Cake Smash and splash – one special first birthday to celebrate!

​A cake smash photoshoot is a fun and memorable way for parents to celebrate their baby turning one. The expressive and unrefined moments as your little one explores the texture and the taste their first birthday cake, are truly unique and often surprising. Why surprising? Well, often at a cake smash photoshoot, it is the first time most children have ever touched and eaten cake. Some babies love the experience from the first second, covering their face and hair in birthday cake. Other times the child is shy of exploring new textures, shapes or taste and may need a little help from mommy and daddy to show him how much fun playing with the cake is.  

These first birthday photography sessions are such a joy and the pictures are something for the parent to treasure, as well as remind them what long way they’ve come in such a short amount of time. Not to mention, it is the one time where your baby is allowed to make a huge mess and eat as much of the cake as they want.

Our cake smash photoshoots are entirely unique and individual. We will work our sock off to design you a set that is to your liking and brings your baby’s personality. You can also go through the images in our Cake Smash Gallery for ideas and inspiration.

The session begins with a Birthday portrait, where we get some lovely photographs of your baby in their clothes specially selected for the occasion. You are welcome to bring your own outfits to the cake smash, but I always have a collection of outfits to choose from.

cake smash photoshoot
cake smash photoshoot

Once we get “clean” pictures, we get your baby changed and the fun begins…..smashing the cake! We want them to get messy, have fun, and capture their cute reactions. This is where I ask the parents to really step in and make sure they keep their little one in place so we don’t let the camera down at any point and take the best photos from the best angles.

cake smash photo
cake smash photo
cake smash photo
cake smash photo

Finally, we will pop your little one into our bathtub and capture a few amazing photographs of them splashing about…ensuring that they go home clean too!

cake smash photo
cake smash photo

By the end, you will get a good mix of photos that you can use for announcements, invitations or framed prints. A cake smash photoshoot is an experience most parents will never forget and is also lots of fun for everyone involved.

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