthday girl, then added her mom, then Noah, then her dad, ending with just her and big brother. These are seriously the cutest outdoor cake smash photos ever, are they not?! Look how pleased she and Noah are to have completely and utterly smashed the cake to smithereens, with no evidence of a smash cake left except for colorful cake bits all over hair, faces, hands, and feet. I deem this family photography & cake smash session a giant success!
Bursting with envy of the Ruiz family's precious heirloom photography? We offer full family photography sessions with a smash cake or smash paint component, as well as 30-minute studio cake smash or paint smash sessions. Get ready for good old-fashioned fun and gorgeous professional photography of your child that will bring back joyful memories for decades!