Cake smash photography has become a big trend in children’s photography. Carrie Ferris shares a few tips she’s learned along the way.
1. Plan the outfit. It’s not all about the cake. Always contact the parents in advance to make sure the entire scene coordinates with the cake. It will likely be the center of the whole color scheme.
2. Age. Stick with the little kiddos for these sessions. Babies up to 12 months are the best for these photos.
3. Plan the perfect cake. If you don’t have time to bake a cake, pick one up at your local bakery. I highly recommend decorations– since it adds color and fun to the photo. I personally love the multi-colored sprinkles!
4. Clean Up Plan. Make sure the child has a change of clothing. Also—baby wipes and towels are “a must!” You don’t want the child to leave the session covered in frosting.