Category: Styled Sessions

Rustic-Themed Child Portrait

Rustic-Themed Child Portrait

I believe your personal style should be reflected in your portraits.  If you have a modern home, you should have modern portraits.  If you live on farm live and decorate with a rustic country flair, we should design your rustic-themed child portrait session to include rustic elements from backgrounds to clothing to props.

This rustic-themed child portrait session was designed to give more character to her typical school portraits.  Her braids were tied with twine bows.  Her dress and cheetah-print boots added color and personality.  Because these are her first grade portraits, we included a vintage school set up complete with antique stool, vintage books, and a red apple.  On the private property near Roxboro, they had a tall stack of firewood which made a nice textured background.  I love finding those kind of areas on property, something that looks unassuming in person but turns out fun in portraits.

Interested in booking a session that reflects your personal style?  Look at the colors you use in your home decorating and use those colors in your portrait clothing.  If you love industrial lighting, a downtown session will look great.  If you use lots of wood accents, a session at the forests edge would incorporate those warm brown tones.

Rustic-Themed Child Portraits

Katie Smith is a family portrait photographer in Mebane, North Carolina.
She travels within 30 miles of Mebane including Roxboro, Chapel Hill, Burlington, and Pittsboro.
When not photographing super cute kids, she likes to relax at home with a good book.

Cake Smash Photographer in North Carolina

let them smash cake

While you might be getting teary-eyed at the thought of your baby turning one, a cake smash is a fun, messy way to celebrate this milestone.

B.Y.O.C. (bring your own cake)

Please bring your own cake.  Due to food allergy concerns, I cannot provide the cake.  I’d be heartbroken if your child had a reaction.  A traditional cake smash is 6″ but you can also bring a cupcake.

Please no red or brown icing or chocolate cake.

It’s adorable on the cake.  Not so adorable smeared across your child’s face when it looks less like cake and more like a diaper-explosion or vampire baby.

On-location cake smash

Cake smash at the park?  No problem!  If you’re worried about your kid eating dirt, we can bring a quilt or my vintage highchair.

The three types of Cake Smash Babies

The DiverNom Nom Nom No need to taste-test. The little guys and girls dive into the cake mouth first.  No questions asked.  Don’t even try to take that cake away until they are done!
The Taste-Tester–  What’s the stuff?  Why is it mushy?  mmmm…. This tastes good.  YUM YUM YUM!  They might take a few minutes to explore this mound of sugar in front of them but once they get a little taste, it’s all she wrote for that pretty little cake.
The Clean Freak–  EWW!!! It’s squishy!  It might taste yummy but it requires getting icing on those precious fingers and to some babies that’s just plain icky!  You can chance a meltdown by putting her hand in the icing or you can get perfectly clean photos of her beside her cake.  (bonus: YOU get to eat the cake since they didn’t demolish it)
Whatever your child’s cake smash personality, you’ll still get adorable portraits.

Make clean-up fun!

When the weather is nice, I’ll happily bring a tub and warm water to wash your child off.  We can even do fun clean up photos. If the weather isn’t warm enough for a bath, please bring lots of baby wipes.  Don’t forget a change of clothes!

Show off the photos

The best thing about cake smashes is that they tell a story.  From the first time they lay their eyes on this sugary wonder to when they crawl away with icing in their hair, the photos work together to tell about the first time your child had birthday cake.  A storyboard is a great way to showcase the photos together!

cake smash photographercake smash 10x20storyboard

Best of Christmas Mini Sessions 2013

With less than a week before Christmas, I’m finally getting a moment to show off all the cute kiddos that came out for Christmas Mini Sessions.  I love their festive outfits and had a lot of fun with all the kids.

Merry Christmas!  I hope 2013 was a great year for you and that 2014 will be even better!

Christmas Mini Sessions