The Cake Smash session is geared toward having fun! I call this messy play. All senses are activated. Hearing, smelling, tasting and feeling. And this is messy play that you don’t have to clean up! As you know, messy play is important because it taps into a child’s natural sense of curiosity about the world around them. The expressions I capture are priceless!
Cake smash sessions are a popular one year old photo session. My experience as an early childhood educator helps me so much when working with kids and trying to get the perfect shots. I love how developmentally appropriate cake smash sessions are for one year olds. We go at the child’s pace. If they are getting bored we move on. It they want a break we take a break. Because of this, sessions can sometimes take longer. So when I say allow 1 hour plus for a cake smash this isn’t all shoot time. We take breaks while your child settles and starts to feel comfortable being in a studio environment.
When the cake smash is over we have a slippery and messy baby! But do not worry… we head to the bathtub to clean up before sending you off! To mosts parents delight, very little cake is eaten so chances are they won’t go home with a tummy ache!
Before the cake, I like to capture baby in a nice outfit. This would be the time to get a sibling shot as well. All about me boards are extra special. They take a little more time so a lot is determined by how your little one is doing. After the cake smash, we head right into a bath to clean up and get ready for home. Because one year old are, well, one year old, I follow the lead of your child. Flexibility is important to ensure beautiful images for you to treasure forever!
Please CONTACT ME to find out more about one year milestones and to inquire for a date. It is best to contact me at least 2-3 weeks prior to the session.