July 9, 2022

Chattanooga Cake Smash Photographer | Baseball Cake Smash

Chattanooga, Birthday, Children, Milestone, cake smash

A Baseball-Themed Cake Smash in Chattanooga


This Chattanooga cake smash session is probably the most favorite one I've done as a Chattanooga cake smash photographer. I love it when moms challenge me with a good theme or idea for their child's first birthday cake smash session. When this mom and I first spoke we discussed doing the cake smash in studio (where it is much easier to clean up) but I asked her if she would be interested in doing it on a baseball field if I could find one that would accommodate us. She agreed and thankfully so did the Jack Mattox Ball Park in Ringgold, GA. For a small fee we were able to reserve a field one evening and it provided the perfect backdrop for this baseball-themed cake smash session for a little rookie!

1yo boy in red suspenders eats a baseball cake on a baseball field surrounded by old baseballs in Chattanooga

Bats, blocks, and baseballs.


I went around to several local antique stores (Chattanooga has plenty of them!) to find all the old baseballs to use as props. I also found an old bat and glove to complete the look! I already had a couple of large ABC blocks and used the A side since my little rookie's name starts with A. His mom even brought a miniature bat with his name engraved on it. The old baseballs and simple props and decorations looked perfect out on the field and little A loved playing with everything. He even managed to get one of the balls into the cake!

little boy in kickee pants baseball outit lifts full-sized bat off the ground with one hand while holding on to a fence
close-up of little boy in blue diaper cover and red suspenders with his hands buried in a baseball cake for cake smash

Fun Baseball Fact


I'm not one to follow baseball myself (sorry to all my baseball-loving moms) but when I was a teenager my next-door neighbor was Gary Sheffield for the years he played for the Atlanta Braves. I'll be honest, I had no idea who he was before he moved in. But I will say he was a nice neighbor, always waved hello, and we even got to see Barry Bonds on one occasion when he was visiting. So I guess that's pretty cool!

Are you a baseball fan?


Let me know! Need a baseball-themed session? I'm in! Send me a message if you'd like to connect about baseball, cake smashes, or photography in general. I love chatting with new friends!

See some of my favorites from this session below!

1yo boy in Chicago Cubs uniform sits on baseball field with baseball themed props for birthday session in Chattanooga
1yo boy in Chicago Cubs uniform sits on baseball field with baseball themed props at Jack Mattox Ball Field
1yo boy in Chicago Cubs uniform sits on baseball field with baseball themed props for Chattanooga cake smash
1yo boy in Chicago Cubs uniform stands at fence in dugout with a 1 sign for photo session
1yo boy in Chicago Cubs uniform stands at fence in dugout with a 1 sign for Chattanooga cake smash
1yo boy in Chicago Cubs uniform and his dad's too-big hat stands at fence in dugout with a 1 sign
1yo in one-piece baseball outfit stands holding on to an old baseball bat and chainlink fence
1yo in one-piece baseball outfit lifts an old baseball bat in one hand and holds on to a chain link fence
1yo looks so excited to be holding a huge old baseball glove and ball on ball field at Chattanooga cake smash session
little boy holds onto a chain link fence and stretches to reach an old baseball glove and ball at jack mattox ball field
1yo boy holds up an antique baseball triumphantly as he stands on Jack Mattox Ball Field for Chattanooga cake smash
little boy in blue diaper cover that says ONE on the butt and red suspenders stands at baseball field fence
a close up of a baseball decorated cake on a wood stand on home plate for Chattanooga cake smash session
a baseball decorated cake on a wood stand on home plate for Chattanooga cake smash session
little boy eats cake on a baseball field for Chattanooga cake smash session
little boy eats cake on Jack Mattox Ball Field for Chattanooga cake smash session
little boy eats cake on a baseball field with old baseballs, a glove, and a crate in center field
Chattanooga baseball themed cake smash session by Chattanooga cake smash photographer
1yo boy in red suspenders shoves cake in his mount at baseball themed photo session on an actual baseball field
first birth cake smash session in Chattanooga by Chattanooga cake smash photographer