The first year is done, your little bubba is now turning 1, soon be running riot around the home! What a better way to celebrate your little ones birthday than a cake smash! They are so much fun and can be done within a few days of little ones birthday or even on the day if you wish.
I always start my cake smash sessions with a family session too, or just little one if you are a bit camera shy. This will take around 15 minutes and then little one for their portraits. This includes a few of them with some ‘one’ letters and a few of them casually sitting or standing. We can also do an outfit change if you wish before introducing the cake. This way it helps bubba get used to me and my equipment. Then we will introduce their cake and get all smashy and messy!
I would recommend having an outfit for the family photograph part of the session and then another for the cake. I do have a couple of tutus for girls and a nappy cover for boys for the cake smash. If you would like me to bring them, otherwise an ‘I am one’ vest or a plain white vest looks great.
I love a good theme but prefer to keep it minimal. For me as an artist, it is more important to focus on your little ones rather than the decorations. So I usually opt for a bunting on a white/grey or cream background.
I do not provide a cake due to some allergies with children so I always find it easier for you to decide on which cake you would like and what flavour. Giant cupcakes or small-tiered cakes photograph best. Your little one will be smashing the cake into a thousand pieces. I recommend having a look in Asda or Tesco at their selection.
The cake smashing will take around 20 minutes. This will be very funny to watch. The reactions to eating their cake and getting it all over their little faces is hilarious. After we are happy with the images we have got I will start to pack away whilst little one has a quick bath. If you would like me to photograph this part I can, no problem at all!
Be prepared this session can get messy haha!
Cake Smash sessions are not just for 1 year olds too... My amazing friend, Jade, who owns Inspirique Baby Photography and her assistant Rhianna, did a cake smash to celebrate their 30th birthdays. It was hilarious as you can tell from the images. Jade specialises in newborn - 1 year photographs. Check her out if you want more of a prop using style!
Once we are done with the session I will edit all your images and arrange a time to come show them to you. I will also help you choose which package would suit your home and decide on your favorite images.
It is full payment for the images at the end of the viewing stage this can be done by a bank transfer or cash. I will then complete your order and personally deliver them to you within 14 days.