A cake smash photoshoot is so much fun! Since little ones tire quickly, I work fast. The shoot will be around one hour long and I pack a lot into that time! Your little angel is guaranteed to be tired afterwards!
I always start with some classic portraits, so you have some nice, clean images before chaos unfolds. I love to keep my set ups really simple, often using a giant white balloon, little wooden ONE letters, a vintage wooden child's chair, or even the same bowl or little bed that we photographed your baby in when they came for their newborn photoshoot!
We then do a quick outfit change and bring out the cake. If your baby is not interested in touching or tasting the cake, I have a cute wooden spoon that they can play with, so I am always able to capture some great images with the cake. We end with a little bath in a vintage style tin bath, with lots of bubbles.
I have a wide selection of really cute, simple outfits that you are more than welcome to use, or you can bring your own. Take a look here at the outfits I can provide for you: Cake Smash Outfits
I provide the cake for you and this can either be a naked iced cake or a giant cupcake. I recommend keeping it simple with cream butter icing or a pastel colour of your choice. If you or your child have any allergies, please let me know in advance and I can provide a dairy free or gluten free cake if that's what you need. I have a pink and a clear glass cake stand or a wooden slice cake stand.
You are welcome to take the cake home with you afterwards, if it is still in good condition! I don't like waste and I do donate to the Andover Food Bank each month.
All you need to bring is your changing bag, a drink and snack for your child, a towel and possibly a change of clothes for yourself, as you might get messy too! I provide everything else - cake, outfits, props, balloons, bubbles...
Unfortunately, a family photoshoot requires a lot more work for me on the day (such as changing the lighting and backdrops) and in terms of more editing after the shoot. Therefore I can't include family photos as part of the cake smash shoot. Of course, you are more than welcome to book extra time with me to add on a family shoot, at an additional cost. Get in touch to discuss how this would work.
I hope I have answered all your questions, but if you need to talk to me, please get in touch!