• Children,  Special Occasions

    My Baby’s First Fiesta (and Cake Smash)

    I created a one year and cake smash set based on the theme for baby’s one year birthday party: Baby’s First Fiesta. The cake is a mini 2-tier, and is a small version of the cake for his actual birthday party. My intention was to have a session outside at Corriganville Park in Simi Valley because it has a nice desert look to it, but in the end, it was much more comfortable to do the cake smash in-home. Baby was so comfortable that he was singing during his session. Shout out to Golden Mittens Bakery for the amazing cactus/succulent cake and Enchanted Rose Creations for the custom banner! Session:…

  • Children

    This Heavenly, Organic Balloon Arch Vintage High Chair Inspiration is a Smash for Baby’s First Birthday | Ventura County, CA

    Oh Mister! Suspenders and blue jeans, white and navy blue ribbon bunting, organic white balloon arch over a white vintage high chair, mustache balloons and mustache cake…could anything be more charming and dashing than this one year photoshoot and cake smash inspiration? We don’t think so! Baby Dante (later joined by his sisters) is looking sharp in his outfit at this Thousand Oaks outdoor location at Conejo Creek North Park. We spent the morning celebrating baby’s one year milestone with The De Luxe Balloon Company putting together a heavenly, organic balloon arch around the cool vintage high chair. The white and blue mustache smash cake from the Golden Mittens Bakery tasted as great as…

  • Children

    Baby Aaliyah’s One Year Session | Oxnard, CA

    I had the best session with Baby Aaliyah, or “Birdie” as her family calls her. Her one year birthday theme was Disney’s Vampirina and she looked so cute in her tutu! (Mom got it on Etsy) If you look through the photos you can see all of her personality and sass coming through, especially with all the amazing expressions she gave me during our session. Credit for the amazing photos goes to Baby Aaliyah and her family who know how to have fun with each other. I loved working with such a loving family! Location – The Gazebo & Water Fountain @ Riverpark, Oxnard, CA Photography – Rosalind Prieto Photography

  • Advice

    21 Fun Baby’s 1st Birthday Party Ideas from Local Experts | Santa Barbara, Ventura County & Westlake Villager

    Yes Mama, you did it! Soon you will add another notch on your “Mom belt” as baby’s first year comes to a happy close. You’ve survived. You’ve conquered. Bring it on two’s, we’re ready!  Before we move on, we first must celebrate the milestone! And to help you celebrate baby’s (and Mom’s) first year, I’ve asked local children and party experts for tips and tricks to make your baby’s party fabulous and stress free. A little bit of direction to help with planning for the party will give you the cute party you want for this special occasion, filled with fun and unique birthday decorations and activities. Every tip you could want…