A cake smash session is all about the fun experience and memories. Nearly 365 days of diapers, feedings, and sleepless nights have passed. Whether you've been soaking in every tiny moment, or feel like the entire year has been enveloped in a fog, having survived ONE WHOLE YEAR of a new baby is a reason to celebrate! Cake smash photography for your nearly (or just) turned one year old is a GREAT way to add that little bit of extra sparkle to a first birthday celebration.
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It is best to schedule your child’s cake smash session about a month or two ahead of time. Cake smash sessions are scheduled based on the best time around their nap.
I offer three set ups. One focusing on the child alone, the cake smash and bubble bath at the end.
You will need to bring the cake, outfit, a towel for the bubble bath and water to drink for your child so they can have a sip or two while eating their cake.
When you book your cake smash session we will begin discussing all the details for your childs cake smash session. Colors, themes, outfits, and accessories. I do provide all decorations that we decide on to match your preferred colors/theme such as backdrop, banner, decorative pom poms, and balloons.
The cake should be a small cake smash size with a soft butter cream icing and a light color cake inside (no red velvet or chocolate). Please leave the cake at room temperature about 2 hours before the session to ensure the frosting is nice and soft.
It is a good idea to do a trial run at home a few days before with a cupcake with frosting. Some babies have never had sweets before, or have a hard time feeling dirty or messy. Giving them a chance to experience these sensations for the first time at home can make it easier on the day of the session.
I know kids at this age are on the move! Lots of falling and tripping. If your child has a small mark on their face, do not worry, as I am able to touch it up in post processing.