Cake Smash session
What ages can Cake Smash Sessions be booked for?
Cake smash photo shoots are typically booked for a child’s 1st or 2nd birthdays (or around that time) These ages are the best age for cake smash shoots as children are still in the exploration stage of their development.
When should I book my child’s Cake Smash photo session?
We recommend that any photo shoot is booked in advance (as soon as you possibly can) as our diary fills up months in advance and these shoots are done around the time of your child’s birthday.
Do I need to organise anything in advance?
You don’t need to worry about organising anything with the exception of booking the date you would like and paying your deposit for the photo shoot, the remaining balance is paid on the day. It is a good idea to let your child get used to having food on their fingers.
What options do I have for the colour scheme or theme of the shoot?
We have different options available for cake smash photo shoots from pale pink and blue to bright streamers. We have a variety of different outfits from pants and cute ties, braces and bow ties, tutus hats and crowns. If you have a preference to which colour scheme you would like please let us know in advance. The cake will be made to compliment the colour scheme.
We also offer themed session:
Enchanted Forest Fairy
Other themes can be arranged if your shoot is after 3 weeks.
How long does a Cake Smash Session usually take?
These photo sessions usually last about an hour or so. There generally comes a time when the little one has had enough and that’s where we stop.
Do I need to bring anything with me on the day?
Please dress your child in an outfit of your choice for a mini portrait session before the cake smash. We allow 3 outfits for he mini portrait. We provide the outfit for the cake smash (unless you want to) and other props. As cake and icing tends to get spread around during the smash, especially when the birthday girl or boy wants to give you a hug, we do advise that the adults come dressed ready to get messy too or you can bring extra clothes!
What is included in the Cake Smash package?
The package includes the use of our outfits, props and studio backdrops. You can bring upto 3 outfits for the mini portrait session. We usually end up with around 50 images if baby is very cooperative during the session. In this case you are welcome to book a viewing Session to choose your 35 favourite or upgrade the package to include all the photos which are delivered via an online gallery. We provide a cake if your child doesn’t have any allergies.
What happens on the day?
When you arrive we will give you and your child time to relax and settle into the studio environment. Once the birthday girl/boy is happy and settled we will start with some nice portrait photos. After that we will move on to the super fun cake smash and then we round the fun session off with a bubbly and interactive bath time session.
Some children like to sit and delicately touch the cake and eat the little edible decorations, some will get covered and have their feet in the icing. Sometimes the adults might need to give a little hand to encourage- There is always plenty of time so please do not worry if your child takes their time to get started – we go with the pace that your child sets – it is a fun session both for your child and for you.
What information do I need to provide to book?
All we need to know is your child’s name, age and if they have any food intolerances.
How do I book?
Please visit our online booking system to book directly. We will confirm your appointment within 24 hours.
Here’s the link to the portfolio: https://bumpandbeyondphotography.com/cake-smash-session/
Our Facebook page is updated more regularly with sneak peeks from sessions so please check our page too.