It's a relatively modern idea, started by a cake lover (I have no idea who... can anyone tell me?) but it's caught on, and it's so obvious to see why.
Cake Smash shoots are increasingly popular for clients wanting first birthday photos of their little ones. I adore cake smash photos, but I also make sure I take a series of classic portraits during the session. Call me old fashioned, but nothing compares to a classic head and shoulders baby portrait. It's timeless, and won't ever date.
Cake smash sessions take around 90 minutes. We start with a plain background in a neutral colour, and take some lovely natural photographs in your choice of outfit. Then we add a few props here and there to give it a birthday feel. Balloons are usually essential here, but not everyone's cup of tea. I'm always on the lookout for new props to play with in these sessions. Another cheeky outfit change, and we bring out the cake!! I can provide a cake for your cake smash session, for an extra £25 fee, or you're very welcome to bring your own cake along. And this is the fun bit - we place the cake in front of your baby, and stand back. I'll be ready with the camera to capture the carnage.
Stage three - we wash your messy cakey-baby down in a warm bubble bath, on the backdrop, in front of the camera (swim nappies can be worn at this stage, but aren't essential - I'll be careful how I shoot this to preserve their dignity ;)
And that's a wrap!
If you'd like to book a first birthday photo shoot with me, prices start at £100 including images and can be booked by emailing me at email@example.com