Cake smash sessions are one of those things that people either love or hate.
It's ok to hate them. We have tried our best from the start to give Logan healthy foods- mainly veggies and fruits carefully watching his salt and sugar intake. I've made a lot of the foods he eats and always think about what I can order to share with him while we are out at restaurants. So the thought of giving a baby a whole (small cake) to smash, eat and play with is kind of a weird concept.
With that said, I am going to admit that I fully side with the people that Loves them! There is something really special about watching a kids curiosity turn into pure delight when they are given the freedom to experience something new. Taste, texture, the feel of cake in between fingers and toes... it's so messy but so much fun.
Years ago, I worked in a portrait studio (before my flight attendant gig) and I was so happy whenever someone would book a cake smash session and I would get to shoot it. So, after having Logan, I just knew we were going to do this!
I baked and decorated our cake the night before. I set up everything in the morning... after breakfast but before the first nap. This way he was not starving but not full and happily awake playing. We dressed him and when I was ready, Geoff set him down in place while I snapped away.
Once we were done taking photos, we stripped him down and plopped him right in the bath to wash up. That is the beauty of being able to set up in my own home.
We had a great time watching him explore and destroy this cake. I wasn't too sure how it was going to go since he really only played with the icing of his cake at his party. Some kids dive right in and others don't like the mess... but that is the beauty of these shoots, every kids reacts differently.
*If you are in the NH area and would like to book a session with me, I would be happy to chat with you. Send me an email and feel free to check out my website Megan Ho Photography for more of my work.