Cake makes life just a little bit sweeter
For the love of cake!
Cake smash sessions are by far my favorite to photograph! Our South Jersey cake smash sessions are completely personalized and tailored to your chosen theme. We hand edit every photo for a quality finish. Your session is laid out into three parts. We begin with taking beautiful clean portraits then we dive into the cake smashing and finally a relaxing and cleansing bubble bath to complete their session. This is going to be an amazing experience for both you and your little one that you will cherish for years to come!
Sam is a true professional ! Prompt and positive. She got my daughter to smile when all other photographers failed to do so in the past. She put a lot of time and effort to personalizing our photo shoot background to ensure it was perfectly matched to our first party theme. The photos came out fantastic and everyone loves them! Can’t wait to see the photo book I ordered ! Thanks a lot. Highly recommended!” –Mallory H.
When to Schedule:
The ideal time for your baby’s cake smash is normally around 11 months. This allows time for your baby’s portraits to be digitally edited, for products to be ordered and delivered in time for your baby’s first birthday party. Is your baby older than 11 months? No worries, we wouldn’t miss capturing these moments for anything, bring them on in!
We love to schedule babies normally right after their first nap of the day or after lunch time. This seems to be one of their happiest points in the day and we will hopefully get a lot of beautiful smiles.
If baby is sick, just had vaccines, or is teething it’s best you wait a few days for your session until they are back to their normal happy self.
My goal is to make your theme come to life and provide you with an unforgettable experience. Are you not sure what theme you want? No problem! I can create a special theme for your child just based on colors or I can completely surprise you with a fun theme. I also have a Pinterest page with lots of great themes if you want to take a look.
Let’s Talk Cake:
For allergy reasons, we ask all parents to provide the cake for their session. Don’t know a South Jersey baker? No problem, we know many local bakers in the area that will make your customized cake fitting your theme. We also strongly suggest for your little one to try some cake before their session to test for any allergies.
Smash cakes normally are either 4 or 6 inches. Though we may make a complete mess, usually the child doesn’t actually eat a lot of the cake so these sizes are perfect for the smash.
A few tips to avoid on their cake is chocolate or red frosting….yes just doesn’t look so pretty smashed. Also, fondant is very beautiful but it’s a little hard for the baby to smash it and get into the cake below.
Make sure to leave your cake out for a bit so that it isn’t too hard for the baby. And the opposite, try and not to leave your cake anywhere too hot so that it doesn’t melt….haha I know, I’m sooo picky!
What to wear:
Before we dive into the cake, we first get a few portraits of baby all nice and tidy. Bring them in an adorable outfit for those portraits. These photos are great as you will receive some beautiful portraits and also lets the baby get settled into their session.
For the actual cake smash, some customers just like to take off their baby’s shirt and go topless, others put their baby in just a diaper cover with birthday hat/headband or a tutu. Whatever works for you, works for us! These outfits will get messy, so just keep that in mind as some icing lasts forever.
What if my child hates their cake?
It’s my birthday and I’ll cry if I want to is my theme song. It does happen sometimes, but DO NOT worry. We have plenty of time during your sessions to make your baby feel comfortable and plenty of tricks to get some great photos. Sometimes we put secret surprises in the frosting like their favorite puffs or cheerios. Totally makes it look like your kid is digging in. Or we may give them a spoon for those neat eaters to enjoy a bit of cake. Sometimes they hate the cake, but love the bubble bath so no worries. And this is an experience good or sad, those crying photos can be OH SO CUTE!
How should I display my cutie?
By far, our customer’s favorite is our hardcover birthday album. This 10 x 10 custom cover album features 20 thick pages. Display this adorable album during their first birthday and make sure you don’t forget a sharpie so all their birthday guests can sign their name. This makes an absolutely beautiful keepsake that you will cherish forever.
We also offer canvases in many different sizes to perfectly fit in any space . Parents love to hang a gallery wrapped canvas in their child’s bedroom next to their newborn portrait.