When I was a young teen, the movie Beauty and the Beast came out and I was obsessed! I must have watched it hundreds of times! It might have been the age I was when the movie came out, but I still have such fond memories that stayed with me all these years. It was so beautifully done back then! I even enjoyed the newer version of this movie when it came out a few years ago, but maybe not quite as much as the original. 😉 As a young adult, I never dreamed I would one day have the opportunity to photograph this exact theme for a Cake Smash!
Last year I actually hosted this theme as a full day of mini’s with the older kiddos. It was so much fun. When I host specialty photography events, I try my best to include matching wardrobe as an extra special and complete experience, and the gowns we had were incredible. I do think I’d like to do that session again one day…
However!! When this special Momma reached out and inquired about a cake smash for her daughter, and mentioned Beauty and the Beast, well – you could say I got a wee bit excited. I couldn’t stop thinking about how incredible sweet this would be in photos with a little princess turning ONE. Mum brought the cutest ‘Belle’ dress that came from the Disney store, and to be honest, I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect session. How it all came together was poetic. lol
I had so much fun putting this set together with all the special little details, and the fresh roses on top of birthday girls cake made it extra pretty. Birthday babe did so great. We photographed this during one of the breaks in-between lockdowns, and I must say – this little birthday girl handled herself wonderfully. We may not have gotten ALL the smiles, but I promise she had a very good time and enjoyed herself. I am so pleased with the memories we made of her during this stage of her life, not to mention the special connection and love her Mum has to Beauty and the Beast.