Airdrie Smash the Cake Photographers -Little A Turns One – Airdrie, AB

Have not done many Smash the Cake sessions outside but this one was planned perfectly and turned out awesome.  This little sweetie pie did amazing at her 1st year photo shoot and smash the cake session.  She wasn’t too interested in the cake but smashed it a few times for us!  Don’t you just love those chubby little cheeks!CODIO PhotographyCODIO PhotographyCODIO Photography

Airdrie & Calgary Baby Photographers – Baby Eva’s 1st Year/Smash the Cake Photo Session – The CODIO Studio

So I may have gone all out on this session but why not, it is my last baby and I never got to do something so fun with my other children as this whole Smash the Cake Fad was not in when we had our last daughter who is now 7 years old. I would say these sessions started to get popular in about the last 4-5 years or so.  They are fun.  Why not have beautiful photos of your 1 year old baby on their birthday which is one of the biggest milestones in the first year of baby’s life.  So many changes between newborn and 1 year old, if you are going to document any of baby’s milestones, it has to be this one.  And then what a fun piece to add into a session… Baby with her first cake of many cakes to come in her life.

Now, I did think that our baby would get right in there and smash her cake however she did not, but this did not surprise me as I would say on average only about %40 of babies will even be interested in touching the cake.  What you don’t see when you look at the smash the cake photos are the babies that cried for their whole session, the babies that didn’t want to touch the cake, the babies that didn’t want to get dirty, the babies that we couldn’t pull off mom and dad and the babies that were having nothing to do with a smash the cake photo session lol!  However needless to say, these sessions are super cute.  We never know what baby will do so every session is a guessing game!

We did however get some amazing shots of our baby girl before her cake as well as with her cake, just not those photos you see where baby is smashing and playing with the cake!  I also absolutely LOVE the Vintage Dollcake Dress that she is wearing.  This dress was handmade in Australia and bought specifically for my baby girls special day.  And then her beautiful Gold Sequined Romper was bought from Little Choco Pink in the USA!

Again a huge thank you to our wonderful cake lady Sara who always makes the most exquisite cakes for these sessions! For more information on our Smash the Cake Sessions you can visit our Facebook page at or our website www.codiophotography.comCODIO PhotographyCODIO PhotographyCODIO PhotographyCODIO PhotographyCODIO PhotographyCODIO PhotographyCODIO PhotographyCODIO PhotographyCODIO PhotographyCODIO Photography


Airdrie Newborn Photographers – Little Miss L – CODIO Photo Studio

We captured a sweet moment between big brother and little sister today at Little Miss L’s newborn photo session at the CODIO Studio here in Airdrie.
How sweet are these two?!Newborn Photos Newborn Photos

Airdrie Newborn Photographers – Little Miss S – CODIO Studio

N&K brought in their little girl today to capture some photos of them as a family. We had a great time working with them. Little Miss S is so precious.



Airdrie Newborn Photographers – Little Miss M – CODIO Photo Studio

A few weeks ago we got a super special visit from some really good friends of ours from the Dominican Republic.  We haven’t seen them in almost 5 years and it was awesome to get to spend a few days with them and meet their new baby daughter.  Of course we couldn’t let them leave without doing a little mini session of this super sweet baby girl.  Absolutely love this baby session in the Studio and we are so thankful for having amazing friends in our lives.

Smash the Cake Special

CODIO Photography and Sara Bean’s: Lovin from the Oven have joined forces to offer YOU our wonderful clients and friends a Smash the Cake Photo Session for your little ones that are turning 1 YEAR OLD.  This Special will include your photo session, your cake and some professional prints. Contact Us Now if you are Interested.SMASH THE CAKE SPECIALbirthday cakes by Sara Beans pink cake girl smash the cake blue birthday cakeboy smash the cake

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Welcome to Our Blog, we are so glad you have stopped by. We are a husband and wife team of professional Wedding and Lifestyle photographers.  Specializing in Engagement, Wedding, Newborn, Baby and Family Photography.  We spend all of our time in our Boutique Studio; located in Airdrie, serving Calgary and area to traveling around the world photographing exotic weddings. Photography is our life and we have been living our dream since 2008 doing what we love.

With Charlene’s love for travel and Rafael’s extraordinary graphic design together with our Love, Experience and Education of Professional Photography, we make the perfect team.

CODIO Photography opened in 2008, in the capital city of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic capturing extravagant beach weddings, and newborns.  This is when we started capturing and documenting the stories of other peoples lives through photography.

In 2011 we relocated our family of 5 to the city of Airdrie, Alberta which is located just outside of Calgary, in Southern Alberta. We have 4 amazing children who are our daily inspiration.  

Photography is our life, and providing our clients the highest quality in service and products is the way we operate. Our work is guaranteed and if you give us a chance, we can document history for you and your family and preserve those once in a lifetime memories.

Who ARE we and what do We like to do??? We Love to Dance! We love to spend time with our Friends and Family. We LOVE Music. Enjoying life and showering our children with Love as well as capturing every special moment in their lives is what we live for…

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