I was so lucky that this little lady’s family popped in for her cake smash session! It was so lovely to see mummy again and I photographed her two big sisters Cake Smash sessions too! She rocked her session and was so so funnny!! From dancing for us to baby shark and twirling to her gorgeous wee smile!! She has a blast with her Splash part of the session too!! Thank you so much to her family for allowing me to share a few images from our session <3
How gorgeous is this little guy, I adored so much creating a Hungry caterpillar cake smash <3
I truly adore this little family, I’ve been so blessed to photograph this little guy’s big brothers newborn & Cake smash and now his own Cake Smash, It truly means so much to me when clients return because its firstly the biggest compliment you can receive but I also love seeing the kiddo’s growing up too, Its one of the perks of my job! When mummy mentioned a caterpillar theme I was instantly in love with the idea!! I managed to pick up this amazing caterpillar theme from Etsy and he loved it <3 The poor caterpillar didn’t last two seconds though hehe but that’s all part of the fun isn’t it?
When little Mina’s mummy asked for a Floral cake smash theme I was so excited to put together a little set, The background was made by props for Tog’s, The little flowers were just from my local Ikea and mummy brought Mina’s outfits. She was an absolute star for her cake smash, She loved the little stand which I bought from The wooden Prop co. She would giggle at mummy making silly faces, and Danced along to Baby Shark.
A BIG thank you, Mina and her family for allowing me to share a few images from her cake smash session <3
As a newborn photographer starting out in newborn photography fife I felt that i fell down the Rabbit hole of feeling i had to OWN everything under the planet!!!! Its not true, When starting out there are a few MUST haves like a good beanbag, a background stand, a few backgrounds and a few props…. Newborn Baby posing do a fantastic Starter kit here which includes a beanbag, a cream background and a few headbands…
It looks to me like an ideal starter kit for anyone considering newborn photography. ( I fully encourage training before safely trying to create a newborn photography business and will do a blog on my fav trainers soon :).
As my business grew, Every session i reinvested back into my business and my style started to develop.. I love neutral tones, lots of creams, browns, and grey colours… I love Dainty little headbands, gorgeous floral crowns, Knitted bonnets. For me less is more <3
Here is a list of my favourite suppliers
Bespoke Newborn Props – Amazing and gorgeous knitted props, Mary looks for the finest Yarns that are gentle on newborns and takes so much time and detail in her work, I have lots and lots of her props.
Props for togs – I adore the range by Honey Pie Photography and own a number of their drops, Kerrie also offers bespoke printing so if there is a theme i am trying to create she is amazing and does her best to help which i think is a fantastic service.
The Wooden Props Co – I literally need to hide packages from my husband!! but they do everything from cake stands to professional posing props all brilliant value for money <3
Blessence Props – I adore Blessence’s wraps they are so stretchy and a wide variety of materials and colours, The pricing is also very reasonable!!
Kingdom Furnishing – Do the cutest little chairs, Ive used them on cake smash sessions and even at weddings
Newbornprops.eu – Are a fantastic allrounder website for props from gorgeous flokatis. wraps, props, and bowls. They are one of my fav go to places… Delivery is quick too <3
I am sure i will add to this list over time but in the meantime …..
Have you ever wondered how to capture beautiful family photographs in everyday life? Brooke from Sand piper photography who is an insanely talented professional maternity photographer in noosa has wrote the most fantastic blog giving some really useful tips on how to capture some beautiful images of your own family with tips from how to create stunning images and even styling tips <3
Thank you so much for taking the time to read my blog i hope you like it & the links are helpful.
I am absolutely in love with this set up for my Cake Smash Sessions. This little lady’s mum asked for some flowers and a girly theme and i rolled with it, with a custom background made from props for togs, who are amazing! such an amazing and cost effective supplier. I borrowed the little crown from Liz wood Photography who is my idol, my mentor and most of my friend!! and mummy brought a little pink tutu and crown with her! So cute and it all came together so well.
How i run a cake smash session is to start of taking some natural portraits, just with your little one as they are, followed by the cake smash part of the session, there is a lot of parents who think that the little one eats the cake :O I assure you it mostly for a prop and messy play, You get to take the gorgeous custom cake home for you and your family to enjoy! After the Smashing! we move onto my gorgeous roll top bath, where we let your little one play with the water and bubbles <3
If you would like any information or to book a session they are charged at £150 which includes your entire session, Cake, theme and downloadable images, Its a brilliant 1st birthday gift and one that you and your whole family can enjoy for years to come.
Cam please shout out to my lovely friend Linzi in Derbyshire of MLB photographic also runs cake smash sessions down south if you are in the area, her portfolio is full of gorgeous little ones and adults, how fun would it be as an adult hehe! If you have a special birthday coming up… Check her out :). She has the cutest little Winnie the pooh theme! Id love to recreate in my own artist way one day <3
I think we can all agree my little lady in this session is just beautiful!! I struggled with which images to preview from her gallery, may i thank her family for allowing me to share some of her beautiful gallery with you <3