I am an on-location, natural light photographer based in Dallas, Texas. My style is based on beautiful light, pastels, and intimate connections. My goal is to beautifully capture the most precious moments in your life in a way that you will cherish for many years to come. I can't wait to get to know you!
As a Dallas family photographer, there are few things I love more than babies, birthdays, and a beautiful color palette. Recently, I had the joy of celebrating a sweet little girl’s first birthday in Highland Park, Dallas and capturing some incredible cake smash photos. I can’t stop gushing about how darling everything was!
This family decided to throw their baby a “Flower Power” cake smash party at Goar Park under the beautiful open air gazebo. The late April weather was cool and breezy by Dallas standards, and every detail was tailored to perfection!
Grandma made the berry-topped smash cake with white cream frosting—simple and small to keep the focus on the birthday girl. For the backdrop, a soft pink banner read “Peace, Love, Baby” while a garnish of pastel and flower-shaped balloons by @DallasBalloonBar added texture to the scene. The photos of baby in her flower-fringed high chair and pink birthday hat as she enjoys her first bites of cake are absolutely precious!
The party was complete with professional face painting and flower-themed snacks, including sandwiches and donuts in the shape of flowers! Party designer Spring Design Studio did a smashing job organizing this Dallas first birthday cake smash (pun intended!).
The birthday girl wore a sweet floral romper, and Momma and Grandma had complimentary floral print dresses too, making this party the perfect opportunity for some keepsake family photos as well.
This Dallas First Birthday Photoshoot really captures the love this family shares for their little girl! As a momma of two, I know exactly how special that first birthday is—it’s more than just a date on the calendar. Here are a few reasons to consider hiring a DFW photographer for your baby’s first birthday cake smash!
Celebrate a Magical Year with Keepsake Photos
It’s incredible how much babies change in just one short year! As a Dallas lifestyle photographer, I love capturing milestone photos that showcase how your little one is growing into a unique individual. The first birthday is a special milestone because it celebrates the transition from babyhood to toddlerhood. It can be so fun to compare your child’s newborn photos to their first birthday photos, and these keepsake images are a wonderful gift to your child. My two-year-old son loves flipping through his baby albums and learning about himself through the story the photos tell. If you booked me for your baby’s newborn photos, I offer a discount for booking future milestones like a first birthday!
Professional Birthday Photography is a Way of Saying Cheers to You, Mom & Dad
You did it! You braved the sleepless nights, the teething and the colic, the transition into parenthood or to a bigger family. Now it’s time to celebrate, and Mom and Dad totally deserve to be celebrated too! That first year is full of many joys and struggles, and while there are plenty of new adventures ahead, a first birthday bash is the perfect way to slow down, appreciate the little things, and honor the magnitude of all you’ve accomplished so far as parents! With a professional lifestyle photographer to capture this special moment, you can keep the celebration alive long after the party ends.
A Cake Smash Photographer Lets You Be in the Moment
The first birthday cake smash is such a unique experience. While no one says you can’t have a cake smash every year, there’s something extra cute about a baby’s first cake experience. I’ve seen every variation–from the baby who politely dips his fingers in the frosting to the little girl who digs right in and smears it all over her face. Cake smash photos are so much fun to look back on, which is why you won’t regret hiring a professional photographer for baby’s first birthday. With a photographer focused on capturing all the best angles and all the giggles, you can relax and fully enjoy the experience of your little one’s big day, knowing you’ll have a gallery of photos to revisit for years to come.
Ana Dufreche is a luxury, lifestyle photographer servicing the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex and its surrounding cities including Plano, Richardson, Frisco, McKinney, Grapevine, Allen and more. She specializes in motherhood, family, and newborn photography. Her sessions take place outdoors, in-home, and at her studio. The ADP studio is located in Downtown Dallas!
Ana Dufreche is a luxury Dallas wedding photographer. She aims to capture the most precious moments in people's lives and create a story for them to relive for years to come. If you're looking for a wedding photographer to capture your precious moments, contact Ana to schedule your big day.