Category Archives: Cake Smash

Donut Smash Session | Caleb is ONE

This little peanut is almost one and I can’t even believe it.

I captured Caleb as a baby bump, a CUTE newborn (here), his sweet Sitter Session (here) and we finished the year with a whole bunch of tasty donuts to celebrate his first birthday.

Caleb’s Donut Smash Session:

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Someone is a natural now in front of the camera <3

Outfits provided for all Birthday sessions from our curated wardrobe, available in sizes 3mths and up.

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When it came down to the donuts, he was on a mission!

I think it’s safe to say that he loved the donuts (with a side of whip cream)

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Just making sure he didn’t miss a crumb!

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“Today’s extra special,  because you turn ONE!

We’ll eat donuts and whip cream

and have lots of fun”

Donut Smash Session bubble bath part

Caleb you were such a sweet boy all year long, I’m so happy that we captured these fun moments together.

Reserve your Donut Smash Session today for your little one!

2018 Bucket List Sessions

Those Fall temps have rolled in and I’m not sure about you but I’m having mixed feelings.

I definitely wasn’t ready for those cold & damp temps but I’m excited for the Holiday Season! (Christmas is my favourite!)

I’m sad to see 2017 go.

2017 was a year full of learning, growing and strengthening for me personally and for my business.

However, I’m really looking forward to 2018 and have been already been putting in lots of hours working on my 2018 business plan – adding, updating, tweaking and making sure that every client continues to have amazing experiences with Yellow Brick Road Photography and beautiful memories from our time together.

While I’m looking at 2018 – I was hoping you could help me with something? 

2018 Bucket List Sessions Newborns www.yellowbrickroadphoto.caEvery year I have sessions that I’d like to capture creatively so I create a Bucket List and put them out into the world.

(What good are dreams and hopes if you keep them a secret right?)

2018 Bucket List Sessions for Yellow Brick Road Photography


The 2018 Bucket List Sessions:

  • An Adoption (International or Domestic, waiting for baby in 2018, Adopting Family living within 2 hrs of Guelph, same sex families encouraged.)
  • Family Expecting Twins/Triplets (In Home or Fresh 48 session, Feb-May due date)
  • Twins (6-7 months of age Jan-Apr, sitting unassisted)
  • An Interior Designer/Firm (specializing in Children’s Rooms or Scandinavian/Minimalistic design style. Jan – Apr session.)
  • Travel Sessions (Family Sessions): Vancouver Island (July 2018), (more locations to be added in the coming months)
  • Women Entrepreneurs and/or Creatives: (located in Ontario preferably with studio space/workshop and/or storefront, Jan-Apr session)
  • Blogger (or Microblogger/Instagram) (with similar light/bright branding): (Specializing in Lifestyle, Design, Mom Blogger or combination. Jan-Apr Session)

Here’s the FUN part! 

As these sessions are on my Bucket list, they will receive a very special offer when they reserve !

Do you know a family member, friend, business, brand or co-worker that may be perfect for one or more of these sessions?

I would love it if you could pass along this post, tag a friend, tell a coworker.

I’m looking forward to the connections, families, babies and creatives that I will meet and places we will travel to in 2018 to fulfill the Bucket List.

Interested in more details about one of the 2018 Bucket list sessions? Let’s talk more!


2018 Bucket List Sessions yellow brick Road Photography

2018 bucket list sessions Family beach Session

Yellow Brick Road Photography is a full service modern lifestyle Family Photography Studio capturing Newborn, Maternity and Baby’s first year as well as Family sessions in Southwestern Ontario including Guelph, Waterloo, Kitchener, Burlington, Oakville, Toronto, Elora, Fergus, London, Ontario. (Studio sessions are captured at our Boutique Studio in Guelph)

Please feel free to email me or call me with any questions : (Ashley) / 519-841-8494

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First Birthday Cake Smash

I love when clients come to the studio to celebrate their big milestones with a First Birthday Cake Smash.

I get to meet adorable little babes, capture their reactions to cake and their sweet personality and expressions.

Selena was adorable at her White Cake Smash.

Yellow Brick Road Photography Birthday Sessions include birthday portraits where we capture them sitting/standing, playing, smiling and just being their cute selves.

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Oh Miss S! You have the most gorgeous brown eyes!

First birthday cake smash close up of birthday baby

Looking adorable and camera ready in her PLUM NYC tutu

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Blessed with the sweetest waves and gorgeous long eyelashes <3

First birthday cake smash white styled

All of our Birthday sessions include a modern set in light neutral/white tones to allow for the focus to be on baby during this fun smash. Outfits, hair accessories and especially the yummy cake are all included. This sweet cake was baked with love by Yes Dear Cakes

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Time to dig in!

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Cake Smash success!

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Sometimes the last frame of the First Birthday Cake Smash part is the best  <3

I can’t blame her, this is exactly how I feel when someone tries to take away my cake too.

First Birthday Cake Smash crying cake picture

Miss Selena,  Thank you for a fun and beautiful session. You were a pleasure to capture for your special day. Have a great party and a wonderful year being ONE! Happy birthday.

Yellow Brick Road Photography specializes in modern Full Service Studio Birthday sessions.

Birthday Sessions are captured at 11months and generally reserved when baby is 7-10mths of age to ensure availability.

Now reserving Jan 2018 -Apr 2018 birth dates.

Email or Call us to inquire about your little ones fun session

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