How to do an Adult Cake Smash!

Happy Birthday!
Happy Birthday!

Who says you need to be a kid to have your cake and eat it too? Our friend Jessica decide this was the year she would try an Adult Cake Smash. Her youngest child had just turned one and she throw him an amazing birthday party, with the traditional cake smash. It was so much fun and gave her an idea, why can’t an adult just dive in to their cake? She texted us at once asking if she could photograph this crazy event and of course we said “YES!”

So here is our play by play of an amazing celebration!

Every birthday needs a cake and cupcakes are the perfect size to dig in.



Adult Smash Cake
Special Cupcake for event

Another “must have” is the chalk board. It gives you up-to-date info on our birthday girl.



Chalk board with birthday girl info

Since our birthday girl is over 21 she decided to add a drink to the festivity.

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Adult Cake Smash


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Adult Cake Smash
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The Essentials

No cake is complete with out a candle and a wish!

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Birthday Wishes

Frosting on the candle should never go to waste.

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Adult Cake Smash

Nether should frosting on your fingers.

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Adult Cake Smash

Now is the time to “DIG IN!!”

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Adult Cake Smash

Don’t try to be lady like because there is no use.

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Adult Cake Smash

Noses need a little frosting too.

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Adult Cake Smash
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Adult Cake Smash

Our birthday girl has decided to wash it down with a bottle of red wine.

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Adult Cake Smash

After cake it is time to play with balloons.

Adult Birthday
Adult Birthday

Special thanks to the one year old who brought the idea to our birthday girl!

Birthday Love

Congratulations to our birthday girl Jessica! Thank you so much for letting us be apart of your special day!!!

Perfect Destination Wedding in Cades Cove

Have you ever dreamed of having your wedding pictures done in the Smoky Mountains National Park but unsure how to make that dream a reality? Well, our couple Skip and Catherine decided they wanted to make this happen. Family and friends joined Skip and Catherine for their wedding ceremony at Heartland Wedding Chapel in Townsend, Tennessee. Following the ceremony, they made their way to Cades Cove with us, ST Photography! We are one of the few licensed and permitted photographers to take your photos in the Smoky Mountains National Park.

The seven mile loop of Cades Cove gave Skip and Catherine so many stunning locations and perfect backdrops for their wedding day photos. They followed our car and we made stops along the way.

National Park Overlook
Gorgeous overlook

Smoky Mountain National Park


We visited a little chapel located on the loop for those sweet, intimate shots. This humble church gave us a few dry minuets till the sun shone once again.

Church in the National Park
Methodist Church on the Cades Cove Loop

Cute, genuine moments together were easily captured as these two made their way around the park.




Even posed photos were easily made their own just by feeling comfortable and happy in each others arms.


They even brought along some family members with them to share the experience and the beauty around them. CadesCove.STPhotography-7438

The kids really enjoyed the open spaces and animals around every corner.

We even had a herd of deer grazing behind everyone during the shoot.






So, if you are still thinking about a destination wedding and have considered Cades Cove or anywhere else in the Smoky Mountains National Park for your wedding photos, then look no further than ST Photography to capture those memorable experiences. We love taking photos in our National Park and would like to share this perfect location with you and your loved ones.  

We would like to thank Skip and Catherine for letting us be apart of their amazing day!