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5 tips for a successful cake smash photoshoot

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First Birthday Cake Smash Photoshoot by Beautiful Stories Photography
Bay Area Family Photography

Joanna reached out to me for a Mother's day photo session with her little girl Zoe. When I realized Zoe was about to turn one I asked if she wanted to include a cake smash in the end. I am so glad Joanna said yes, because it was so much to watch little Zoe dig in and have a time of her life. However, not all kids are super into their cold mushy cakes, so here's what you can do increase the probability of your baby smashing a cake.



First Birthday Cake Smash Photoshoot by Beautiful Stories Photography
Bay Area Family Photography

1. Get your Cake ready!

The most important step that will make or break your Cake Smash photoshoot! Get your cake ready ahead of time. Here's how to do it:

  • Leave the cake outside the refrigerator for at least an hour. No baby will ever touch a cold gooey mess.