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.
A towel for after the bath, and water to drink for your child so they can have a sip of water or two while eating their cake. I do have a client wardrobe of outfits they are welcome to wear for the smash, or if you'd like them to wear a certain outfit for pre-smash photos or the smash please bring that.
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, and balloons.
Cakes are included in your session so no need to bring your own! Cakes are custom ordered from me to my baker. I'm glad to give you her business info so you can review her work, etc. Please be sure to give child some of a cake or cupcake with icing in the weeks prior to session to ensure there is NO allergic reaction to any ingredients! If your child has an allergy please let me know and we will discuss other options!
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.
It’s the bath portion of the session so babies can get cleaned up after the cake smash.