Cake-smash: first birthday session!
Cake-smash sessions are such a special way to celebrate making it through year ONE--yay you! We will plan the perfect cake-smash session for your little one from start to finish. Find all the details below, I look forward to working with your little birthday boy or girl!
Theme: "the set"
I try to incorporate your theme, colors, props etc so we have the perfect set for your little one. If your theme matches the party often times I can utilize any decorations/props to the set-up so all your details match. Its important that we discuss colors/themes/outfits so everything coordinates!
What to Wear: outfits
Most mama's plan for a pre-smash outfit (or two) depending on whether or not your little one minds changing outfits. The little one above had 2 pre-smash outfits. I always recommend a simple outfit the smash.Details make a difference--bows, headbands along with the outfit colors etc.
Locally, I recommend the little button but if you're in a pinch or need a monogramed onesie etc Etsy is always a good place to look!
Adding a cake to a session with a 1 year old is really just a blast! My amazing local baker is the talented Curious Cake Shop : she does such a wonderful job adding the details of the cake to coordinate with our sets and her cakes are delicious! (It also just takes something off your plate because I handle the cake too!)
I love working with other small business and this partnership works out perfectly and saves you from having to worry about picking up a cake for the session!!
Timing: when to schedule
There are two aspects of timing that you need to think about:
1.The time of day is very important. The happiest time of day for the birthday boy/girl is the time we need to work with--if they are happiest after their 9:30 morning nap.....then we schedule for mid-morning!
2. If you need a few images to display for the party, please think of this when schedule the session. Many times I am able to get a handful edited and delivered to you for printing if there is enough time between the session and party!
First Birthday cake-smash sessions are a favorite of mine. I put lots of thought and work into creating the perfect set and experience to celebrate your little ones' first birthday! Unfortunately, I can only book a certain number of these sessions each month so be sure you contact me to secure your session early!