Cake Smash Photo Sessions: The Sweetest Way to Celebrate Your Baby’s First Birthday

Babies grow up so fast, and before you know it, they’re already one year old! To mark this special occasion, many parents choose to celebrate with a cake smash photo session. Cake smash sessions are a fun and creative way to capture the joy and messiness of a baby’s first birthday.

Lane went face first! 🙂

Styling Your Baby’s Session

Cake smash photo sessions can be styled any way you want. Most of my clients choose to incorporate the theme for baby’s first birthday party into the session. Other clients stick to neutral tones for the cake smash session. No matter how you choose to style your session it is sure to be tons of fun! You can go all out on custom cake for your little one or you can get some adorable premade cakes from most retail bakeries that are the perfect size for a cake smash session.

Lots of pretty pinks for Tenlee’s session.

Cake Smash Session Breakdown

Wells’ Mom had some cute props for his session.

My favorite way to start a first birthday session is to grab some traditional photos of the baby. Once I have captured some sweet portraits it’s time for cake and adorable chaos! I love seeing the baby’s reaction to the cake. I’ve had some immediately go all in on the cake, while I have had others check the cake out cautiously. Before long they are digging in, squishing it between their fingers and making a big, sweet mess.

Once the baby has really started digging into the cake I love to get some close up detail shots. To me there isn’t much cuter than chubby little fingers and toes covered in cake and icing. A mixture of close up and wide angle photos make for an adorable final gallery.

Fingers and toes!

Cake smash sessions are a unique and memorable way to celebrate your baby’s first birthday. These photos will create lasting memories that you will cherish for years to come. Does your little one have a first birthday coming up? Visit my website and fill out the contact form at the bottom. Let’s start planning your baby’s special session today!

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