Woodland cake smashes are probably one of my most popular cake smash themes, with clients looking for a cake smash photographer Surrey. And it’s not difficult to see why. They bring such a gorgeous fun feel of the outdoors indoors. As popular as they are, I do predominantly get asked for a woodland cake smash session for boys. But this is absolutely not always the case. And I tailor all my sessions to make yours individual to you.
Where did you get that?
I often get asked by other photographers where I purchased this backdrop. It’s one that I use quite often for a woodland cake smash. There are so many photographers that purchase a pre-printed backdrop and use this to set the scene. But, not me. Every session is bespoke, designed and made up for you. Several years ago I sourced a number of gorgeous silver birch branches from a friend’s wood. They have been the backbone of these woodland cake smash sessions ever since. Teamed up with all sorts of colours they give a very different feel depending on the season the parents want, or which colours they would like me to include.
I think the Autumn shades work particularly well in a woodland cake smash set-up, as they give a vibrant little pop of colour. It also means I get to use my selection of fabulous red mushrooms too. When I was asked for woodland floral for one boy’s first birthday cake smash I was literally in my element. As a result, I may have gone somewhat overboard with the fungi but it looked amazing. Real and fake flowers mixed together work so well.
As mentioned above, often these woodland set-ups are requested for little boys who are turning one, but not always….
Here come the girls
Woodland cake smash sessions for girls often get teamed up with florals and a fluffy animal or two, at their parents’ request. I love to get my thinking cap on to see what floral treats are available, depending on the time of year. Here is where connections come in, as I work closely with a local floraculturist to bring in seasonal flowers. To make the sessions even more special to you. I always team these up with florals from my own extensive collection as well. You know me, the more flowers the better!!
Don’t forget the animals
I have a wide selection of animals that quite often feature in my woodland cake smash sessions. Foxes, rabbits, squirrels and even a mouse of two can usually be spotted hiding in the background! I’m always on the lookout for more little woodland creatures to add to my collection for these sessions. Possibly the cutest ones are my little set of dormice!
This particular woodland cake smash theme is one of my favourites. And whether the cake smash is for a boy or a girl it works equally well. I have a range of different coloured backgrounds to pop behind the birch trees to give a different feel. And plenty of additional smaller festive trees to pop in front. Not to mention I get to use fake snow (Yay! SNOW!!!!!!) which gave the animals in the first image below the feel that they had been out foraging.
The great thing about this set-up is that, because it is so popular, I am sourcing new props all the time. This is one of my latest; woodland camping using a starry night backdrop with some fabulous ferns and giant pine cones I sourced from a fallen tree, whilst out on a walk. I love being able to use what I find in the woodland in and around Sussex. It helps to make these sessions even more realistic.
Do I need to bring anything?
Well, there is one simple answer….no! Everything is supplied. From the outfits down to the cake, it is all supplied and themed together. All part of making your cake smash experience totally enjoyable and stress-free. As for the mess… well, I get the pleasure of cleaning that up afterwards too. Apart from the cake crumbs your little one might lovingly hug into you during the session that is! It’s all part of the experience, when you book in with a Cake Smash photographer Surrey.
In conclusion, I simply love cake smashes. From the set design, the pre-smash pictures, the smash itself through to the cleanup bath at the end. These sessions leave me smiling almost as much as the little ones who come in.
Amazing cakes by wonderful local cake-maker Mrs B Bakes
SAMPHIRE PHOTOGRAPHY | SUSSEX NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHER | SPECIALISING IN NEWBORN, BABY AND MATERNITY PHOTOGRAPHY
Woodland Cake Smash Photographer Surrey
If you are interested in booking a bespoke Cake Smash studio session with Samphire Photography, please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org or call me on 07989 594236 to discuss.
I look forward to hearing from you and can’t wait to get planning your cake smash! xx
Don’t want woodland? No problem. Choosing a theme for your Cake Smash