Babies and parents alike love cake smash photoshoots – but what exactly is a cake smash?
A relatively new style of family photography, but certainly one that’s become increasingly popular, is cake smash. So what is a cake smash? Usually done to mark a first birthday, cake smash photoshoots are what you’d imagine from hearing the title – a big, fun cake-y mess!
Cake smash photoshoots involve your little one being given their very own cake to do whatever they want with, whether they want to completely demolish, eat, play with, or even wear it! We then wait poised with camera in hand to capture the adorable moments that follow, giving parents wonderful images to treasure forever. Of course, after such messy chaos, a bath is usually a good idea, and this can be part of the shoot too. Whilst cleaning up, some beautiful moments can be caught, with baby free to splash and giggle.
The fantastic thing about cake smashes is not only do they provide a fun and memorable way to mark such a special occasion, but they’re also an opportunity for baby photographs that aren’t constrained by poses. The freedom and fun of cake smash provides natural shots that are fun for baby, parents, and for the photographer too. They’re not just for 1st birthdays either – 2 and 3 year olds also enjoy being let loose on their birthday cake!
Cake smash photoshoots make for memorable images that last a lifetime. The mess is what makes each and every one so much fun, and it’s always fascinating to see how little ones react to the chaos!