The shoot will last approximately one hour. This will consist of 40 minutes of fun filled, family or baby shots followed by 20 minutes of cake smashing fun. We recommend arriving in something simple like jeans and a t-shirt to help you feel at ease and relax into the experience. Try to avoid wearing any white clothing as we shoot on a white background. Bright colours come out great and instantly give your pictures impact.
The best cake for cake smash?
As in all images, colour is key. A soft icing cake will help cheeky fingers dig deep and get messy. Most supermarkets have a cake smash section nowadays but if you want something a little more homemade, a soft icing over a simple sponge will work fantastically.
What to bring with you?
A cake smash shoot works best with skin on show. For girls, a tutu or dungarees is great. For boys, dungarees, jeans or shorts with braces, or even a bow tie.
We have a selection of bunting and backgrounds in the studio, however if you have any items you want to include then feel free to bring them along. We do not recommend shiny balloons as they reflect the photographer and the surrounding studio items.
We love bringing more personality into your images, so before you come, have a think about some personal items that may work well. It's about finding something that tells more about who you are and what you are like. The best way to do this is to think about your hobbies and interests and then find something that relates to those hobbies. You can do this for each person and the family or group as a whole. We know it doesn't seem easy at first, but trust us, once you get going you'll come up with some great ideas.
Here's a few examples to get you started. If you're into music then headphones, a guitar or the instrument you play. Are you interested in sports? Then perhaps a golf club, football or tennis racket. If you love holidays then sunglasses, a suitcase, skiing goggles or snowboard. For children, your favourite toys or maybe Mum's heels or Dad's Wellies.
It's not essential but can add to the fun and show a little more about you with the photos.
Where is your artwork going in your home?
Finally, you are about to get some fantastic personalised artwork that will look great in any room. We recommend taking a look around your home and identifying areas where you may like to display your finished products.