What is a cake smash session, and what exactly happens?
This is a question that I am often asked. In a nutshell it is this:
A photo session to celebrate a birthday, which involves getting messy with a birthday cake!
The craze for cake smash photo sessions began in the USA (as these things often do!). My sessions go like this…
After booking your cake smash session (which will take place at my studio in Churchdown, Gloucestershire – located between Gloucester and Cheltenham), we will discuss your preferred backdrops, outfits etc in detail. I have various different setups you can choose from, and outfits can be decided beforehand or on the day (you are of course welcome to bring your own).
On the day you will bring your baby in and we will get them used to the setup. We will then start taking some pics – lots of encouragement from parents is good, and you may have to show your baby what to do 😉
Babies usually enjoy playing with a wooden spoon and bashing the cake! If they’ve been able to get hands on with food already then they’ll be used to getting their hands messy, and things will be much more enjoyable.
After all the chaos is over, I fill a tub with warm water and plenty of bubbles, and your baby can splash away to their heart’s content while getting clean! All of the fun will be captured on camera, leaving you with lasting memories of a unique and special celebration for your baby’s birthday.
Take a look at some of my cake smash sessions below 🙂