This session is one of my favorites to photograph!
THE SET DECORATION:
Whether you decide to bring your child's decorations from their birthday party or you decide to have us custom design your set, this is one of the most important aspects to focus on for this session as it's what gives your images that individuality and character. If you have chosen to have us design your set (YIPPEE) please communicate with us at least 2 weeks in advance what theme/ color scheme you would like. Also we'd like you to email us a quick picture of your little one's smash outfit.
We suggest you order a custom over sized cupcake or small smash cake from a bakery for this session. The images just don't have the same impact when parents bring a cake purchased at a supermarket. We do not supply the cake in our standard Portrait session, but if you purchase our Cake Smash Mini or add on our Custom Cake Smash Upgrade to the standard portrait session we will take care of ordering you a custom cake to match your custom set.
Please prepare your little one an outfit to smash in. There are lots and lots of vendors on Etsy.com who make adorable little tutus, custom onesies, headbands, bow ties, and crowns. If you end up ordering an outfit online, make sure you order your outfit far in advance because many of these types of items are handmade and require a certain amount of time to create. Below there is a list of our favorite vendors who make the most adorable little outfits.
·Bring a lot of wipes, a towel, change of clothes for you and your little one.
·Do a trial run with a cake or cupcake about a week in advance because some times the sticky texture of the frosting freaks out the little ones, so you want to get them used to it before the session arrives.