The first few minutes of an older baby mini session are always spent getting to know little one and letting them look around the studio. They can feel a bit uneasy at first as the situation is new to them but I always take the time to settle them in. This ensures we get nice natural expressions and smiles because they feel comfortable. For Special seasonal Mini Sessions this settling in time is reduced but I still do my best to give the little one time to settle and see where they are.
The birthday cake smash sessions are divided into 3 parts but total no more than an hour altogether, I really find that little ones have had enough after about 10-15 minutes on each section.
Sessions are held in the studio where the mess can be easily contained and cleaned up. We begin with the least messy part – images of your little one in their favourite outfit crawling or toddling about, capturing them just doing what they do.
Next up is the cake smash where we introduce the birthday cake and just let little one get to work! Included in the fee is a basic cake of your colour choice for smashing provided by Sassas Cakes, Edible Elegance or The Eaton Cake Company. We have several designs to choose from, please state on your booking form which you would like.
Finally, it is bathtime! I use either Matey bubbles or Sanex Dermo for Kids, if your little one has very sensitive skin please do bring your own bubble choice. Please also bring a bath towel to dry them in too.
What to Wear
You are welcome to bring your own favourite outfits, light colours and pastels, or bold skandi prints work well with the white studio colours and props. I do however have quite a good range of neutral outfits which you are welcome to borrow. You can see some of the outfits I have in a post I popped on the blog HERE.
Please do not hesitate to get in touch if there is anything I can help with.