Xander was rocking his first birthday with a bright and beautiful cake made by his very clever nanny! I never think you can have too much colour at a cake smash – they are bright and beautiful by nature!
Actually, like most little ones, Xander was a bit unsure about the cake. It’s a natural assumption that all one year olds would relish the opportunity to dig in, get messy and indulge in as much of that cake goodness as possible, but generally speaking they are a bit puzzled by what’s laid out before them – at least to begin with. It’s also probably going to be a bit sweeter than what they are used to so all cake smashes tend to start with a bit of gentle encouragement before they really get going. Also, a lot of babies don’t really like to get their hands too messy which is hard to believe once you’ve seen them go at spaghetti for their dinner but it’s the truth. I have miniature wooden spoons that you can borrow which some babies prefer and sometimes they just don’t get very into the cake at all. The good news with all of this is that you don’t actually need to have a lot of cake devastation to get great cake smash images!
Then it was time for him to clean up in the tub where most babies are more at home and really enjoy the chance to have a good old splash around and play with the bubbles. Great fun and great images at the same time – got to love the efficiency of that!
Cake Smash & Tub Splash Photo Shoots
A cake smash and tub splash photo shoot is the perfect way to celebrate and commemorate that extra special first birthday. We start with a clean shoot and mum, dad and siblings are welcome to get involved here as well for family pictures if you’d like to. Then it’s time to get out the cake for some smashing fun! After that, it’s time to fill your choice of tub with warm and bubbly water for more great pictures and a good old icing removal clean up. Each session includes your three favourite digital images (chosen from your online gallery, there’s no sales session) and costs £95.
Cake smash and tub splash sessions are also included in my baby photography club – the Joey Club so if you have a little one (under four months) take a look at that to find out more about capturing your first year together.