Io Vale’s Cake Smash

This past Labor Day, I got to hang out with Miss Io Vale and her mom and grandma. I last had Io Vale in the studio when she had a milk bath a few months ago. Mom wanted to choose a fun and different cake smash theme, so she ultimately decided on a succulent/ cactus look. She sent an inspiration image and I immediately set out on purchasing succulents. Who doesn’t love the way those little plants look?!

I had a cactus backdrop that I purchased from Intuition Backdrops, and I used a white wall panel for the flooring for easy clean up. We set up some plant boxes and put together our succulents. I added some lights to the set and we were ready to go.

The cake was purchased from O’ For Heavens Cakes and More and was absolutely adorable.


Io Vale wasn’t entirely excited about the cake, and definitely did not want to eat it. But she did dig in and play with it. We got some seriously cute images anyways!

Check out a preview of her before her big mess!


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From The Hart Photography – Grand Forks, North Dakota

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