Cake Smash Details

Cake Smash Photography Bay Area

Do you want something a little different to celebrate and capture your baby’s 1st birthday, well this is it. I am now offering the ultimate messy baby photography experience.

I have a few tips for those of you that are considering booking one of these sessions.

1. Don’t assume they will dive right in.
All parents hope that their little one will dive in and make a mess of the cake. That’s what you are paying for! But that doesn’t always happen and that’s okay.  Not every child wants to dive right in and make a mess no matter what tricks we try.  It’s important to know that even if they don’t turn their cake into a gooey pile of crumbs, I am still able to catch fun images of them poking at it or daintily picking of bits of icing or decorations. Sometimes we may need to strategically place a little icing to help things along, or other times Mom or Dad may have to get involved in the pictures themselves. It’s also a good idea to bring along a favourite toy and some snacks in case your little one needs some encouraging.

2. Come prepared for mess
One thing parents don’t often realise is that they too will likely become covered in cake and icing during the session (picture your little one crawling straight towards you with icing coated hands), so a change of clothes for everyone, not just the birthday boy or girl, is a good idea.

3. Book in advance

Book your session early so that you get the date you want. Some parents want their cake smash pictures ready for their child’s actual birthday to print out and display, and in that case, the session should be done at least 2 weeks before the event (sometimes more depending on the season).

I will provide  props, backdrop, additional decoration like pom poms and balloons. Cake and outfit ARE NOT included . A smashing outfit is optional, I do have a few outfits for girls & a couple of ties  to choose from for boys. Each cake smash experience is individually personalized and styled, this will be discussed with you prior to the session.