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Great Cake Shops For Your Baby's First Birthday & Cake Smash | Lansing Mi | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio | Photography

I recently did a cake smash photo shoot for a darling little boy named Dashton. He absolutely destroyed the little cake his parents brought for him, especially that tiny giraffe! It was so much fun capturing the moment as he got all covered in frosting; his sugary smiles and confused little looks at the cake covering his hands and arms were priceless.

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Cake Smashes are really fun way to celebrate that first birthday and landmark it in photos. 

Cake Smash | First Birthday | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio | Michigan Photographer

Below is the list I've put together of places near the Lansing Area to get a cake for your little one's first birthday bash.

The Sweet Cake Co -Williamston Mi

A Piece O' Cake -East Lansing Mi

Cakes A Bloomin -Lansing Mi

Cake Art Of Lansing -Lansing Mi

Bake N' Cakes -Lansing Mi

Whipped Bakery -Lansing Mi

Glazed & Confused Bakery -Lansing Mi

A few other options are Meijer, Kroger, and Sams Club, but as big grocery stores they won't have as many cute options.

Know any other awesome cake shops or bakeries I missed? Share them in the Comments! 

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Recent Shoots: Heidi and the Violin

I recently did photos for a beautiful violinist and dancer by the name of Heidi.

Heidi Headshot

She's very talented and I actually got to hear her play some during our session! The music she creates is beautiful. 

Violinist On Bridge

The above and below images were captured at Curwood Castle. I love shooting at that location because there are so many beautiful spots and it's easy do something wonderous, wistful, and wild. The castle is actually yellow, which in some cases can be annoying, but in this case it worked out really well for the conceptual image we did. Any time I have the opportunity, I like to create something special for my clients. After a recent senior session I had a ton of sheet music hanging out at my studio, so I brought it along to the shoot with Heidi and we created a maelstrom of music for this passionate heart. 

Music Maelstrom

Brave Shoot

Last night I watched the movie Brave. Mother’s day just passed, and it’s a great example of the dysfunction and love in mother/daughter relationships. I think it’s a great film, with beautifully done animation and artwork. I’ve always loved crazy hair like Merida has and the fiery personality they wrote her matches that hair perfectly.

Merida Brave

Shortly after seeing the movie for the first time not too long ago, I did a Brave inspired photo shoot with a cos-player I know.  Ashley had made a perfect replica dress by hand and did a fantastically huge wig up, long wefts and untold amounts of time curling individual strands included!

Meridas Bow Curwood Castle

After getting together, an adventure to Curwood Castle followed! It’s a beautiful little place out in Owasso where I love to shoot. Built in 1922 by a dreamer and author, James Oliver Curwood, it's a museum now. He used the turrets for his writing studio...