I seriously cannot believe that Lincoln just turned 1 recently! Where has this year gone? It definitely does not feel like over a year ago that I first met Lincoln's parents, Chantelle and Ryan, to do their maternity portraits. After that, I got to capture Lincoln's newborn portraits. Then, at the end of last September, I held fall family mini sessions where I was able to be their photographer again. Needless to say, I've enjoyed watching their family grow and doing photography for them along the way.
Lincoln's nursery is Super Mario themed, so his parents picked the same theme for his cake smash. We also decided on an outdoor location, so I brought my rustic wood slab cake stand to match the great outdoors. His outfit came with super cute red suspenders (which he quickly decided against), an adorable red bow tie (which he pulled off not too long after), and a blue diaper cover (which he thankfully kept on).
The cake was decorated by one of Chantelle's friends to look like a '1 up' from Super Mario. They initially decided on a red one to match his outfit, but red cakes are really not suited for cake smashes (unless the whole zombie baby thing is your cup of tea). It was decorated with buttercream icing for extra mess, and edible paper for the spots on the '1 up'.
We had initially chosen a different location, but since the weather was calling for possible rain we changed to Lakeview Park in Oshawa since there are gazebos and porches with covers in case we were rained on. Luckily, the rain held off just long enough and it started raining just as I was leaving. Perfect timing!
I really enjoyed capturing Lincoln's Super Mario cake smash!
Michelle Lewis Photography
Your Oshawa and Durham Region Photographer