Melbourne Cake Smash Photoshoot
What better way to celebrate your baby’s first (and most important?!) birthday, than by photographing them doing a ‘Cake Smash’. It’s such a fun day, full of laughs and most importantly, amazing memories captured for you. Little Alana came in this week to celebrate her 1st birthday and it was such an easy shoot - quick, easy, beautiful and funny.
What’s a cake smash I hear you say?!
It’s when a 1 year old gets very messy with a cake, and your trusty professional photographer is there to capture the special day! You bring along the baby, cake and your chosen outfits and I’ll [provide the props/ backdrop/ cake stand etc and together we’ll create some magic (err, mess). We pop your little one right in front of the cake and let them run the show from there - it’s a great way to showcase your baby’s personality, are they shy / crazy/ clean/ messy?! We have evidence of icing on balloons, so you can guess which was this cake smash went. And really, the messier = the better! :)
What theme will you chose?
It’s all about the theme when it comes to cake smashes. It can be as simple as choosing a colour, or just matching the decorations to your baby’s outfit - but as the photos show, simple is best so that baby is the star of the show. There are some gorgeous templates around that can really show off the gallery of images, such as the ones below. They are the perfect way to celebrate your child’s first birthday, you can use the images for the birthday party invitations, print them and use them as decorations at the party, or simply upload on social media on the special day! For ideas on how to style your cake smash, there are some great tips and ideas here.
What happens next?
A Cake Smash generally only lasts about 30 mins, allowing time for plenty of ‘before’ photos (including formal portraits with the family), before the little ones gets messy, and then we release the cake! There’s generally cake up the walls, in all of our hair and of course all over the the sweet baby’s face. Afterwards, we give the little one a quick bath and change, and still have time for another setup/ backdrop change for family photos.
This sounds like loads of fun, how do I book?!
I’d love to help celebrate your baby’s first birthday with a Cake Smash! My studio is in Fitzroy North (Melbourne) filled with loads of beautiful props to commemorate this special occasion. Sessions start from $350 you can see all my pricing packages available here.
You can get in touch any time on 0418 526 248 or firstname.lastname@example.org