Cake Smash Photos - What's The Fuss?
Cake Smash and Splash photography sessions are becoming more and more popular, and are fast becoming my best selling session! The main concept is that a baby is let loose on a whole birthday cake while a photographer snaps away - messy, but fun!
It's a bit of a marmite session - some love it (me included!) and some do not like the idea at all, due to the cake wastage (although you'd be surprised at how much cake is left over at the end; some parents have even taken it home to use the good side as baby's birthday cake!!)
What happens at a cake smash photo shoot with Little Cherubs Photography?
My sessions start with some simple portraits, focusing on baby on this special milestone. I ask my clients to bring a couple of baby's best outfits for this part of the session, which usually lasts 10-20 minutes.
Whilst I set up the cake smash set, parents dress baby in the cake smash outfit - this can either be one of the outfits provided in the studio, or parents can bring their own. The list of possible themes and colours for the session are endless; if there's something specific you have in mind, let me know when you book in and I'll do my best to accommodate it - I've had Disney inspired, rainbows, even a zombie cake smash!
Once baby is ready, out comes the cake and so the chaos begins! Babies are usually a little unsure when they have the cake in front of them, so I encourage parents to get some and let them have a little taste - that way they know it is for eating and tastes great!
Some babies totally go for it and smash the cake to pieces, but most pick at the icing and take delicate nibbles of cake - yet they still end up covered in it, even if the cake is mostly still in tact!
What is the best way to clean up after a cake smash? A splash in the tub! I have Johnson's bubble bath in the studio, but if your baby has sensitive skin, I recommend you bring your own in. I provide a towel to dry baby off afterwards too.
Tips for getting the most out of your cake smash photo session -
Of course, cake smashes aren't just for babies! Maybe you have an older child who would love to have a cake smash, or even a grown up one for a special birthday?
If you'd like to book in a cake smash session, please send me a message here.
The ramblings of Emma, Little Cherubs photographer in March, Cambridgeshire