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How to prepare for your Cake Smash Photo Session. . .

A cake smash photo session is a fun and joyful way to commemorate the milestone of your little one’s first or second birthday. Capture your baby’s surprise, curiosity and delight as they tear into their cake. A cake smash is a great way to express your baby’s unique personality in a relaxed and carefree way.

What to expect?

We start with some pre-smash portraits being taken of your child, capturing their many expressions. We then introduce the cake.   You can choose a cake from our A La Carte price list or you can bring your own.  If your child has any allergies we recommend you bring in your own cake.

When to schedule?

You can book as far in advance as you like, this ensures you get a slot that suits you best.  Most of my clients book before their baby’s birthday as images from their session are used to display at their baby’s birthday party and used for Thank you Cards.  We also have a selection of thank you cards you can purchase from to print yourself. This can be included with the rest of your purchased digital files. 

What to bring?

Please bring a change of clothes for the both of you, as the icing can quite literally get everywhere.  A few of your child’s favourite toys may  be a good idea too, to for comfort and distract them at the beginning of the session. 

You can choose to bring your own personalised bunting with your child’s name on too if you wish.  

What to wear?

It’s up to you and can be as casual or dressy as you like.  Most people choose to bring along a couple of outfits, usually one for the ‘pre-cake’ portraits and the other for the “Cake Smash” itself. I love bare bellies on little ones for the “cake smash” teamed with tutus, a one-sie or jeans. Feel free to dress and accessorize your child however you please. (I would advise coordinating with me to compliment the setting). If your looking for something special and unique a great place to try is Esty and Facebook.

Please remember that their clothing will end up covered in icing so don’t dress them in something that you would be upset if it got ruined. 

If you have any questions at all, please feel free to call or email me and I will be happy to help you in anyway  to make sure that your child’s Cake Smash photos are something that you’ll cherish forever.

What Happens After my Session?

Images from your session will be culled down and retouched and you will be invited to an in person viewing session where images will be presented in a lovely video slideshow with music. 

I will assist you in placing your order and answer any questions you may have.  I also offer a 5% discount on all Combination Packages if your order is placed at the time of your in person viewing session + Free 8×10 Fine art Print to take away*

(please note the 5% discount Excludes A la Carte Price list and is only available at in person viewing sessions)

Your gallery will consist of 25 to 55 Images to Purchase from.

Ready to Book?

Just get in touch via the contact form or give me a call and we can talk about dates themes and cakes!  Do let me know if you have any questions or if you would like to have a call back.

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