Baby-Hulk Smash! Photographing Your Baby’s First Birthday!
With a cake made especially for their tiny fists, a camera pointed toward them and nothing else to care for, having your baby celebrate their first birthday with a cake smash is probably the best thing you can do.
Rather than throwing an expensive party, opting for a cake smash offers many memories for parents and a great experience for your child to boot.
So if you’re willing to make this a special event, here are some details from a professional newborn baby photographer in NJ on planning an awesome cake smash session!
Cake Smash Photo Session 101
Choosing the Right Cake
– Cake Base
Find out whether your child is allergic to anything. Wheat, egg, refined sugar and many other ingredients can turn out to be dangerous for your baby’s health. So it’s best to know beforehand.
Also, when choosing a cake, go for a professional treat. Having a professionally made cake offers better photos. Though if you’d rather bake one at home, by all means, use your creativity and make a masterpiece.
Vibrant colors work well since they pop on screen. Go for green, pink, white or yellow if the background is simple. However, avoid any deep colors such as red, blue or chocolate. These colors do not look well on camera, especially if smeared all over your tot’s clothes. Not to mention they’re also very tough to clean.
Butter cream or whipped goes well. Stay away from frosting since it’s tough to break through and can become a choking hazard if your little one starts chewing on it.
Making Your Baby Comfortable
You may have spent weeks planning this cake smash photo session. But keep in mind that if your baby doesn’t want to dig in, they won’t.
Remember; they’re only one year old, so they may find it intimidating to explore something that looks, tastes and feels new. Take away their anxiety by having a rehearsal at home with a cupcake. Use the same color frosting as the cake you’ve chosen. Though it’s not a fool-proof plan, practicing this way will allow your baby to let go of their shyness.
Planning a Theme
You’re planning an event that would offer some very happy memories for the days to come. Plan a theme that reflects that. Use something they like and make it the focal point of the session.
For example, if they have a favorite book or an animated character they love, use that to select the colors or the accessories you want to have in the photo session.
Essentials Details You Need to Know for the Set-Up
- Make sure the cake is at room temperature so the icing doesn’t become too stiff.
- Don’t bother with a cake stand. While it may look good, you can’t always be too careful which way it’ll fall.
- Bring sprinkles. Add sprinkles if you think that will make the cake look better. Kids love ‘em!
- Have some spoons handy in case your little one is hesitant about digging in.
- Bring baby wipes, kitchen paper towels and even more towels so there’s no mess afterwards.
- Extra clothes, for you and your baby.
Hire Me for Your Baby’s Cake Smash Birthday
First birthdays don’t come around every day!
I have a dedicated baby photo studio NJ for all parents seeking to make their little one’s day extra special! As one of the best newborn photographer NJ, I have the experience needed to make sure your baby stays happy and comfortable throughout their session!
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