I have been photographing newborn babies and families for over 9 years now. In this time I have done the odd cake smash here and there at the request of clients and in their homes as part of family lifestyle photography sessions but until now I have never offered this as a photography package here in the studio.
So what changed my mind?
I had a bit of a lightbulb moment, whilst the traditional cake smash has never been my thing, I have been thinking about how I can make it be. Like all my photography sessions your baby or children are always the centre of the images. So I have managed to create my own set ups where props (and the cake!) are minimal and neutral, and compliment your baby to create the most beautiful, natural photographs possible to celebrate your precious little bundle turning one.
Ok, so opening my own brand studio a few months ago may have also helped in my decision here!
A couple of weeks ago I had my test run with this gorgeous little man.
To see if the ideas in my head worked.
I am so pleased with the results that I simply had to share them with you.
We tried out the beautiful rag bunting that I made myself, and some greenery for the backdrop. I love both and I am now happy to be able to offer a few different set ups for cake smash sessions.
After the cake smash fun as part of the smash & splash package it is bath time!
I filled up my gorgeous little vintage wash tub with some bubbles and was time for baby to get in to get clean and for me to take some more beautiful photos. Everyone loves this part just as much, if not more than the actual smash itself! Bubbles are baby's best friend and help create the beautiful reactions that I capture for you.
A natural cake smash session is the perfect way to celebrate your baby turning one in my beautiful natural light studio.
Complete with your choice of a cake, donut stack or a watermelon and a few beautiful natural props. With not a plastic balloon in sight.
Please contact me for more information
Or visit the cake smash photography area of my website.