Cake smashes have almost become a sort of "right of passage" for little babies reaching their 1st year milestone! These wildly popular sessions are SO much fun and the results will guarantee smiles and laughs for years to come. Admittedly these sessions are a lot of work! I customize each cake smash session for your baby. I hand design all my sets and make all the props. From extravagant scenes/setups to a simple color scheme. Whatever you think up I bring it to life. I also only take a few of these sessions a month due to the time consuming nature so.... book fast! ;)
Cake smash images are some of my favorite. Nothing brings out baby faces, expressions, and smiles quite like a delicious cake! Below is a collaboration of some of my recent cake smash sessions.
Lochlan had a Dr. Sesus themed session. I hand painted those red strips . This little guys nickname is Chocolate! Which was SO fitting because he enjoyed the chocolate much more than the cake ;) I LOVED this little guy. Take a look at his last image. Babies may not be able to talk but that doesn't stop them from communicating. You can clearly see he is telling us he is DONE :D
Rayne, this little sweetie is all about the purple! Mom picked the most perfect colors and outfit for this session. I absolutely loved the purple/teal/pink color combo. I photographed Rayne's newborn session (and used purple!)
Georgia & Charlee - I have photographed these two little beauties a few times now including their newborn session. I love watching these two sweeties grow. I was pretty pumped to have these two in the studio for their cake smash. This set was so fun. The bright colors just popped so perfectly with their little tutus!
Xavier, seriously this little dude and those curls. Can it get any sweeter???? Xavier is another little one who I also photographed his newborn photos! His cake smash theme was a blue ombre. Mom informed me his birthday party was "Twinkle twinkle little star" so I of course had to bring out my moon prop. His overalls and little diaper cover was just so adorable and made by "Sew Bright Creations" Also Xaviers mom made his cake as well as makes them for others. I will link to both their instagrams below.
Harper, this gal is part of my watch me grow program. And I have done just that! This little miss has came to me for her newborn, 6 months, 9 months and most recently her cake smash. I even photographed her pregnancy announcement! Mom had this beautiful dress custom made just for this little princess so we designed the set to match! We were going for a "princess" theme. You have GOT to check out her converse and how mom glammed them up!
When you bring your baby in for this session its important to remember to just sit back and wait for the magic to happen. This is usually all new territory for them and can sometimes take them a little bit to wrap their mind around the fact there is a whole cake in front of them, just for them! Below are a few tips to help ensure a smooth and successful cake smash session
TIP #1 : Take your cake out the fridge at least 2 hours prior to your session. Cold cakes can be firm cakes making it much harder for baby to dig into.
TIP #2: Bring something to wash it down. All that sticky sugary frosting well think peanut butter. I have found little ones who start to get fussy have a drink of water and then be able to jump right back in.
TIP #3: Mom and/or Dad bring a change of clothes. I know the cake is for baby and you are not expecting to be involved but most times it looks like you were right there digging in too ;)
TIP #4: A wet face cloth in a ziplock baggie can really do so much more than baby wipes!
Other than that just sit back and enjoy! You clean your baby and Ill clean the mess.
AC Photography is a full service photography studio located in Calgary. I offer digital photography packages suitable for any budget. I have many years experience as a photographer, with babies and little children. I would love to capture some beautiful artist memories for your family.
Bow tie suspender & diaper cover by Sew Bright Creations (a CAD company!) check out their instagram @sewbrightcreations
Xaviers cake made by his mama check out her cakes on instagram @miss_geminii