Ok so finally got round to writing another blog, with 3 children a husband, dog and 2 businesses between us I've been a little distracted!
So what better way to discuss 2 unique but different types of photo sessions, the Cake smash vs the sitters session.
The cake smash, the perfect way to celebrate your babies 1st birthday, with a whole cake to themselves, to smash up and explore... This was sweet Elodie... Elodie was straight in there, not a smasher but definitely explored the cake with confidence!
See the thing is all babies are different and you get different reactions with every smash, 1. The delicate picker (the picker) 2. The hesitant's (the unsure almost in denial) 3. The demolisher (yep you guessed it they destroy every piece) 4. The surprisers (you think they're not playing ball then they shock you and get right in there) 5. The givers (want to share the cake with all humans in sight)
Ethan id say he was number 4 he was a little unsure but then surprised us.
Arlo 1 and 3...
This is just a little peek into my experience over the years photographing cake smashes, not only is it fun its a way to capture your baby on its 1st birthday.
I found the biggest difference between the cake smashes and sitters is the difference between babies age, from 6 months to 12 months. The sitters 6-9 months, literally sitting unaided, capturing the innocent age of a 6 month old baby, not yet able to run away and enjoying the attention of a smiling grown up, they just smile, they sit with they're baby fat rolls and smile.
Its simple but beautiful and if you wasn't able to capture a newborn session its the perfect opportunity to capture them as babies. A 12 month old on the other hand is a little more challenging, they can move quick, i mean super fast, luckily i have pretty cool lighting which freeze the image to keep it crystal clear, they can also be a lot more knowing, they know they're somewhere new and they make me work a little harder for my money ;)
I hope thats not coming over negative because believe me watching your 1 year old having a cake smash is a perfect insight to seeing the little personality they've developed in the 1st year of their life.
Sweet Nell, nothing but smiles from this princess.
Barney bear.... had me melting into a puddle.
Stanley and those eyes <3
Matilda those eyes again <3 Mila the perfect little sitter.
Of course if you can have both sessions great, but if you had to choose? 2 very different sessions.
I hope you've enjoyed my personal experience and images over the years, i guess this just makes Monday the 24th a whole lot more exciting for me, yes you guessed it my princess Remi turn 1.