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Dayton First Birthday Photographer | Samantha Cake Smash



I absolutely adore first birthday cake smash sessions! They’re the perfect way to celebrate your little one’s first big milestone. It’s such a treat to get to see lots of my newborn clients again later and see how much they’ve grown in a year!

Samantha celebrated her birthday in style by going for a simple rustic & lemon themed cake smash. All props in the photos are available for use for cake smash sessions. I also provide the cake.

All cake smash sessions also come with a “splash” milk bath at the end to clean them up and have some more fun. I have a few little tubs available for this.

Samantha’s Cake Smash | Dayton First Birthday Photographer

Small white cake on cake stand with lemons | Melissa Sheridan Phototgraphy baby girl in bowl with birthday hat on | Dayton Cake Smash Photographerbaby girl in yellow outfit touching cake | Dayton First Birthday Photographerbaby girl in yellow outfit with cake | Dayton First Birthday PhotographerDayton First Birthday Photographer | Samantha Cake Smash Session baby girl touching lemon with smashed cake | Dayton First Birthday Photographer baby eating lemon next to cake | Dayton Photographer Baby Girl in bathtub splashing | Melissa Sheridan Photography

Fun fact: this bathtub is actually a planter I got at Michael’s! But it’s the perfect size for one year olds!

Baby girl sitting in bowl with a lemon in her mouth | Dayton First Birthday Photographer

There’s so many different options for first birthday cake smash sessions. They can be in the studio, like this one, or outdoors.

I also include one family photo with all cake smash sessions if you’d like. As a new parent, you’ve reached a big milestone too in getting through your first year of parenthood! I love being a Charlottesville Cake Smash photographer because these sessions are just too cute and such a great way to celebrate growing little ones!

From Samantha’s mom:

Melissa is such a talented and patience photographer! These images were everything I had envisioned for her cake smash and more. She’s patient, thorough & we got the images back so quickly! Highly recommend!”

Dayton First Birthday Photographer

Ready to book your baby’s cake smash session?

Contact me to schedule your session!

xo Melissa

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