Ready... set... SMASH! Your little baby has been growing up so fast! Professional photography is such an amazing tool for celebrating big milestones in your child’s life. Maybe you’ve had a maternity photo session, and then you and your baby had a newborn photoshoot. So, what’s next?
How about a cake smash photo session to celebrate your child’s first birthday?
So Much Excitement!
Baby cake smash photography is a pretty epic thing because turning one year old is an epic thing. Moms and Dads love to feature their babies in cake smash photo sessions with fantastic cake smash themes! If you’ve ever seen a one-year-old with food, of course, you’ve seen him or her play with it. New toy? He or she will probably smack it around. Combine those two things—a colorful new dessert for baby to play with—and you’ll have an epic moment to remember!
We’ve helped clients put together plenty of baby girl cake smash themes and baby boy cake smash themes, so we’re the experts in baby cake smash photography. In fact, our full-service luxury photography experience offers more than just one photo of your baby smashing his or her first birthday cake.
Mark Those Milestones
First, we offer a milestone photo session where we take pictures of your baby at six or seven months old—without cake. This is a sweet opportunity for you to capture your beautiful child’s adorable poses while he or she is sitting up! (If you’d like to find out more about this type of session, click here to schedule a free consultation with us!)
Before the six- or seven-month photography session, we can provide a family session for you to take beautiful professional-looking photos with your baby. Most of these types of sessions can take place in our studio in Hickory Creek, Texas, but we can also do outdoor photography—especially if your family loves to be outside! Does your soon-to-be one-year-old have older brothers or sisters? We can help you make this a family affair! Every member of the family can wear matching outfits, and we’ll help you create a fabulous moment to remember for the rest of your lives.
This special six- or seven-month photoshoot can include a photo of a baby taking a luxurious bath with either bubbles, fruit, flowers, or milk. How cute would it be to have a picture taken of your child splashing around in strawberries, orange slices, lemon slices, or flower petals? (And how cute would it be to capture a photo of him or her trying to eat the fruit while he or she is bathing in it?!) Your little bundle of joy is such a sweet little innocent person. Let us capture this special time in his or her life with an adorable photo session!
And as the baby approaches that once-in-a-lifetime first birthday, you’ll want to be planning for a unique cake smash photo that you can show off to your family and friends during the baby's first birthday party! Wouldn’t it be great to have a big picture of your now-one-year-old child during that special get-together with all of your loved ones? You can just imagine them pointing their phones at it and posting about it on social media, can’t you?
Remember, your baby will only have his or her first birthday once, so let’s work together to create a moment that’s as memorable as possible! Here are a few ideas on how to choose the perfect baby cake smash theme for your upcoming cake smash photo session.
1. Let us get to know your child and his or her personality
You certainly know your baby better than we do, so we’ll need your help in making your cake smash photo session as special as possible! You are the expert, so you get to choose whatever cake smash themes you want. We’ll help you put it all together, and getting to know you and your baby will help us help you.
What does your child like? Does he or she like sports? Music? Snuggling with stuffed animals? Is your child active? Pensive? Happy? Serious? Easygoing?
Your child’s cake smash photo session can showcase all of his or her qualities, and we can make that happen! We’ll be capturing the uniqueness of your baby, so we’ll be using cake smash themes that will reflect his or her adorable personality and character!
2. Think about the permanence of baby cake smash photography
The beauty of baby cake smash photography is that the pictures we take of your child will last forever. When he or she grows up and looks through family pictures, you’ll want him or her to see how precious he or she was at that age!
Depending on the type of cake smash theme that you choose, we’ll decorate the background of the photo with appropriately festive decorations. We can have balloons, streamers, or even flowers, or maybe a “Happy Birthday” banner—whatever will work best with the cake smash theme that you choose! We’re the experts in baby cake smash photography, so when we work our magic, we’ll pick decorations that will highlight your baby’s hair, facial features, and skin tones, in addition to his or her unique personality. Every setup is personalized for each individual client and we will create something unique and special just for you!
