I recently had the pleasure of taking some milestone photos for this little chap's first birthday. John was just about to turn one when his cake smash and splash photoshoot took place at my home studio near Andover. Parents Tiffany and Adam wanted some images that were simple, where John was the focus - definitely my style of photography - less is more!
We started the session by having a chat and a cup of coffee, whilst John played with some toys in my studio. Mum, Tiffany, then got John dressed in a cute smart little outfit that she brought with her to the first birthday photoshoot. I then took some photos of John with my wooden letters that spell out ONE and a giant white balloon, which he got to take home with him at the end of his cake smash and splash session.
Then for the real fun! Tiffany changed John's outfit, so he was wearing a simple pair of blue shorts - following the theme of less is more. I had a cake all ready for him to get stuck into and we sat him down, waiting to see whether he would dive in, or be hesitant. It's always hard to know which way a cake smash is going to go! Some children get stuck right in, picking the cake up and completely demolishing it. Others are really very hesitant and need some encouragement! John was very interested in the icing and I must say he was very elegant in his destruction.
Finally, mum got John undressed and we sat him in his vintage bath tub for the splash session. My bubble machine was a bit hit with John. He loved trying to catch the bubbles! After his little bath, John was wrapped in a big fluffy towel, ready for a rest after all the fun! The remnants of the cake were boxed up and given to mum and dad to take home and demolish.
We were all so pleased with how well the photos came out! Mum, Tiffany, says, the photos are amazing and felt the session went incredibly well. Her words of advice to other parents considering a cake smash photoshoot with me are simply to relax and enjoy it! She brought John's favourite monkey along and he was helpful in attracting John's attention - monkey even took a few of the photos!
If you or a friend are looking for a cake smash and splash or other milestone photo shoot, get in touch with me today via my Contact Page. I'd love to hear from you!