Your baby is almost a year old! It’s time to start planning their cake smash session, but how in the world do you decide on a theme?!? Here are five things to consider when choosing!
Does your family spend a lot of time in nature and gazing at the stars? Maybe you are a part of a fandom community or maybe you really enjoy sports! Thinking about the things that are important to your baby and your family is a great place for inspiration!
Another great spot for inspiration is your little one’s favorite things to read or listen to! Does Baby Shark play on repeat at your house? Or is there a book you read every night at bedtime? Turn your little one’s favorite things into their custom cake smash session theme!
A “cake” smash doesn’t have to include cake at all! Thinking about your baby’s favorite foods is a fun alternative to a traditional cake smash. Bonus, babies are much more likely to actually dig in and eat familiar foods. Only about half of the babies that do cake smash sessions actually eat the cake. Most of the time they just play with the frosting, and although that always makes for adorable photos who can resist a baby shoving their favorite foods into their little mouth?!?
Your theme doesn’t have to be related to a special interest! Looking at the calendar and the time of year is also a fun place to pull your theme from. Seasons and holidays are great choices for cake smash sessions!
Still can’t decide? You don’t need a “theme” at all! I can still design an adorable set for your little one just based around favorite colors and general style!
First birthdays are a big deal! It only happens once in a lifetime, and a cake smash session is such a fun way to celebrate. But picking a theme shouldn’t be stressful! We will work together to pick something perfect for your little one and then I’ll take over all the planning. The only thing not included in your session is the cake and your little one’s outfit. I take care of all the set-up and clean-up as well.
Need more inspiration? Check out my cake smash portfolio here: https://drawinginlightphotography.shootproof.com/gallery/cakesmashes
Are you ready to book your own customized cake smash session? Hit that “Contact Me” button below and get in touch!
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Cincinnati, OH 45246
Providing newborn, baby, cake smash, senior, and family photography for the Greater Cincinnati area since 2012