This little girl came to see me in my Ashburn VA studio for her first birthday cake smash session. In order to make her session huge success, together with mom, we discussed colors and decorations, cake and baby’s outfit. To best style the session I recommend that parents arrange and bring all these items themselves while I provide seamless paper in the color of their choice. You’re probably thinking, ‘I have to provide cake, decorations and baby’s outfit’ – yes if you want your pictures unique with the desired props and colors. Its really quite simple, most items are either balloon, or inexpensive paper product. I will give as much guidance as needed as to what works well and where to buy the props. Your props, cake and baby’s outfit should all go together. I think mom did an outstanding job with colors and outfit for her precious baby girl – I love the strong color pop.
When photographing cake smash, I allow plenty of time to get as many expressions and angles as possible to capture your child’s true personality and mood. You’ll have plenty of beautiful pictures to remember your precious baby at one year. The session usually last about an hour, 20 min set up with 40 min shooting time – which is enough to capture beautiful images and not to overwhelm the baby.
At the start of the session I offer to take ‘clean’ portrait of your baby, with no birthday props. You are welcome to bing a special outfit for the picture. Then we follow with the smashing fun…..some babies will get all dirty, and some will not, and that’s great – I am here to capture them as they are, whether its silly or shy, smily or curious.
If you are looking for a photographer to capture your baby’s first birthday milestone, or have any questions, please contact me for more info. I also offer family / baby outdoor sessions at that age.