Cake Smash Photo Shoot

Cake Smash Photo Shoot in Pretoria

Baby’s First Cake Smash!

One of the hottest photography trends happens to be the first birthday cake smash.  Where you celebrate your baby’s first year with cake—in the messiest way possible. The result of the photo shoot are adorable images that capture the sweetness of your baby’s first year covered in icing. A cake smash is fun for everyone and a creative way to capture a special moment in your child’s lifetime for posterity.

But how do you prepare for your 1st birthday cake smash photo session? And what should you expect?

I’m going to answer those questions and more!

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What happens during a cake smash photo shoot?

On the day  of your appointment, we start out with some family photos prior to the cake smashing. Photographs are taken during this time is an easy way to get baby familiar with the studio environment. From there, we introduce the cake—and this is where the magic happens. Your baby is allowed to make a mess with their birthday cake, hence the “smashing.” Once they have had their fun, we end the session with a relaxing bubble bath that is also captured on camera.

A cake smash session usually takes an hour to complete.


When should I schedule my cake smash photo shoot in Pretoria?

Due to the popularity of these photo shoots, it is recommended that you schedule as much in advance as possible to ensure the best time slot for you. Many clients like booking prior to the first birthday party so they can make cards or invitations to the actual party.

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What information do you need during booking?

Your name, child’s name, who is accompanying you for the shoot, contact information, and if your baby has any food allergies (for the cake) is the only information I need. Also, if you need anything supplied, please let me know at this time.

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What should I bring for cake smash photography?

Though there is a number of supplies at the studio for setting, as well as some clothes and, if necessary, a pre-prepared cake, you may want to bring your own cake, photo shoot clothing, and a change of clothes for you and your baby (because things are going to get messy).

Do I need to supply the cake?

Depending on the cake smash photography session that you choose, you may need to bring your own cake.  Also if baby has allergies we prefer that you supply your own cake.  However, I can also supply the cake. I have an awesome baker doing amazing 1st birthday smash cakes for our studio. Contact the studio for more details.

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What should my child wear?

For the family photos you need to bring your own outfit, for mom, dad, baby and siblings. Something comfortable.  While I have clothing for boys and girls, including a tutu and crown or jeans and suspenders, you can bring your own costume for the photo session. Casual or cute, it’s up to you. Just remember that this clothing is going to be covered in icing. So don’t bring anything that will stain or get ruined easily.

What happens after the cake smash photo shoot?

Once the photo shoot is completed, I get to work with narrowing down the photographs, I send you a electronic link with photos so that you can pick your own prints, and then edit, print and package everything according to the collection set you ordered.

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Have children older than 1 years old? We also do cake smash photography for 2nd birthday, 16th birthday, and 21st birthday!

If you’re looking for cake smash photography in Pretoria, then contact us today! You can use the contact form below or email us at for more information.

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jenna d photography

Photographer in Pretoria,Gauteng {South-Africa}

Jenna D photography

Serving Pretoria, Gauteng South Africa