Have a Cake Smash Photography Shoot for Your Kid’s First Birthday!
Placing a beautiful white cake with sprinkles and whipped cream in front of your baby seems like a bad idea.
Yet, parents are doing just—and the results are amazing! Cute, funny and memorable pictures of their babies!
In theory, cake smash photography is really messy—but in truth, this concept is growing a lot in popularity… where everyone can join in the fun!
What Is a Cake Smash Photo Session?
It’s not a new concept in baby photography…cake smash photo sessions started a few years ago and have since then risen in popularity. The cake smash is usually done around the child’s first birthday and features a cake which the baby then smashes.
Significance of Cake Smash Photography
This is usually the first time your child will be tasting cake which alone is a big milestone. Paired with his first birthday, cake smash photography is the best way to capture your child having fun smashing or doing whatever to the cake.
Following are some tips that will make your baby’s cake smash experience a fun one.
- Draw a bath ready after the cake smash
- Get a decorated cake from a bakery…the photographs will come better.
- Don’t use red frosting or chocolate cake. Both can look unpleasant when mixed with drool.
- Want pretty pictures? Outfit your baby in a cloth diaper or diaper cover if wearing disposable diaper.
- Let the cake sit out a bit so it’s not hard or too cold from the fridge.
- Keep the background simple. The focus should be on your baby.
What to Wear
The focus of the photoshoot is on the baby and his or her antics with the cake. Keep this in mind when choosing clothing for the photoshoot. Also remember whatever they are wearing might end up covered in cake and icing so avoid expensive clothes!
Some parents prefer dressing their baby in just a cute cloth nappy. The pictures turn out cuter this way.
What About the Cake
There is no need to go overboard with the cake—fancy chocolate or red frosting cakes won’t look good in the picture. Many parents that opt for cake smash photography NJ buy un-iced sponge cakes then usually ice the cake themselves.
Another thing; avoid fondant as it will be too hard for your baby to break into! The best icing is buttercream or even whipped cream.
Make your little one’s first birthday into a fun affair by scheduling a cake smash photography shoot NJ with Shoshi Sharabi!