Aya | Desert Themed Cake Smash

Studio Milestone Session - Peoria, AZ | Lauren Iwen Photography

Cute Miss Aya celebrated her first birthday on May 31st! Just one day earlier, she was in my studio smashing this adorable half-naked cactus cake. Aya was a bit timid at first and took some warming up before she started to dig in. She slowly picked off each cactus bloom and ate them one by one.

Big brother, Shiloh, joined Aya in the cake smash to help move things along. I love when siblings get in the action, too. She had a ball feeding him bits of cactus cake! Is this brother-sister duo not the cutest ever?!

By the end of the hour, the family left with a nearly intact cake (minus a cactus and one handful of the top layer) and a thoroughly exhausted baby girl. Delicately smashing a cake is tiring!

Aya is wearing the newest addition to my client wardrobe. It’s a beautiful hand-made two-piece set from Pup and Frank. I absolutely love shopping for adorable outfits for my studio’s stash (it might even be an addiction.) I picked this one out special for Aya, knowing that Mama wanted a desert theme. Her bow and anklet were provided by her Mama and they definitely add the perfect touch!

milestone-photography-az-12.jpgStudio Milestone Session - Peoria, AZ | Lauren Iwen Photography