Sarasota Cake Smash Photographer – Getting ready to turn one!

Here to help you get ready for your cake smash!

The portraits from these sessions are a magical!

Read on for some great tips to ensure we have a happy baby on the day of the session.


Many parents often don’t offer their babies sweets or cake before their first birthday. For this reason, babies may not be exactly thrilled about touching the cake with their hands. Or getting frosting on themselves, or even actually eating it for that matter. To avoid surprising the baby with this expectation, I suggest allowing baby to experience cupcakes before hand. Preferably on the floor, since they will be smashing the cake on the floor. This will especially help sensitive kiddos, and make for a more pleasant and fun time on session day!

My style for these session is generally minimalist, as I really like for baby to be the star. The session is all about the baby after-all. Timeless classic images will let your baby  shine.

If you wish to provide your own cake, please keep in mind, only a 6″ cake is needed. Any bigger is overwhelming. Check out the link to my Pinterest feed below for cake inspiration! Black or red frosting will typically not photograph well. Same goes for chocolate cake. It might be tempting to select an extravagant cake with fondant frosting, but it may be difficult for baby to get through the fondant, so buttercream or even whipped frosting is best. I’ll work with you to expertly select a cake you find aesthetically pleasing that baby can smash into. There is no need to refrigerate a buttercream cake.

The bubble bath (if included in your session) will be in a prop tub, so baby will still need to be cleaned up. 

Click the link below to contact me for a complimentary consultation. 

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