When your child gets older and looks back at a photo that commemorates when he or she turned one year old, you’re going to want it to be an unforgettable photo. So, remember to choose baby girl cake smash themes or baby boy cake smash themes that will capture your baby’s true essence for years to come!
3. Keep in mind the time of year for your child’s cake smash photo session
It’s also helpful to remember the season in which your baby’s birthday will take place. For example, if baby’s birthday is in September, it would be great to choose baby girl cake smash themes or baby boy cake smash themes that are related to autumn. Or if baby’s birthday is around Christmastime, how adorable would it look to have baby girl cake smash themes or baby boy cake smash themes that revolve around the special holiday?!
Maybe your child will be turning one year old in the springtime. We can help you put together a spring-themed cake smash photo session. Or maybe your child will be hitting his or her special milestone in the summertime. I bet you can imagine how adorable a sunny or beach-themed cake smash theme would be. Whichever cake smash themes you choose, you can be sure that our award-winning photography team will bring out the uniqueness of your growing little bundle of joy!
4. Remember your child’s natural tendencies
Let’s be honest. 11-month-olds can be a handful. A cake smash photo session will require some clean up afterward, but no worries! Our full-service luxury photography will take care of the cleanup for you!
So, when you’re choosing cake smash themes for your child, keep in mind what would look adorable for the baby to destroy. How about a car-themed cake for baby boy cake smash themes or a foodie-themed cake for baby girl cake smash themes?
Or maybe your child has the complete opposite tendency. Maybe your baby is a naturally cautious child who may take a while to get into the idea of cake-smashing. Maybe you’ve spent a lot of time thinking through a lot of different cake smash themes, only to wait a long time for your little tyke or your little princess to dig into the cake. That’s okay!
If your baby has a gentle disposition, just keep in mind that we might be waiting a while for the big cake-smashing moment to come during the photoshoot. What kind of baby boy cake smash themes or baby girl cake smash themes do you think would inspire your baby to help us grab that perfect moment on camera? Or, better yet, what kind of cake do you think your baby would love to destroy? What themes do you think would encourage your precious child to smash the living daylights out of a celebratory dessert?
5. Let your creative juices flow!
That being said, the sky’s the limit! Think about your baby’s personality and interests. Does he like to play ball? We can put together sports-related baby boy cake smash themes. Does she like to watch movies or television? We can put together baby girl cake smash themes with Toy Story, Sesame Street, Mickey Mouse, Paw Patrol or whatever show she likes to watch.
Maybe your baby enjoys participating in activities that involve your entire family. Does your family like to go hiking together? Does your family like to play music together? Do you all like to go to church together? Do you all like to exercise and go on long walks together? Do you have one or multiple pets in your family? Is your family proud of its ethnic background? Is your family passionate about a cause? We can put together a cake smash photo session with a theme that is related to any of that!
The possibilities for baby cake smash photography are nearly endless!
Still, having trouble deciding on the perfect cake smash themes for your photo session? No problem! Click here for a free consultation, and we’ll be more than happy to help get your creative juices flowing.
Some Things to Keep in Mind
As we’ve mentioned previously, we are a full-service luxury photography experience, so it is our pleasure to take care of everything for you. However, in order to eliminate any risk of allergies, the only thing we don’t provide for you is the cake. You know your baby better than we do, of course, so you know what types of foods your baby can and cannot tolerate. You can have it decorated however you like—just remember that it’s going to get smashed to smithereens. Simply bring your own cake to your cake smash photo session, and we’ll take care of everything else!
Baby cake smash photography can be messy, but don’t worry—we take care of that part, too! After your baby’s photoshoot, your precious little one will need some cleanup. So, as we’ve said before, we like to take that opportunity for another photo as well by taking a picture of your baby taking a bath. After we have all that fun with baby cake smash themes, we have fun switching gears to baby bath photography! Why not make it a package deal?
Then about two weeks after your photo session, we will schedule your reveal session when you will view and select your favorite images. After that, your photographed memories of your beautiful baby will be yours to treasure for many years to come!
So, are you ready to create lots of cake-smashing memories? Click here for a free consultation, and let’s get started!