Long Island City Cake Smash

Long Island City Cake Smash

Not all sessions go as planned. When I arrived to the home of baby Eden for his newborn session it was an absolute breeze. Fast forward a year later and now I was back for his 1st birthday session. This time, on the other hand, required a lot more patience and singing and dancing from my team and his parents than his newborn session ever did. His mom wanted two neutral setups before his blue cake smash so we went with brown and grey. He gave us a few smiles before becoming very upset and ready to run off the set. We strategically gave him snacks in exchange for eye contact and smiles. What you may think is a normal happy session was the complete opposite but that my friends is the magic of the camera. Finally when it was time for his cake smash we had mom and dad sitting on both sides of the backdrop in case he ran off. I also stuck a few cheerios in his cake to engage him to touch it and appear as if he was eating the cake. Sure enough these tricks worked and we had a successful smashing of the cake! Just look at all that blue cake everywhere =)

Eden is 1!

Jessica Elbar Photography specializes in luxury newborn and maternity photography in Brooklyn, NY and surrounding areas including but not limited to NYC. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or interested in booking a session.


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Jessica Elbar Photography
315 West 39th St, Suite 305, New York, NY 10018

Jessica Elbar is a NYC photographer specializing in newborn, maternity, child & boudoir portraits. Our studio is located in Midtown and we serve NYC and the surrounding areas.




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