Your baby’s birthday is fast approaching, and you want to mark the day.. without having a house full, without all the noisy toys and having to feed people.
Book a cake smash photo shoot, and spend part of this milestone with me.
You may be wondering when to have the photos taken - I suggest anywhere between 11-12.5 months. There’s often a lot going on around their birthday itself, this helps to space things out, for you & your little one.
Is it the right kind of baby shoot for you?What does it actually involve? Well, a cake is obvious. Will your little human smash, bash & trash the cake?
Some do, others are more wary, being faced with a big cake is new & sometimes scary. Between us, we gently encourage them, and give the always necessary mid-cake cuddles.
Tips for parents:
you can bring your own outfit, or use one of the many I’ve amassed over years of photography
you can bring your own cake, or use my baker (special dietary requirements are not a problem)
most babies tentatively play with the cake, not all will trash it
you’ll need spare clothes for yourself, too. mid-cake cuddles are almost always needed.. I’m happy to give them, if baby will let me.
baby can be bathed before you leave.. sometimes that’s a little one’s favourite part, yours may even eat cake in the bath (awesome idea!)
most smashes go to plan, some don’t. either way, there’s always a mix of silly and embarrasing photos.
‘most things in life are moments of pleasure and a lifetime of embarrassment; photography is a moment of embarrassment and a lifetime of pleasure.”
— tony benn