What a fun, spectacular way to celebrate your baby’s first trip around the sun!
A cake smash captures your baby’s inquisitive and amusing reactions to gooiness and sweetness to create a joyous memento of their first birthday.
Have fun playing along and laughing with your baby getting messy, as Howe Studios photographs your baby’s wonderment and expressions.
Finish with more cuteness during bath time to wash your baby. There’s nothing like professional photographs of your baby’s fresh, clean skin, bath bubbles and squishy arm-rolls.
The look on my baby’s face as she munched and squeezed the cake was hilarious. The cake smash photos are priceless!
Cake Smash Photography Gallery
Winning many national and international photography awards, Natalie Howe’s photography style is classic and creative, capturing the many expressions of your baby’s first birthday. Read more about Natalie and Howe Studios
About your session
First up we have the cake smash!
We start outdoors spending about 15 mins first with mum and dad doing photos – just in case it all goes pear shaped with the Cake Smash.
The cake smash is set up indoors and will take about 15mins to photograph.
Don’t be alarmed if your child doesn’t want to touch the cake. Most of the time we help them ‘smash’ the cake, as most children do not like the texture on their hands.
Then comes the Splash!
Once the cake smash session has completed, we continue with Splash – a warm bath so you take home a clean, fresh baby!
If your baby hasn’t really enjoyed the cake smash, they usually really love this part of the session! We add organic bubble bath and yellow rubber duckies to complete the picture.
Cake Smash Photography FAQ
Each cake smash session includes bunting, cake stand, ONE timber sign, 1 timber number for the top of your cake (we find a simple set up looks best).
Colour themes are blue, pink, rustic, with 3 cake stands to choose from.
We also have various outfits for boys and girls to borrow for the session.
You are more than welcome to bring props. I will usually send you a few photos via text the day before to confirm the setup.
For the splash session, we have several bath colours to choose from – a lemon coloured tub, a pink enamel oval bath or a larger metal round bath.
No. Due to food intolerances and allergies, you will need to bring the cake with you to the session.
The Studio recommends purchasing your cake from our friends at Sift’d for the cake smash photography session as they are inexpensive and look amazing in the photographs!
Approximately 1-2 weeks after your shoot, we will arrange a suitable time for a personalised order meeting at the studio to view your images. Images are projected onto a large screen to ensure you see the full quality and detail of your images.