This is Max in the studio for his first birthday photo shoot, he was a little bit older than 12 months but no-one is going to remember that when they look back on the photos in the years to come. It just goes to show that you can still celebrate with a cake smash even if you’ve missed the actual big day itself.
This session was shot a little differently to my normal cake smash and tub splash sessions as it was against a plain white background whereas normally I use my patterned / wood effect backdrops. However, his big sister had already had a cake smash in this type of style and so they wanted something similar so when they hang the pictures on the wall, it all looks like part of a set. My studio is very versatile and I’ll always try to match styles with previous photography where I can so feel free to get in touch if there’s something you would like to do.
Max was a little unsure about the whole experience to begin with which is very common and certainly to be expected when you’re working with tiny people. So we just applied a little time, a few cuddles, lots of patience, some bubbles for distraction purposes and he was soon well into the swing of it. Yep, you can’t normally suck cake through a straw but he certainly had a good go and cake smashes are all about the spirit of exploration! A quick clean up in the tub, with a few more bubbles applied for good measure and he was good to go. A great set of images that will look fabulous alongside his sister’s on the wall!