Everyone knows the power of photography. It can capture beautiful moments that would otherwise eventually be blurry memories. While everyday moments have their appeal, the best photographs usually come from special planned settings, preferable in a photo studio, such as a newborn photoshoot, and mother and baby photo sessions. The team at ServiceMarket is absolutely delighted with the cake smash photography trend and hence, compiled a list of tips so that you get the perfect shot for your scrapbook.
No cake smash shot would be complete without the ideal cake. By ideal, we mean a cake that pops in the photographs and is easy for your baby to dig into. Choose a simple sponge cake with buttercream icing in bright and cheerful colors, such as pink, purple, baby blue, light green or yellow. If you have the budget for it, professional made-to-order cakes look gorgeous in cake smash photos.
Choose a theme that your baby will recognize and love. You could use a favorite book, toy or character for inspiration. You don’t want a grumpy or scared baby when it is time to take the photos. If you don’t want to have a specific theme, remember to color coordinate everything, especially the baby’s outfit with the cake.
Natural light is ideal for a cake smash photo session. If possible, hold the session outdoors in a park or on the beach. If you can’t take everything outside, choose to set everything up in a room with big windows that get indirect sunlight. Or book a photo studio so that the photos turn out perfect regardless of the location.
While you could seat your baby in a high chair and place the cake on the dining table, you shouldn’t. Take our word for it! The best cake smash photos have been taken in the simplest of settings – a baby on the floor with the cake. If you are worried about the mess, buy a vinyl cloth to place on the floor.
Plan the session with your baby’s personality and schedule in mind. If he/she doesn’t like crowds, it is best to do an intimate session with just the immediate family present. This way you also won’t find yourself distracted by the urge to be the host. Remember to pick a time when the baby is usually awake and active to prevent a disaster.
Eager to capture your little one’s cake smash, but worried about getting it right? Hire a photographer in Dubai who specializes in newborn and children photography. You can read the customer reviews on all our partner photo studios on ServiceMarket before you decide on one.