First Birthday Cake Smash

First Birthday Cake Smash

Last weekend I had the pleasure of photographing this little girl to celebrate her first birthday – but it wasn’t an ordinary portrait session. It was a cake smash! Except, it didn’t really go to plan…the cake didn’t smash!


The Before & After

We started off the session with some ‘before’ photos and a couple of costume changes. Some casual shots of baby and her parents, plus some styled images with my favourite backdrops and props. I short in a relatively small space – my lounge converts into a studio on the weekends! So as you can see from these photos, a little bit of Photoshop magic goes into these final images.  

The Non-Cake Smash

The biggest and most beautiful cake was prepared for the occasion and I was excited to see what sort of a mess we could make. Little miss had one taste of the pink icing and immediately decided it wasn’t for her! She didn’t mind the bunting and had a little play, but any time she got dirty, we were told right off! After a few attempts (i.e…bribes) it became apparent that the cake was not going to be smashed.  

Did it matter?

No! Of course not, we still captured some amazing images that I know will adorn the walls of this lovely family’s home. This little one was getting a bit tired after the session (it’s hard work being a model you know!), so I took the opportunity to take some natural and candid snaps of us winding down at the end.

Interested in a cake smash or family portrait session?

I’d love to help celebrate your family and capture beautiful photos that I know you will cherish forever. You can read more about me, my studio and pricing packages here. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions. For tips on what to wear in a family photo shoot, please visit my blog post here.