So, your sweet baby is turning ONE soon! Many of my clients love to do a cake smash session in my Windsor, CO studio for their child’s first birthday portrait session. These are some of my favorite sessions to create for my families because it’s really a celebration for everyone. Your baby is turning one, and you’ve now been a family for a year.
Here is what to expect during your cake smash session and how I make it as stress-free as possible for my families.
Planning Your Cake Smash Session
When it comes to planning your child’s cake smash session, you just need to answer a few questions for me, and then I take it from there!
1.) Make Sure We Like Cake - I need to know if your little one has any food allergies. I highly recommend that your baby tries a little cake before the day of the session. I know that part of the fun is their reaction to a cake, but trust me, letting them try some before is a good thing. They’ll still have a delightful reaction on the day of their session. Hey, we can get creative with the dessert as well. This little sweetie had a donut smash!
2.) Plan the Session - We discuss your theme for the session. What does your child love? What do you envision for the session? There are so many options! I’m happy to provide guidance if you need it or take your idea and run with it.
3.) Ordering the Cake - I handle the cake part for you. My amazing local baker Edible Delights CO, always does a fantastic job with my cakes. I let her know what we discussed, and she handles all of the designing and complimenting of the sets. It’s always a huge hit!
Day of the Cake Smash
Some families like to do their cake smash session a few weeks in advance of their child’s birthday, and some like to do it closer. It’s totally up to you. On the day of the session, you’ll bring your child to the studio, and I’ll have everything else ready. You don’t have to worry about anything! All of the decor, the cake, and the wardrobe will be ready and waiting for you.
You’re welcome to bring your spouse and other children to the session as well. It’s fun to document the entire family’s excitement and capture a portrait of your whole family.
The session truly is a lot of fun documenting your child during this special milestone and capturing their reaction to the cake. Some kids love it, some kids aren’t so sure about it, and some REALLY love it. All reactions are so cute and perfect for photographs.
Cake Smash Sessions | Windsor, CO
Cake smash sessions are some of my favorite sessions because they’re just so special and sweet. I love using my creativity to design your dream cake smash session without you having to lift a finger during the process. If you’re thinking about a cake smash session for your little one, please send me a message here. I’d love to be your cake smash photographer.
Amber Sullivan- Northern Colorado Photographer