A winter cake smash is always a good idea! I have worked with this family since their oldest son was a newborn. I absolutely love when clients return back to me, especially as their Connecticut cake smash photographer. In brainstorming with this client, we decided to match the theme for their one-year old’s upcoming birthday party. That theme was Winter ONE-derland! If you are looking for girl cake smash ideas, Pinterest is a great place to start. There are so many ideas and it is so inspiring to see what creative things people do to decorate for their winter cake smash.
Planning Your Theme
I love when parents plan their cake smash theme around the party theme. It makes so much sense because they are already buying decorations for the party. I include a budget for the cake and some decorations in the cake smash fee. That can go so much further when you have props that you can provide as well. Another benefit of doing this is you can use the pictures for invitations, thank you cards or just to put up at the actual birthday party.
Connecticut Cake Smash Photographer: Planning The Set
For the winter ONE-derland theme, we wanted to include a lot of glitter, sparkles and snow! The mom brought everything she had to decorate with from the party. I also brought a variety of supplies and we laid everything out on the floor. As a Connecticut cake smash photographer, I am very visual. It really helps me to see everything that we have. Then, I can arrange it in a way that makes the most sense.
Connecticut Cake Smash Photographer: The Cake Smash
No one is ever 100% sure of how their little one is going to react to the cake smash. It can be a lot to have a woman with a camera in your face. Sometimes kids are hesitant, other times they dive right in. This little girl was a big fan of her cake and had no hesitation to dive right in.
When kids are not interested in their cake, I have a variety of tips and tricks to make it happen. Usually, even if kids are unsure, they get distracted by the sugar. Watching them do the full body shudder when the sugar hits their bloodstream is always hilarious!
I am so glad that this family booked me as their Connecticut cake smash photographer. Together, we pulled off an amazing winter ONE-derland cake smash.
Booking Your CT Cake Smash Session
With over five years of experience, Sharon Leger is a family and newborn photographer with a private studio in Canton, Connecticut. As a former teacher, Sharon prides herself on connecting with her clients of all ages and creating a stress-free photography experience for busy moms. Sharon’s newborn studio is in Canton, Connecticut and serves the Farmington Valley, Hartford County and Litchfield County.
What makes your first year portraits and cake smash session with Sharon Leger Photography unique? All you have to bring is your baby and the clothes that you would like him or her to wear while smashing the cake. Sharon will provide everything else! Your cake is provided by Home Sweet Home Bakery in Burlington, CT and can be completely customized to your set. You and Sharon will work together to plan your cake smash session together, from start to finish.
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