Cora’s First Birthday Cake Smash | Chandler Baby Photographer

Every time one of the babies from my First Year Collective reaches their first birthday cake smash I think to myself, “I can’t believe how time flies.”  I mean this seriously.  It wasn’t too long ago that I had photographed Cora’s sweet little face as a newborn.  Cora’s rosy, round cheeks and perfect, pink lips were absolutely adorable.  I have loved watching her grow from a 7 pound, 13 ounces newborn to a bright and bubbly one-year-old.  She loves to dance and smile at her papa and has already begun to walk.  It is an amazing part of my job to see so many little ones reach these milestones.

During Cora’s photo shoot, we played with a few wood blocks and a rocking horse.  Being the daredevil she is, she was completely unafraid of rocking back and forth.  Then, we sat her in a high chair and gave her some cake.  Boy, did Cora love the cake!  She grabbed it with both hands and pulled it towards herself and took a huge bite.  Giggling and smiling as she ate, she licked the frosting off of the sides.  She became a little bit of a mess, so we placed her in a bucket of warm, bubbly water, and fresh floral snippets.  She loved this too!  Splashing around and enjoying life is her jam!

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Thank you to our friends at Custom Created Cakes by Brandi for supplying the beautiful naked cake for our cake smash session.

Reaj Roberts Photography specializes in natural light, organic-style newborn, baby, maternity, family, and child photography.  As part of the First Year Collective, a custom-designed cake is supplied for your child’s cake smash session as well as either fresh fruit or fresh florals.  My in-home studio located in Chandler, Arizona.  My clients typically visit my Chandler Ocotillo area studio from the East Valley and surrounding areas including Phoenix, Scottsdale, Queen Creek, Casa Grande, and Maricopa and Pinal Counties.  Upon special request, I offer a limited number of in-home lifestyle newborn sessions each month.  My blog posts are designed to feature a few of my client’s favorite images so you have an idea of what you will receive with you commission me as your photographer. 

I look forward to chatting with you about how we can create beautiful photographic memories for your family.  I would be honored to speak with you by email at or 602-430-3712.  Please click here for bookings and additional details.

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