Congratulations on surviving the first year, let’s celebrate with a cake smash photoshoot!
Having a tiny human to take care of is not easy task. So much to learn, so much to remember, and so much to organise!
Talking about organisation, your baby is turning turn one, which is a big deal and calls for a celebration!
This is why I created this blog, with some tips and tricks for the perfect cake smash that is amazing, stress-free and most of all fun.
An experience you can enjoy together with your little one to remember for years to come!
I hope this makes it easier for you to start planning and gets you excited for your search with these top tips for the perfect cake smash!
Plan your Perfect Cake Smash in advance
We recommend booking your session about 3-4 weeks prior to your baby’s birthday.
This is to allow enough time for your gallery to be ready as well as any prints your order to arrive.
Most of our cake smash clients enjoy displaying their prints or play the images on a slideshow during the birthday party as well as perhaps using one of their favourite image for the party invite.
Choose the time of your photoshoot carefully
Please ensure your schedule your baby’s first birthday photoshoot for the part of the day when your little one is the happiest and most rested.
Avoid scheduling for nap times or when your little one tends to be needing you most.
Be flexible & keep an open mind
Young children can be unpredictable as you probably have experienced by now.
Please be flexible and avoid putting high expectations on yourself or your baby prior to and during your session.
This way you’ll be relaxed which in turn will calm your little one resulting in a happy and successful photoshoot.
Snack & water
Not all babies will take to the cake straight away and some will flat refuse to eat it. After all we don’t feed them sweet delights often in their first year of life.
To overcome this we advise having your baby’s favourite dry snack with you to spread around the cake for baby to pick and eat instead.
As cake smashing is thirsty work, it’s always handy to have your little one’s water bottle with you as well.
Bring a helper to your first birthday shoot
Having two familiar faces at the studio help your baby settle and feel more at ease.
If your other half are not able to attend the session please try and ask a friend, grandparent or auntie whom baby likes to come along to help.
Pack spare clothes
Smashing cakes is messy business, not only for baby but for parents as well!
Your baby will get icing on their hands (and all over their body!) no doubt! But luckily they get to have a bath to wash off afterwards.
Babies like to give and receive reassuring cuddles during our cake smash sessions, so please keep in mind that your clothes may get somewhat messy from those cute (but messy) little hands!
Not just about the smiles
Babies at this age are still so scrumptious and so tiny!
At the same time starting to show their unique personalities and cheeky characters.
Our cake smash sessions are not all about capturing your baby smiling straight into the camera.
We want to capture them playing, exploring, showing their feelings, testing their skills.
Our aim is to capture them as they are, so you can remember their sweetness, their delicate little hands holding toys and picking up things, those cute little toes and their beautiful wondering eyes.
It’s important to capture it all, not just the smiles!
Our Cake Smash Clients Who Trust Us Say ...
You’ve Done It Again! You’ve Managed To Make Me Laugh And Cry At The Same Time (Happy Tears Of Course)!
Your Photos Are Always Better Than I Could’ve Ever Imagined!"
Reka Is So Talented And Our Experience Has Been Perfect Every Step Of The Way! We Did Cake Smash Shoot For Our Daughter And Absolutely Love The Photos!
Quality Is Amazing! Service Was Perfect And The Photos Were Recieved So Promptly! Couldn't Be Happier!"
How to Book Your Perfect Cake Smash
Booking your Cake Smash Photoshoot with HelloBABY Photography is super easy!
Reserve your Date
The first thing you need to do is to reserve your preferred date as early as you possibly can.
Our diary fills up 6-8 weeks in advance, so ensure you get your spot booked well in advance.
Select your Theme
We have a large selection of gorgeous themes for you to choose from.
Can’t decide yet? No problem!
You can simply choose one to make your booking and let us know latest 1 week prior to your session your final selection.
Enjoy your session
Follow the above top tips for the perfect cake smash and our Prep-Guide that we send you once you made your booking to enjoy a fun photoshoot to celebrate your baby turning one!
Relax and enjoy and leave the rest to us! (Including decoration and cake too!)
Have any questions?
Hi, I’m Reka, the photographer behind these gorgeous and popular cake smash photoshoots. I can’t wait to meet you and your little one soon, however if you have any questions at all please do not hesitate to get in touch via email on email@example.com or by booking your consultation below.
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