Cake Smash Photoshoot Tips to Count

by Lifafaz Kids Maternity Photographer

As part of an ever-growing trend, one-year-old kid photography is at the next height! Of course, everyone wants to get captured, such a momentous occasion, and that’s where you come in. However, what does it take to photograph a cake smash experience effectively? Mentioned below are some of the tips for capturing adorable cake smash photos.


Give Time to the kid during Cake Smash Photos

No doubt, trying to capture cake smash photos with little kiddo is not as easy as it sounds and you must accept this fact. You must ensure you are setting realistic expectations for how long it may take.


Kids are known for setting the pace of any session they’re involved in, and some take longer than you are probably expecting them. Some still, seldom decide not to play along at all. The bottom line is to photograph the session with extra time to make sure you get what you need.

Considering a safe starting point, assume the cake smash 1-Year Photoshoot sessions to take more than two hours. You won’t be shooting the entire time but you and your little hero need those long two hours at least.


Select the cake wisely

We always recommend parents choose the cake for the 1-year photoshoot very carefully. Considering the safety reasons, get the actual edible fresh cake. As you never know the baby may have allergies (wheat, egg, etc.), and it’s best to let the parents sort that out.

The cake should be soft and easy for them to tear apart and eat.


Capture Pre- Cake Smashing Sessions Too

Before the cake-smashing photo session begins, you must ensure capturing your little hero in a couple of clean portraits. When photographing, we recommend capturing the close-up shots of cake and other items or props on the set-in details using a macro lens.


Lighting matters more than you think

If you can, please try using natural lighting when photographing a cake smash. Natural light often minimises the harsh and unwanted shadows, and lets you have a bright and airy photo session. Also, children often get triggered by a flash, which we want to avoid.


Don’t force the baby to pose

Babies are going to be babies and you must let that sink in. This is a blatant reminder to let the babies be babies and not to oversteer the session. Mostly, we get perfect candid clicks, especially during the baby photoshoot. To get the expected results for your cake smash photos without stressing too much about the baby’s behaviour, you must try to schedule the shoot when the baby is up and active, and ideally a bit hungry.


If the baby is not touching the cake, don’t get impatient and give them some time more. Even if he doesn’t touch, parents can help the baby, as there are chances that the kid doesn’t understand what is expected of them. If the little hero dives well, capture the moment right away. However, don’t forget to be extra flexible!


I hope you found these tips for cake smash photos helpful. Looking for a professional photographer to make your 1st birthday photo shoot or Maternity Photographer Near Me? Get in touch with us!


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