Cake Smash - Elijah
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Monday, August 20, 2018
By Samantha Jackson Photography
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This little guy Elijah was so full of smiles and had so much fun smashing his cake. His little Mickey Mouse outfit was too cute and his face even cuter! I could have eaten him up...ha ha...well done Elijah and to his mom and dad for working so hard with him...these sessions are definitely "not a piece of cake" to do...but so much fun and so worth it in the end!


So it's your baby's First Birthday? Where did that year go? Sleepless nights, coo's and giggles, Rolling over-sitting-crawling-walking, driving you nuts, then making your heart burst with happiness. It's been an entire year since you labored to bring this sweet baby into the world and you are both still alive and well! This is a huge milestone for you both! So celebrate in a way that will preserve them this way FOREVER!

What better way to start your child’s first birthday celebrations than doing a cake smash shoot… This can be done a few weeks before your little one turns one or some people even do it on their actual birthday. Not only will your child have a fun trying cake for the first time but you will also have some great photos to use for their invitation or at the party itself. 

Your child will be let loose with the cake and is encouraged to make a mess! The cake is included in the session fee, and is the perfect shape and size for the smash. It is made professionally and is always of top quality


Don't worry about all that cake everywhere!


We take a warm bubble bath right in the studio after the smashing is over! Clean them up and get them ready for the rest of their session or to go home! The bubble bath is another way to get baby smiles and them playing in their element! If they love the tub they tend to love the bath!! Don't forget your towel and if your baby uses special bubble bath for skin issues please bring your own bubble bath liquid along.



Test out their love or hate to SMASH!

If your little one isn't a huge mess maker then I suggest a trial run. Set your little one on the kitchen floor and give them a tub of cool whip or pudding/yogurt and let them go to town. I've found allowing them to do this before the smash makes them a little more comfortable sitting on the ground trying to eat cake here with lights and a camera in their face.

Practice: Remember the baby is just one year old, and is often shy of exploring a new texture, shape or taste. Especially when surrounded by adults making funny noises and clapping to egg them on. So, take away the anxiety by doing the TRIAL run.

Are you being a FUD? Before you worry what i am meaning by this let me explain?

Fear – will the cake smash be as exciting as a newborn session?

Uncertainty – should I or parents get the cake?

Doubt – will the baby smash the cake, so we can get good pictures? Let’s smash these one by one. See what I did there. Now that we are over my clever puns, let’s get into it.



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