Although I am still in the early stages of getting everything together and planning all of the themes I am going to offer I couldn’t wait to share all my ideas with you and talk to you about the benefits of marking your little ones 1st birthday with a very special session for them.
Cake Smash sessions are very popular these days so what was just an American trend has now swept into the UK with more and more local photographers offering this service.
Would you believe that I actually had to pluck up the courage to even start offering Cake Smashes at all? I’m not a lover of food mess and the very thought of having my lovely studio covered in cake actually filled me with terror! Now though I feel very differently about these sessions and think that it’s such a fun way to mark this very special milestone. And, it’s actually not that messy at all! With the backdrops I use it’s very easy to clear up any mess that is made and if you opt for a themed session your little one will also be able to have a splash in my little bath tub at the end to clear up any cake smash mess! Most of the babies I have photographed loved this part the best and I’ve been able to capture some lovely action shots of this part of the session.
Parents love the opportunity to do something fun for their babies first birthday photo shoot. Many of my clients have already had sessions at Angel Eyes Photography before so this is not their first visit to the studio. Mostly I will have photographed their baby both as a newborn and when they’re about 7-8 months for a Sitter Session. so they love to do something a little different at the first birthday stage. A Cake Smash session fits this desire for something more fun perfectly and most of the babies that come for a Cake Smash love to get stuck in with smashing and eating the cake. I mean, who doesn’t love cake right?
I love to be different though and thrive on any opportunity to be more creative so I have started offering themed cake smash sessions as well as the colour themed sessions I have been doing for the last 3-4 four years.
These themed sessions are extra special indeed as they give you the opportunity to have a much more personalised session, giving you the option of choosing a theme that may be special to you or your baby. Maybe the theme fits perfectly with the theme of your baby’s nursery. Perhaps they were a rainbow baby and therefore this theme is special to you. Or maybe you love Unicorns and therefore a Unicorn Theme is the obvious choice for you. Whether the theme means something to you or your baby a Themed session is definitely an extra special treat for all of the family.
As I mentioned previously, I am still in the early stages of putting everything together and there are still lots of things to do, props to order and source. But I can tell you that I will be offering the following themes:
Mickey and Minnie Mouse
If you have booked a Premium Cake Smash then the first thing I do is capture some traditional portraits of your baby. My clients usually bring their favourite outfit for this part of the session. Once we have enough portraits we will move on to the Cake Smash part, you will change your baby in to the cake smash outfit while I set up your chosen theme, if you booked a Classic Cake Smash then we will skip straight to the Cake Smash part. This is where the fun starts! The first set up I usually try and capture your baby in the set while the cake is still intact! Then I let your baby work on the cake in their own time capturing them enjoying it along the way. When your baby is showing signs of getting fed up I will then set up for the bath shots and let your baby have some fun splashing while they get cleaned up.
A cake Smash session usually requires the parent involvement so it’s advisable to either bring a change of clothes or where something you don’t mind getting messy!
Please have a look at my Cake Smash Photography information on my website and choose which package you think you’ll be interested in. The themes are available in my Classic and Premium Cake Smash sessions (The Lite Package offers a colour theme choice). Then please get in touch using my contact page or if you prefer you can schedule a free of charge telephone consultation instead.