This was a very fun first birthday session as you can see.  We started with some general portrait shots then onto the main event of the cake smash itself.

You never entirely know how a cake smash session is going to go.  You would think that all children when confronted with the opportunity to do whatever they like with a cake would be giddy with excitement but actually it is quite a strange new situation for some of them and they aren’t quite sure how to react.  Some little ones, including my grandson, don’t actually like getting their hands dirty.  Although his solution was to just dive into the cake with his face!

So it’s quite normal for your child to need a little encouragement as to what to do with this exciting opportunity.  If they are a little unsure, I usually get mum or dad to break into the cake at the back on their behalf so they can see the cake as well as the icing, or to give them a little to try, or eat some themselves so they realise it is actually a food in front of them etc  I have lots of methods of gently encouraging them to explore their prize.  Normally by the end of the session, they are smashing like a pro.

Cake Smash & Tub Splash Photo Shoots

A cake smash and tub splash photo shoot is the perfect way to celebrate and commemorate that extra special first birthday.   We start with a clean shoot and mum, dad and siblings are welcome to get involved here as well for family pictures if you’d like to.  Then it’s time to get out the cake for some smashing fun!  After that, it’s time to fill your choice of tub with warm and bubbly water for more great pictures and a good old icing removal clean up.  Each session includes your three favourite digital images (chosen from your online gallery, there’s no sales session) and costs £95.

Cake smash and tub splash sessions are also included in my baby photography club – the Joey Club so if you have a little one (under four months) take a look at that to find out more about capturing your first year together.