First Birthday Cake Smash Photographer Tacoma – It’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to: The truth about cake smash sessions and how you can prep


So you want to do a Cake Smashing Photo Session with your baby. Well, Fairies and Frogs can help! Check out our tips on getting the most out of your baby’s Cake Smashing Photo Session by prepping beforehand, and then book your appointment!

It’s obvious why parents have caught on with this trend, it’s a super cute way to celebrate baby’s birthday and milestones while perfectly capturing those moments to share with friends and family.

As with any photo session for baby, it is always a good idea to know what you’re getting into before getting to the session and to not get overwhelmed when baby changes the agenda. When Mommy and Daddy are frustrated, chances are baby will get frustrated too. It’s best to go with the flow, relax and let an experienced photographer like Anne at Fairies and Frogs use her patience and her cake smash photo techniques to get those pictures that you did not think were possible!

Here are a few things we’ve found to be helpful information on Cake Smashing Sessions.

What to know:

  • 80% of babies will not touch or eat the cake
  • Some babies will cry at the cake
  • The texture/flavor of the icing/cake overwhelms their senses
  • The sugary taste can be just too much for them


What parents can do:

  • Do a practice run at home (let baby get messy with a tiny cake)
  • Schedule your session either before or after baby’s morning nap
  • Bring small finger foods to the session so we can put them on the cake (cheerios or baby puffs)
  • Don’t be disappointed if the baby does not dive right in to the cake (the pictures will be awesome regardless!)
  • Have fun (babies are more likely to smile if Mommy and Daddy are smiling)
  • Bring your baby’s favorite toy, or have your phone ready with their favorite song or music
  • Bring a cute cake topper that they can pull out of the cake over and over again

Now that you’ve done your homework, pack an extra helping of fruit snacks  in that diaper bag and book your baby’s Cake Smashing Photo Session.

Each cake smash/first birthday session is customized for each baby. If you are thinking about booking a cake smash photo session for your little one contact me today and let’s start planning all the fun details! 360.438.0432

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