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Cake smash - Tips

Updated: Apr 27

Tips, what to wear and all of the messy and fun details!

I LOVE a cake smash session, they are adorable, unpredictable and messy!! All of these attributes make for awesome photos and a photoshoot to remember!

If you have a cake smash with me here are a few things to keep in mind!


Safety: SO important!! A baby may be allergic to wheat, egg, refined sugar among other things. For that reason, I always ask you the parent to bring the cake.

Style: I LOVE to design new themes, call me and let's plan!

*Do this prior to getting the cake as you can then get the cake to match the theme!

*Want to do something a bit different? Not a cake but maybe doughnuts or their favorite food!? Yes, please!! Let's chat!

Babies reaction: I'm going to be totally honest with you, not all babies dig into their cake, get messy and smile. Since being a Vancouver BC cake smash photographer since 2009 I have the experience to know it is actually quite rare and generally quite the opposite.

On average your babe will sit there for a minute, look at this 'weird-looking never before seen thing' in front of them, and either start to cry or start to crawl away. For real lol. BUT don't let that scare you away, If you follow my tips below and follow my lead at the shoot we will get some really fantastic authentic photos!! Tears, smiles, and looks of question, confusion, and all of the adorable expressions your baby might make!