One year olds often don’t know much about cake. And they certainly haven’t been given a whole one to themselves before! So setting up a photo shoot where they are presented with a whole cake to investigate is a popular new way to celebrate a first birthday. The reactions range from surprise to careful investigation of this unknown object – or just finding out how to make a mess, and can be captured as a great set of portraits!
And some children are so careful they hardly make any mess at all, but they certainly like to find out what is inside! I love to photographically capture the story of the cake exploration in a set of pictures like this.
I also do cake smashes outdoors for a natural look, great for a summer birthday.
Twins have to share a lot, including their birthday, but they didn’t want to share their cakes. No, what these two wanted was all of their brother’s cake instead!
I usually include a cake smash in a family photo session so we have pictures of the whole family at this milestone event before a messy cake smash to celebrate a one year birthday, get in touch if you’d like to find out more.
You can see more recent cake smashes on the blog.