Cake Smash | Abigail Joyce Photography | Chicago Baby Photographer
Hello from the Chicago Baby Photographer
In this post I'll highlight a few details on a cake smash, what to expect, and when they take place.
How sweet is this cake smash! How I love a good cake smash and taking photos of babies!
Baby sessions take place after the newborn stage is completed
Usually starting around the 3 month point
Cake smashes are typically for a 1-year session
This can take place between 11 and 14 months, as the "1-year"ness hangs around during that period
Colorful scenes is out, soft, bright and simple is in (plus it's timeless)
The best thing about cake smashes is watching these little kiddos go crazy over how tasty it is... but
Kiddos with little experience with sweetners, or photos, tend to not know how to go crazy for their cake, so some convincing and "help" from mom/dad may be needed during the shoot
Cake smashes are the LAST thing during the shoot, for obvious reasons (if it's not obvious, cake gets everywhere and on everything!)
Honestly, when was the last time you saw someone enjoy cake for one of the "first times" in their lives?? I love all the squeals, giggles and crumbs of cake everywhere. The strangest has been back of heads, and I don't even know how that happens. Life is an amazing thing and witnessing little kids getting so much out of cake is adorable.
What I've noticed from being a photographer... Don't expect every child to react the same way to these four things:
Christmas Lights - Some children will bang them on the ground and giggle like no other; other children will cry.
Cake- Some children will smash that cake like it was their job; others may take one little bite and crawl away. No cake will be smashed.
Bath tubs- Some children LOVE water and all things bubbles; others will scream in horror.
Hats - Children don't love hats but if you distract them enough and time it properly, they will forget anything was placed on their heads!
Abigail Joyce is a family and motherhood photographer that provides maternity portraits, newborn sessions, family photography, and child sessions in Chicago and the surrounding cities.
Her studios are in Oak Park and Hinsdale, IL. She provides light and airy, heirloom sessions to clients in their homes in downtown Chicago, and the western suburbs. Her team also provides these specialized sessions at her studios at affordable rates, and throughout the Chicagoland areas.
Sessions take place at beautiful outdoor locations that are curated by the photography team, and proven to provide amazing results.