Cake Smash sessions have become increasing popular over the last few years but I quite regularly get ‘… a cake what?!‘ I thought I would shed some light.
So what is a Cake Smash Session?
Quite simply put, it is a fun filled session for bubs turning one where we pop them with a cake and let them go crazy!
You mean they actually smash it up?
Yep, we let them run wild – some bubs love to squish their hands in it, others are quite content to delicately steal some icing, we get the toddlers who jump around in it, sit on it, throw it, and of course – eat it!
Why not?! It’s a unique and memorable way to celebrate a baby turning one. This will usually be there first taste of cake, so we capture many funny expressions. It’s also lots of fun – not just for the baby, but for mum & dad and the photographer too!
What does the session include?
Kirra Photography’s Cake Smash Sessions include milestone portraits – individually and with parents, siblings & parents – then the cake smash and finally a bubble bath in the tub. Each three parts of the session produce wonderful photos of your little one.
There are a few different packages available which all include digital files, a collage (like the ones below) and a custom designed scrumptious cake from the talented Leanne at KR Cakes.
What age does the baby need to be?
Cake Smashes are traditionally for bubs celebrating their first birthday – generally between 10 and 14 months of age. However, as long as bubs can sit up and interact they can smash a cake. I have had bubs as young as 8 months and as old as 2 years… we can do it for any age!
Do I get to choose the theme?
Yep, you sure do! Any theme or colour scheme you wish! We will organise all the decorations, backdrops and props to make the set up as magical as possible for you.
What does the baby wear?
We offer nappy covers, overalls, shorts, rompers, tutus, dresses, necklaces, headbands, party hats, crowns, tiaras, bow ties, neck ties, singlets and so much more… all customised to your theme or colour scheme!
What else do I need to know?
Cake Smashes are perfect first birthday gifts – contact Mikaela to organise a voucher.
We also urge you to book as early as possible. This is for a few reasons – to allow for plenty of time to have an outfit custom made, to book a cake to be made, to arrange decorations, props and anything special we need for your session, to secure your perfect session date with your photographer, and to prepare yourself and your bub for your session.
Cake Smash info & pricing here.