Cake smash photo-shoots came over from the USA about 6 years ago. Since then they have really taken off and are one of my most popular photo-session. Since I started offering them I have photographed a few hundred babies smashing into cakes and as such I have learnt a few tips along the way to get the best out of a cake smash photoshoot.
I know that patience and fun are both required when working with babies and young children. I work at your childs pace to get the best out of them.
Take a look at my Cake smash gallery to see recent examples of my photography.
Frequently Asked Questions.
When should I book?
I offer cake smash sessions all year round. If you have a particular date in mind then please do book with plenty of notice as sessions get booked up quite quickly.
This is especially true if you would like to book on a childs birthday or would like the photos ready for a childs birthday party
How do I book a Cake smash photoshoot?
Booking is simple. To book your date all you need to do is pay a £20 booking deposit vian bank trasfer or online. once booked we can arrange the look and the theme of the shoot.[/expand]
What happens after my session
2 - 3 weeks after your photo-shoot I will email you with a private p[assword protected gallery link. This will contain your photos of approximately 40 images. You will then be able to choose and order your photos and any products from the comfort of your own home and without any hard sell. I will ofcourse be available to discuss options with you should you need advice on products and photo combinations.
How should I prepare for my photo-session
Once you are booked in for a photo-shoot with me I will send you a guide via email with everything that you will need to bring along with you; what you can expect and suggested outfits and colour options.
I have a theme in mind- could you do this for me
I always discuss themes and colour options with my clients a few weeks before a cake smash session. I have a lot of props and colour options at the studio but for something very specific, it's always good to give me a few weeks so I can source what I need for the session.
What type of cake shoud I get?
As your baby will need to break into the cake I always suggest a cake covered in soft buttercream as opposed to royal icing; this is also great for making a real mess, which is for once what we want them to do :)
The style of the cake is up to you. It doesnt have to be a professionally made cake. I know a few supermarkets that do great cakes suitable for a birth cakesmash session. Or you can make one.. the choice is yours.
Is the bubble bath included at the end?
Yes. And its a lot of fun