Today I’d like to share with you some of my favourite ‘cake smash’ portraits from recent sessions.

First birthday cake smash

As you probably know if you follow my Facebook page, my cake smash portrait sessions for one-year-olds are extremely popular. Particularly since this video of mine went viral last year and was watched by over 5.6 million people!

There is usually not one single week in a typical month when I am not doing at least one cake smash. And very often I can be busy doing several in a week. I love them and it’s great that my clients do too.

Celebrating a baby’s first year

Cake smashes portraits are certainly becoming the popular way to celebrate a baby hitting that first-year milestone. And as a result, I buy a LOT of cake!

Themed cake smash photoshoots

Each child, as part of my cake smash photoshoot, gets their very own professionally made, giant cupcake to devour during their session.

Yes, some are reluctant at first. But most really go for it after a while, and the parents and I are usually laughing throughout the entire session! It’s such fun to watch!

My shoots are fully themed; mummy and daddy choose from a selection of colours and themes in advance. I provide the cake and the themed outfit, I setup a themed backdrop and we start the messy play.

I capture all the fun as your baby squeals with delight, smashing up and eating the cake. Then afterwards, I get them all squeaky clean again (you’ll be pleased to hear)!

They have a splash around in my miniature roll-top bath, and that’s also another opportunity for me to capture some great photographs to finish the session.

Baby becomes a toddler

A first birthday cake smash is a fantastic way to celebrate your child turning one and officially transitioning from a baby into a toddler.

At this age, they are growing in confidence by the minute and their personality shines through the in the adorable photos.

To view more examples from my cake smash portrait portfolio, visit my gallery here. And to book a cake smash for your child, call me on 07749 270431 or contact me via my website  to book your preferred date.

Before I go, I’ll leave you with one final tip for parents coming to a cake smash session …prepare to get messy!

Karen x