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  1. Riley Faith- 7 Days Old

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    Well, my time at Carrie McKee Photography has been an exciting journey, mostly full of icing and bubble baths from the birthday Cakesmashes but on Wednesday I had the pleasure of taking part in my first ever Newborn shoot.

    I have to say, at first I was scared (not scared of the baby of course, but unsure of how the shoot would go) but little Riley Faith was a perfect debut for me. She was in simple terms, a week year old, 7 lb 4 bundle of joy. I was nearly tearing up with how cute she was.

    Anyway, newborn shoots usually happen within a few days of the little angel being brought into the world, because unfortunately they don’t stay that size for long. The studio has to be piping hot (can’t have the baby getting too chilly) and a white noise app is used to create a calming atmosphere which helps the baby sleep. It most definitely  worked for Riley; she did not move a muscle for 2 whole hours.

    Firstly, Riley was put on a white bean bag (that Carrie and I had filled to the brim a few days before). Riley must have been having a fantastic dream, because she smiled like she knew she was having her picture taken… Model to be maybe?

    Then Mum and Dad got the chance to share Riley’s limelight, showing off their fabulous creation. There was so much love in the room.

    Lastly, Mum and Dad requested that their favourite Teddy bear make it into the photos. How could we say no? So the last few shots saw Riley on a bed with her cuddly toy.

    I had such a wonderful time and enjoyed every moment of sharing a moment of this little newborns life. Perhaps it won’t be my last, but I have to thank Riley for being the perfect little baby…

    Gabi Simms (Intern at Carrie McKee Photography)

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  2. Happy 1st Birthday Fionnlagh!

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    Introducing our newest shipmate…Ahar Fionnlagh!

    This wee man was a perfect happy chappy, showing us his smiles the whole session, right from the portraits, where he wore cute dungarees and then in his spotty birthday outfit! He didn’t need much coaxing behind the scenes to smile and laugh, this little man was a natural!

    When the Sailor cake was brought out, after the initial puzzled look, it soon covered our birthday boy head to toe.  Fionnlagh was most definitely not sharing any of his cake with any of us. He even did his best to scoff the whole lot.

    Once the cake had been well and truly demolished..it was time for some fun in the tub. Next came the bubble bath that we had prepared for this messy little man. Once submerged, he wasted no time splashing Mum and Dad and everyone at Carrie McKee Photography. Some of the best splashes I’ve seen!

    Happy 1st Birthday Fionnlagh from us at Carrie McKee Photography.

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  3. Happy Birthday Addison Alexis!

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    We began with a simple white romper that Mum had picked out, an ideal outfit for the first portraits. Freshly awoken from a lovely nap…it wasn’t long before we got into the swing of things and got some beautiful smiles of the birthday girl.

    Our feature outfit for today is a new arrival: our Lilac & Gold spotted romper. The rich purple and gold was the perfect background setting for this outfit.  And this baby girl was the perfect model for our new theme, with her big brown eyes madly drawing us all in.

    It didn’t take long for some demolition of the cake, 0.1125 sec to be specific. Yes our quickest ever cake topple. But that didn’t matter as this little monster was happy to delve in with the cake snugly tucked in between her legs. She was not going to share with us that’s for sure :)

    After all that excitement, it was bath time…happily splashing Mummy and everyone at Carrie McKee Photography. Enjoy your 1st Birthday sweetie, hope you had a fun day with us <3

     

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    Carrie McKee Photography. Belfast. Cake Smash. 07590368295.

  4. Happy Birthday Gia

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    I’m beyond excited to finally show you all this outfit I have been holding onto for weeks. Ahoy Matey here it is!…

    Of course, the perfect baby to pull this off would need a mop of dark hair and dark complexion and when Gia came through the door, she was the perfect match! We’ve even included a sandcastle bucket and a beach ball to tie in with our nautical motif.

    Firstly we started with the pink tutu, a beautiful gift from Granny that was saved for Gia’s special day. Even Mum and Dad got to share limelight in this one, helping her showcase the look! It won’t be long before this little one is on her feet.

    Next it was cake time, which Gia playfully demolished. We all sang along Happy Birthday as she tore away chucks of sponge. This resulted in a lot of mess, but this was okay because Gia was able to clean herself up in a lovely warm bath with lots of bubbles cheered on by Mum, Dad and everyone at Carrie McKee Photography.

    Happy 1st Birthday Gia… Have a wonderful day<3

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    Carrie McKee Photography. Belfast. Cake Smash. 07590368295

  5. Blake

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    This happy chappy is Blake, and he spent a wonderful afternoon taking part in a Cake Smash shoot to celebrate his first birthday in a unique way. Blake was the first to try our new Stars and Spots theme. This included a cute spotty outfit; as well as a party hat (which didn’t remain on his head too long) and also metallic star decorations. His cake included a matching blue detailing to co-ordinate well with the set.

    Happy Birthday little man :)

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    Carrie McKee Photography. Belfast. 07590368295. Cake Smash First Birthday Shoot

  6. The Douglas’

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    Yesterday we had the pleasure of meeting Kaiden, Hannah and Scarlet when they took part in one of our family shoots. These three cuties enjoyed posing for the camera both together and by themselves. Everyone was very excited about having their own lovely portrait shots. Cousins Scarlet and Hannah loved looking like Rapunzel in their beautiful photos, and Kaiden had a lot of fun spinning around on set when it was his time to shine!

    We got some beautiful shots of the two girls as well as some adorable pictures of siblings, Hannah and Kaiden.  These kids certainly brought a lot of fun to the studio!

    Family Sessions from £60. Call Carrie on 07590368295

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    Carrie McKee Photography. Belfast. Family Sessions. 07590368295

  7. Noah Cakesmash

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    This lovely little boy is Noah. He visited us recently to take part in a Cake Smash shoot to celebrate his first birthday.

    Noah was the first to try our Sailor theme. This included an outfit and bunting with an anchor print, as well as bright primary coloured decorations. His cake had some lovely blue detailing to match well with the set. At first our little sailor posed in a blue and white shirt, paired with some cute little jean shorts. Next Noah changed into some white woolen shorts and an adorable anchor-patterned bib. Dancing along to his favourite songs with Mummy and Granny, Noah devoured his cake immediately. We also managed to get some more adorable portraits of a very happy and clean one year old after his bath which was too cute to not share.

    Happy Birthday little man :)

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  8. Aiofe

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    Aiofe was our most recent cake smasher, isn’t she adorable? I just couldn’t resist featuring her on the blog!

    This Cake Smash had a a gold and pink colour scheme with stars scattered all over the set. It was perfect for this birthday celebration! At first Aiofe looked beautiful in her portraits, in which she wore a gorgeous cream dress. When the cake came out she changed into a pink tutu and headband, coordinating with the set perfectly! Aiofe was all smiles as she danced along to her favorite tunes and especially when the whole family sang happy birthday to her. At last bath time came, and after successfully covering Mummy in suds, Aiofe had lots of fun blowing bubbles with Daddy. She was all nice and clean and ready to go out to dinner with the family after the soapy fun!

    This Cake Smash also saw our first live stream on Facebook! Hopefully these will continue regularly and you can enjoy watching some behind the scenes action. Keep an eye out for more Cake Smashes soon!

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    Check out our first Facebook Live feed…

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    Carrie McKee Photography. Cake Smash. Belfast. 07590368295