Behind the scenes at a Cake Smash shoot!

January 28, 2015

If you follow my Facebook page and have seen our Website galleries, you would have seen images of the ?Cake Smash? photo shoots we do for baby’s first birthday. But unless you have been in the Studio whilst one is taking place you have no idea what really goes on behind the scenes to get those stunning ?baby smiling looking gorgeous whilst covered in cake’ shots!


?I share with mummy!’


?Come and get it!’

I am about to reveal just how much mummy and daddy and I work to get ?that’ shot . . . This is Sydney’s Cake Smash shoot, a baby who according to mum ?absolutely loves cake’. Except on Saturdays, whilst dressed in an adorable matching hat and romper set, whilst being photographed! These images haven’t been edited at all, they are just as they were taken.

the ?if you don’t eat it I will’ approach!

the ?if you don’t eat it I will’ approach!

Bubbles got her there in the end.

Bubbles got her there in the end.

Sydney didn’t want to wear the hat, but it was very becoming on dad! She didn’t want to eat the cake at first but was very generous with her ?sharing’, and to start with she wouldn’t even stand or sit in the same place ? I never had this problem in the confined quarters of the old studio but there’s just way too much space hiding way too many interesting things in this one for a curious toddler!

We did get there eventually with the help of some bubbles which I could not run a children’s photo-shoot without, and a very patient and tolerant mummy and daddy. I think there was more icing on their clothes when they left than there was on Sydney!!

For anyone thinking of booking a Cake Smash shoot ? a few tips:

*Don’t assume your baby will dive straight in  ? stage fright can even affect 1 year olds!

*Bring spare clothes for yourselves AND your baby!

*Don’t book the shoot just after lunchtime ? or just before nap time.

*Be prepared to get stuck in!

*Encourage the mess, go with it  ? we do bath the babies before you go home.

* If you or your baby have any allergies please make sure we know about it in advance.

*Bring older siblings along for just the end of the shoot otherwise they will take over.

*Enjoy it ? the more fun we have the better the images will be!

Cake Smash shoots are available to book for £45 ? this is for a 60 minute session and includes a custom designed cake by the Red Cake Company,  and a soak for baby in a vintage tin bath at the end of the session (any excuse for some more cutesy shots!). To check availability please email us.

Katherine x

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