What’s involved in a cake smash? Behind the scenes from your Cake Smash Photographer!
Cake smash sessions are one of the cheapest sessions we offer (only $650!), but the most time-consuming session for me, the Photographer!
Each Cake Smash session is different, and every family has their own unique session styled for them. Sometimes my clients have an idea in mind (ie Wiggles theme, or Pink/White etc..) but most of the time they say they like “this” colour or outfit, and list a few things down on my questionnaire, and the rest is up to me!
Once the Mood Board is complete and clients can tell me what they love, I sketch and visualise it, to make sure I’m not leaving anything out. What’s involved in a cake smash? … Order backgrounds, spend hours stringing things together, iron flags, setup balloon garlands, zip-tie greenery, organise our milk bath and bubbles…. the list goes on!
Cake Planning : What’s involved in a cake smash?
The cake order usually comes last – our amazing cake makers can make just about anything, so once the styling is sorted, the cake is ordered to match the theme. Then it takes another hour round trip to pickup the cake from our bakers in Brisbane.
The night before is the “full dress performance” I suppose.. everything is assembled – backgrounds, props, flowers, balloon garland, bath, cake.. photos are taken to ensure it looks amazing on camera.. cake is stored away safely, outfits are ready for the morning, and then I rest (or do a last-minute dash to the shops), excitedly waiting for a cute baby to come and smash it all to smithereens in the morning.
Cake Smash sessions are great fun for babies, oh-so-cute to watch for parents, and adorable on camera. They’re also a heck of a lot of work for me, but for your baby’s 1st birthday celebration, they’re absolutely WORTH IT.