I had the pleasure of meeting sweet little Sophie a few weeks ago. She is turning one year old at the end of the month and mom wanted some adorable portraits of her enjoying her first birthday cake for the birthday invitations.
Sophie is such an adorable baby and was a pleasure to photograph, she is a fun outgoing little girl and was smiling at me as soon as I was in the door. I had so much fun helping her family capture this precious memory and I hope to have the pleasure of photographing her again soon.
Cake smash sessions are a great way to celebrate your child’s first birthday and have become a tradition in the photography industry. Babies first birthday marks a transition from the sweet, but way to short, baby stage into the toddler stage. The first birthday is really a time to celebrate your baby and how far they have come that first year. Here are just a few tips for a great session with your little one.
Although I don’t limit clothing changes at my sessions (with the exception of mini sessions) I do recommend sticking to 2 outfits for cake smash sessions, one for the traditional portraits and one for the cake smash itself. Too many changes wears out baby and we want them to be excited not exhausted when we do the cake smash.
It is also a good idea to make sure your baby is well rested for the session. Try to make sure your baby has had a nap and that you choose a session time that is good for your baby.
Cakes that are fun and colorful work best for these sessions, the cake should be a part of the decorations. What a custom cake for your session? Contact my husband Adrian and he will create you a one of a kind cake to perfectly match your theme or the decorations I am bringing. Check out his new company at http://www.bakersalleycakeco.com or http://www.facebook.com/bakersalleycakeco
Make sure your baby has tried cake before. If they have never had cake give them a little bit a day or two before the session so they will want to dig in.
Don’t expect your baby to destroy the cake in the first few minutes. I can’t tell you how many times I have had parents get frustrated a few minutes into the session because their baby has only picked at the frosting a little bit. This is normal, most babies take 15-20 minutes to really destroy the cake, some never make it past the frosting layer, as long as they get messy it will still make for some adorable portraits.
Last but not least, have fun! These sessions should be fun a relaxed, as will all sessions baby will have more fun if their parents are having fun.
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