Aria’s Cake Smash Session ~ Kailua 1st birthday portraits

Miss Aria has grown so much since I saw her last. To celebrate her upcoming birthday, we had a fun cake smash session. At first she was delicate with the cake, then she dove right in!

Baby girl celebrating her 1st birthday by smashing a pink and white cake

We started off with some family portraits to make sure she had time to get used to the studio and warm up. I think she knows just how loved she is- she adored all the attention.

One year old girl with parents on a white wood backdrop

Turning one isn’t always easy, and in between family portraits and her cake smash, Aria was a little out of sorts. But after some snacks and snuggles, she bounced right back! The studio bed is great for little explorers- they love to crawl to the foot and pull to stand (always carefully supervised, of course). We also brought out the tub, which photographs well and helps contain active babies. Add a little prop or two for interest, and the setup coordinates beautifully with her adorable outfit.

After the cake smash, the best way to clean up is with a bubble bath. Often, the best smiles from the session are while splashing in the tub. How cute is she in this vintage style “bathtub”?

Baby splashing in a vintage style mini bathtub

Lisa Hoang is an award winning newborn, baby, maternity and family photographer located in Oahu, Hawaii and has been in business since 2006. Her Kailua studio is warm and welcoming, with props, accessories, and wardrobe for babies, children, and mothers. To book your baby’s 1st birthday cake smash session, use the contact form linked above or email