Cake Smash Session Information
The one year milestone session!
This fun session is 3 setups, and takes place in your home. It’s made up of a lovely formal posed portrait session of your sweet little nugget as they reach their first birthday. Once the formal shots are out of the way, we’ll present baby with a cake they can smash into. Following the cake smash, we’ll have baby take a bubble bath in a prop tub. Cake is not required – fruit is a great alternative to cake and we can chat about non-cake substitutions!
Many parents often don’t offer their babies sweets/cake before their first birthday. For this reason, babies may not be exactly thrilled about touching the cake with their hands. Or getting frosting on themselves, or even actually eating it for that matter. To avoid surprising the baby with this expectation, I suggest allowing baby to experience cupcakes before hand. Preferably on the floor, since they will be smashing the cake on the floor. This will especially help sensitive kiddos, and make for a more pleasant and fun time on session day!
My style for this session is generally minimalist, as I really like for baby to be the star. The session is all about the baby after-all. Timeless classic images will let your baby shine. A Balloon garland can be arranged – please note, this requires additional time to set up for.
A simple smashing cake (or other food items) will be provided. If you wish to use a more elaborate cake, feel free to bring one! Please keep in mind, only a 6″ cake is needed. Any bigger is overwhelming. Check out the link to my Pinterest feed below for cake inspiration! Black or red frosting will typically not photograph well. Same goes for chocolate cake. It might be tempting to select an extravagant cake with fondant frosting, but it may be difficult for baby to get through the fondant, so buttercream or even whipped frosting is best. I’ll work with you to expertly select a cake you find aesthetically pleasing that baby can smash into. There is no need to refrigerate a buttercream cake.
I’ve got a beautiful selection of dresses and tutu’s for your princess, or a couple of diaper covers and adorable suits for your handsome little man (working on growing this collection!). Of course, you can dress baby in outfits you’ve selected as well!
The bubble bath will be in a prop tub, so baby will still need to be cleaned up.
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