Celebrate with a cake smash
How exciting you that you and your baby are ready to celebrate with a cake smash!! A cake smash is a fantastic way to document those early years and have some memories that will last a lifetime.
So FUN, thank you for letting me capture this milestone, I always giggle my way through the photoshoot
When to do a cake smash?
Cake smash session are so much fun. Anywhere between 12-14 months is ideal because you baby is inquisitive and will love the texture of the cake and the taste is still so new. If you organise it soon enough you can use the photos for the 1st birthday invitations.
What to expect?
Cake smash photoshoots are held in my home studio in Austinmer, South of Sydney in the Illawarra (Wollongong) where you and your baby can be comfortable, relax and have some fun.
I will provide an indoor or outdoor studio set up with a themed backdrop. I also provide decorations like, pompoms, balloons, bunting, cake stand etc. I will take care of the mess afterwards and provide a comfortable area for you and your baby to clean up.
What to wear?
The outfit you choose for your baby should complement the cake and visa versa. Try to select your outfit before selecting your cake so you can coordinate similar colours and create a cohesive look.
Choose colours that match or compliment the cake. Tutus, ribbons, lace, a tie or bow. a super hero cape, headbands, necklaces, hats, kids braces make fantastic accessories. Sometimes a nappy is all you need. Mums should expect to have some photos with your child if encouragement is required so dress in similar colours as your baby. Don't forget a clean outfit for yourself, there's a good chance you'll have cake all over you by the end of the session.
Do I need to provide the cake?
Not everyone was born with fabulous baking skills (I recently gave up baking as the dish never turns out like the picture in the cook book, there must be something I’m not doing right?) If you prefer someone to make a cake that actually rises. I know a very talented local cake maker who makes amazing giant cupcakes. The cake will be delivered to the studio ready for your cake smash for $75. Easy, stress free and guaranteed beautiful and delicious. Your cake can be customised based on your theming. Let me know if you would like to add this to your photoshoot.
If you are a kitchen goddess, here are my guidelines for making your cake:
Light cakes are great for the photoshoot and look more appropriate smeared on a baby’s face. Use pastel colours to match the background and stay away from red and chocolate icing. Sprinkles, decorations, smarties etc look great and add vibrant colours for the photographs.
I recommend making an oversized cupcake. Add some sprinkles, stars, colourful confectionary for a bright finish.
I let the baby set the pace of a cake smash session. Some babies are over and done with in a few minutes while others need some time. Ideally baby gets stuck in and smashes up the cake with gusto however more likely your child will need some encouragement.
“Smash it up” package $400
Your unique cake smash photo session using an indoor or outdoor studio
A minimum of 20 high resolution edited and perfected digital images
All photos are delivered within a week via an online gallery
Giant cupcake: $75 custom designed giant cupcake, delivered straight to the studio
Digital collage only $70: a custom made digital collage
Please ask me about prints, canvasses and album design I would love to chat to you about your options.