Being a baby photographer, I am lucky enough to meet these little ones mostly from newborn, and photograph them over their first year and beyond. This would usually consist of their Mummys maternity session, then onto their sweet newborn session time here.
Cake Smash Photography is becoming a popular way of celebrating their first year milestone.
Toby has visited me many times at Dinky Days Photography. He started with his sitter session where I fell in love with his little cross footing self. Without doubt, everytime he will cross those ankles and give me a gorgeous pose. ‘It’s a Toby thing’ no doubt.
As always, I begin with your little ones First Year Portrait.
I then go onto the fun part, the Cake smash! Be prepared to get messy, rarely do parents get to escape clean, nor myself! If you’re off out somewhere after your session, be sure to bring a spare pair of clothes for you to change into after the shoot.
If your little one is crawling or walking, be sure to get ready to be on the move with them putting them back by the cake. They break for freedom and as my amazing spotters, it’s your time to be the next Bolt and jump to the rescue to get them back on set. Ready for the challenge? P.s you also get to sneak some cake while you’re at it, I mean, what better reason?
Your little one has a cake made bespoke by Jams Joint who makes the most delicious cakes.
Toby made sure we all got some cake on us, to make sure we celebrated fully with him. Getting messy is part of the job, even better when it’s cake!
The splash, the part where we get clean, but while having fun in all their splish, splashing splendour and Toby did just that!
Tub time is a super fun part of the session as most babies so love their baths. The tiny tub is super cute and the little ones love their time in it. If theres a special bath toy they have, why not bring it along?
Toby had a little splash splash but really loved getting up! Don’t worry, you will always be close by with eyes not leaving them. With baby photography, safety is always key.
Cake Smash Sessions are a great way of celebrating their first birthday! You’ll have some super special photographs to treasure and have a great time whilst doing so.
Cake Smash Photography Essex.
Dinky Days Photography.
Cake Smash Photograph began in the US and has become vastly popular in the UK. Your cake smash session would usually take place around a month before their first birthday if you would like your products and wall art before their birthday, for example at their birthday party or for any invites/thankyou cards. You could also book your Cake Smash Photography session on their birthday too! I find that alot of parents like to do this but please do book with plenty of notice to ensure you get the data you are wanting.
This is another version of messy play, but having some beautiful keepsake photographs while they’re doing so. As with all my sessions, it is baby led. If baby needs a cuddle, juice, time to settle, then this is what we do. I always say, ‘happy babies equal happy photographs’ and I stand by that. A worry that some parents can have is that their little one will consume too much cake, but they really don’t actually eat much at all. It’s mainly over them and between their twinkle toes.
Ready to book? Head to my contact page to get in touch today. Alternatively please call on 07412591460. If I don’t answer, I’m probably in a session and won’t answer. Just leave me a voicemail or a text and I’ll call you back as soon as I am able.
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