I am all booked in, Now what do I do? Part 1

I am all booked in, Now what do I do? Part One -Picking a cake smash backdrop “theme or colour”?

Are you stuck or overwelmed on how to choose the perfect cake smash theme for your little one?

I find most clients book in around 8 months so we have a bit of time to organise the backdrop. The cake smash session, is a first birthday phenomenon must have that originated in the US and shows no signs of slowing down! You simply can’t celebrate you little one turning the big ONE without booking them in for a cake smash photoshoot, they are just too much fun!

Picking a Cake Smash theme for you little one can sometimes be a tricky task but it shouldn’t be stressful, it should be a lot fun, I absolutely LOVE creating these beautiful, whimsical cake smash set ups for my clients, The careful selection of props and decorations to make every session unique to my clients. So, if you are stuck on what cake smash theme to choose, I always suggest looking on the blog or instagram for all of my previous sessions for some inspiration, Most props featured are available from the studio to style your session ( I will let you know if I no longer have the prop or if it was the clients etc) If you are still stuck I suggest a quick google search of ‘ first birthday cake smash’ or on pinterest will link you to some amazing setups, most of which can be recreated using similar items. This will also be discussed during the planning consultation.

Tips on choosing the right theme for you. What does your child like to play with? Do you have a theme already picked for the Birthday party or does your Nursery have a theme? Nautical, boho, pink and gold etc.

Tips on building the set – Please feel free to send me any inspiration images, however It also helps to point out what you like in each image, eg The lace banner in image 1, boho dream catcher in image 2, Pink and purple flowers in image 3 – This helps me to peice it all together and really zone in to the specific ideas you like in each image.

I find during the planning process you may change your mind a few times and thats ok but I do need to know the final set design and cake design 1 week prior to your session, to allow for the placing of order of the cake for the cake maker, selecting and purchasing props as well as creating and asembling the decor if needed.

Also Please don’t just feel you have to stick with blue or pink or something that has already been created. I can create something perfectly suited to your little birthday boy or girl.

Capturing lifes littlest of celebrations

Rachel xx