Cake smash photo shoots are a fantastic way to capture babies' first birthdays. It is such a big milestone for babies and parents, it deserves a proper celebration! The idea is to let your baby loose on a big iced cake and let the fun (and mess) ensue. Cake smashes can be a lot of fun, and if styled right, look adorable too.
Most cake smash sessions take place at my home studio in Veryan on the Roseland in Cornwall. I provide everything so it's all set up and ready to go when you arrive. Some parents like to get their own outfit, and I decorate everything to match it. Otherwise I'm happy to provide the outfit from my little stash, and will style everything in your choice of colours. The cake I provide is a simple store-bought sponge, with butter icing to match the colour scheme. Parents are welcome to bring their own if they prefer, and would need to if there are any special dietary requirements.
The cake smash session begins with some 'clean' portraits before the cake comes out, which can be in a different outfit. After the cake has been smashed (or your baby has had enough of it) I'll bring in a little bubble bath to complete the session and wash off all the mess. Although it sounds like quite a lot, the sessions are often done within 45-60 minutes as each part is quite quick.
Not keen on cake? Alternatives include ice cream sundae, doughnuts, watermelon... the possibilities are endless with a bit of imagination. I'm always happy to do something a little different!
The £55 session fee is taken on booking to confirm and secure your slot, and once paid a prep guide will be sent with information on what to expect and how to prepare.
The best time to book is a month or two ahead of your baby's birthday to avoid disappointment. If you're wanting the images by their actual birthday, then make the session at least two weeks before that date to be on the safe side. I generally shoot on weekends and the occasional weekday if I can, so slots can fill up fast.
Session fee of £55 includes planning and prep guide, cake & decorations, shooting time, use of outfits and props and your viewing and ordering session.
Feel free to contact me with any enquiries or to book in your baby's first birthday cake smash!
Of all the firsts, this is a big one - for both you and your baby! First birthday photo shoots aim to capture the fun and celebratory spirit of having reached this important milestone without the mess of a cake smash. These sessions can take place in my studio or outdoors in the warmer months.
Session fee of £35 includes planning and prep guide, decorations (balloons, bunting etc), shooting time, outfits & props and your viewing and ordering session.
"Michelle was absolutely amazing with my 1 year old throughout his entire cake smash session, and I have some fabulous pictures to choose from! I will definitely be recommending this lady to everybody I know." - Caitlin Bunt
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