Roma had a very special birthday and her mum and dad decided to mark the occasion by booking a Smash and Splash first birthday photo shoot. They had put a lot of effort into getting her ready for the shoot, even buying her the very pretty hot pink and orange tutu and matching party hat and they’d also had a stunning cake made. Roma took a little while to warm up to the idea of eating cake – which isn’t at all unusual, after all most babies have never had access to cake and icing before and certainly not in any quantity. Still, she soon got the hang of it and was tucking in like a pro.
With a cake smash session, we start with a ‘normal’ portrait session into which you can incorporate some of my first birthday props or anything else you would like to bring along (my clients have some brilliant ideas which I then shamelessly steal!). Then we move on to the cake smash. You don’t need to have a cake professionally made of course – you can just slather a value sponge with butter icing and sprinkles. Then if you want to, you can finish up the session by having a splash in warm water and bubbles in my big tin bath. Roma doesn’t particularly enjoy bath time so we didn’t do that in this session but, if you do have a water baby, it is a good way of cleaning up, having fun and getting great pictures into the bargain.