A cake smash session is a great way to capture your child’s 1st Birthday in a fun, memorable way to remember. We let the baby create their own mess, explore their birthday cake and that is where we take the shots. You think about whether you want the cake smash session to be on or close to your child’s birthday, or you want it done in advance. You spend the day thinking about what dress your child will wear for this shoot, what theme would best fit the session, and a lot more! If you are interested in booking a Cake smash session for your little one, here’s everything you need to know before booking your session… Think of when you will book your session… We suggest booking your session 1-2 months before their big day. This allows us to find a time a day that works for you and ensure your needs can be met. Consider what colors or themes you would like for your child. All of our cake smash sessions are customized according to your preference. If you aren’t sure what to do, we can give you a bunch of ideas too! We are happy to chat about what would work for you and your child. Once you have decided the cake smash theme or colors, we can choose the cake design. You can order your own customized cake. We can also refer you to our cake baker, just let them know if your child has any allergies so it can be made to your specifications. The first part of the shoot is without a cake so feel free to dress your child a lovely outfit for their big day. We have a range of props and accessories to display to make the shoot all about your child’s big day! It is also a good idea to bring along your child’s favorite toys, or your gifts to make it personal. Halfway through the session, we stop and get your child to change for the cake smashing. A little skirt or shorts with bare tops looks great, or tutus and accessories such as bowties and headbands work well. For some inspiration, check out our Pinterest for more examples. Siblings or family are always welcome to join the session! Just make sure you bring a change of clothes to travel home as it tends to mess up your clothes and it’s great fun. The best part of it is we clear up your child in the tub with bubbles in it. Surely your child loves to soak in water with bubbles all over. Either way, you will get a good variety of shots to see when you view your photos. Celebrating your child’s birthday with cake is great fun to cherish and worth capturing!