The “Cake smash” or 1st year shoot is getting increasingly popular.
When clients are enquiring about their baby’s first year shoot they often wonder what type of photos they will get from their session and how to prepare for their session.
My first recommendation is to book the baby’s photo session before his/her actually birthday as the photos can be used for invites or other.
I also recommend starting the photo session outdoors for the family portion (weather permitting of course). It’s a great way to get some candid family shots and get the baby comfortable with the camera and photographer.
For the second part of the shoot I like setting up in my client’s home which is convenient for them and gives easier access to clean baby after the messy part. Babies are also much more comfortable in a familiar environment which will put them at ease for their shoot.
I also bring a few props to emphasize on the theme however I recommend clients to have a few props of their own such as outfits for baby, balloons and other favorite items.