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Peacock Cake Smash | Leo Carillo Historic Ranch

Maleayah - such a beautiful name to perfectly suit a beautiful little girl! I first met her mama when she booked her maternity session as part of a Watch Me Grow package (these are always so special as I love being apart of the little milestones which always pass in the blink of an eye), and what fun that was to capture such a radiant personality during such an exciting time of life! Each milestone session was more exciting then the one before, and Maleayah’s personality blossom with each one! Before we knew it, we were talking about her First Birthday session, and discussing themes for her cakesmash. Her mom choose a peacock theme - how unique! I was excited and we quickly bounced around ideas till every detail was covered. I loved making the tutu, and headband, and working with my amazing baker Seguras Baking Co. to come up with an equally perfect cake. As luck would have it, one of my favorite locations for sessions =, Leo Carillo Ranch, happens to have free roaming peacocks! While they were mostly onlookers for our session, it was neat to be surrounded by them and drawing inspiration while setting up for the session! Here are some of my favorite images from this cakesmash!

First we start off with portraits - something timeless to capture their personality pre-cake! She rocked this adorable knitted outfit, and the flowers in the distance added the perfect touch to coordinater her outfit!

Then it’s time for the themed set up, and CAKE!


And once we are all cake’d out, we end with a bubble bath, which always makes for THE best photos (assuming the little one loves baths, but most of them do — especially when they’re encouraged to SPLASH!)