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Are you thinking about having a cake smash? Either for your child or yourself. Adult cake smashes are definitely gaining in popularity and I would be more than happy to photograph the experience for you.
But if you find yourself wanting to book a session and you are just not sure where to start you are in the perfect place! Here are a few of my tips, tricks, and words of advice for planning your next cake smash!
This gives the photographer plenty of time to edit and deliver the photos as well as time for you to order prints, invitations, canvases or whatever else it is you might want! If you want to have the images bound in a book consider having them done even earlier.
I’ve had people smash anything from a stack of french toast sticks to layers of fruit and whip cream. It’s really up to you! If your child isn’t a fan of sweets and has a favorite food why not do that? It doesn’t just have to be about smashing cake it can be about documenting an important part of childhood. If your kid isn’t used to eating sugar it might be hard to coax them into eating a lot because they’ll get a tummy ache. This is where an alternative is a wonderful option.
Your cake smash can be as simple or as extravagant as you want it! If you are planning a themed birthday party why not stick to the theme for the cake smash? Fishing themed? Let’s go to the lake! You are limited only by your imagination!
This might not come as a surprise to most of you but it’s really hard to keep kids away from a cake. Like really hard. So why not let them join in? Some of my favorite images and sweetest moments captured are the ones where you are just letting your kids be kids. I always make sure to capture just the birthday kid and their cake but near the end, it’s fun to just let them play and allow the moments to organically happen.
If you think your kid is going to dive right into that cake you might be surprised. Unless you regularly encourage your child to be a messy eater they will likely be hesitant to stick their face right into the frosting. It can take some time and prompting for a kid to really go for it. That doesn’t mean that it’s not going to be fun or that your images aren’t going to be great!
No matter what happens you can expect a frosting mess so bring extra clothes, wipes, and towels. It’s always better to be over prepared than under prepared!