Cake Smash Session Details
If you’ve had your newborn session with us then why not celebrate your little one’s 1st year of life with a “Cake Smash” session?
Not only is it great fun but “Cake Smash” images are ideal to use for your little one’s Birthday party invitations.
What to expect?
A Cake Smash session generally lasts approximately 30-45 minutes and takes place in our custom built Logan Village spacious studio.
We start with some regular ‘pre-cake’ portraits being taken of your child to give them a chance to get comfortable in front of the camera and familiar with their surroundings before we bring the cake out.
Cake Smash sessions are unpredictable but usually a lot of fun, some little ones get right into it whilst others can be shy and need some assistance and encouragement with the smashing. Either way, there is usually cake and frosting everywhere by the end of the session.
What kind of Cake works best?
Due to the the possible risk of food allergies, we recommend that you make your own cake to bring to the session however we are more than happy to suggest cake suppliers to you that we have used in the past. A frosted vanilla sponge-cake is ideal for a cake smash because the frosting has a soft texture for your baby to play with and a sponge-cake is softer to break up than a mud cake for example. We don’t recommend using fondant or sugar decorations on the cake for this age group due to possible choking hazard but a cake topper and/or certain non-toxic flowers make a nice touch.
Generally speaking, the babies usually don’t consume much of the actual cake itself, it’s more about them playing with the texture of the frosting. However if you’re not keen on cake then some other options to consider might be a stack of pancakes, fruit or watermelon wedges or even a donut stack? It’s completely up to you and we’re happy to discuss options with you.
What to bring?
Please bring a drink along for your child, it can be thirsty work smashing a cake and also their favourite snack or something that can possibly be hidden in the back of the cake such as blueberries to entice them to try and touch the cake. It is also most important that you please bring a change of clothes for both your child and perhaps yourself as the frosting can quite literally get everywhere.
A few of your child’s favourite toys may also be a good idea too for comforting and distracting them at the beginning of the session. A bath is supplied for after the cake smash to clean up your little one so it is appreciated if you can also bring a couple of towels to dry them afterwards.
What to wear?
The dress code is totally up to yourself and can be as casual or dressy as you wish. Personally I just love bare bellies on little ones for the “cake smash” teamed with petti-skirts, nappy covers and braces or shorts but feel free to dress and accessorise your child however you please.
Both Ebay and ETSY have some great “Cake Smash Outfits” to choose from as does “Bumblebee Boutique”, feel free to discuss your colour theme or ideas with me to get the most out of your “Cake Smash” images.
Should you have absolutely any questions at all, then please feel free to call, email or use the ‘contact us’ tab. Nadine will be happy to help you any way that she can to make sure that your cake smash photos are something that you’ll cherish forever and that the whole experience will be an enjoyable one for the whole family.
Cake Smash Session Investment
Cake Smash Sessions require a $100 booking deposit which comes off your total package cost and includes your 60 minute in-studio session and basic decorations such as balloons or paper fans. Print Collections are purchased separately after viewing your online proofing gallery of beautiful images approximately 2wks after your session, we offer a range of packages starting from as little as $450.
**NB. Session fee does not include a Cake – due to possible allergies that your baby may have we now encourage you to supply your own cake, however we are more than happy to discuss our preferred cake suppliers with you to purchase yourself.
We use only the best professional print labs that only deal with professional photographers, some of our range includes – Fine Art Matted Prints presented in a Bamboo Display box, Fine Art Layflat Albums featuring all of your images, Linen boxed gift prints, Linen matted albums, Canvas wall Art, Framed Fine art Prints and modern Acrylic Desk Blocks, samples are available in studio to view and touch.
We are excited to announce that we have recently teamed up with PayRight to offer our clients the option of interest free payment on their chosen investment, some T&C’s apply.