The Best Cake Smash Ever | Calgary Cake Smash Photographer | Simple Blue and White Cake Smash Photo Shoot

This Was My Favourite Cake Smash That I've Photographed In My Calgary Studio!

I know I shouldn't pick favourites but really this was my favourite cake smash I've ever photographed.  Firstly, because Ryland is super adorable with a sweet personality and winning smile.  Secondly, because he leaned over and shoved his face right into the cake.  Luckily his cake was a small, round, cake because he ate a lot of it.

We started out with a few photographs of Ryland in his stylish denim outfit with suspenders.  Those suspenders are just so cute!  Next we set up for a classic, simple, blue and white cake smash.  A banner, a few balloons, the perfect cake, and a happy kid were the perfect combination for this cake smash.

I was thrilled with how it turned out.  We also made an awesome album featuring images from this cake smash which will be a treasure for Ryland's family in years to come.

Interested in booking a cake smash?  I'd love to chat to help you book a session or answer any questions.  Contact me!

I also recently wrote a blog post with 5 tips for a great cake smash that is definitely worth reading to help you get the best cake smash photos of your little one.  

Click to see more adorable one year olds smashing their cakes!

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Copyright for these photographs belongs solely to Suzie Broadbent. Images may not be copied, downloaded, or used in any way without the express, written permission of the photographer.

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Adorable Baby Girl Lemon Themed Cake Smash | Calgary Cake Smash Photographer | Fun Smash Cake Photography in Calgary

Super Cute Lemon Cake Smash Photos Were So Much Fun to Photograph in My Calgary Studio!

When Allison's Mom told me that she was having a lemon themed birthday party I was excited to incorporate the theme into her cake smash photography session!  We started out the photo session with some adorable one year old portraits.  I had a gorgeous lace outfit and headband which went perfectly with the pink background and little bed.  

After we'd photographed a few one year milestone images we started the cake smash.  The lemon decorations and lemons were from her birthday party.  I added those to the background setup and her Mom brought an awesome homemade lemon cake (I kind of wanted to eat it instead of smash it!!).  To top everything off she had the cutest lemon outfit and yellow hair bow.  The entire cake smash was pretty much the cutest thing I've ever photographed!

Allison made short work of the cake.  She smashed it in no time at all and enjoyed every minute.  I was able to capture so many beautiful photos and capture some incredible smiles and expressions!  So much fun!

Interested in booking a cake smash?  I'd love to chat to help you book a session or answer any questions.  Contact me!

I also recently wrote a blog post with 5 tips for a great cake smash that is definitely worth reading to help you get the best cake smash photos of your little one.  

Click to see more adorable one year olds smashing their cakes!

 

 

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Copyright for these photographs belongs solely to Suzie Broadbent. Images may not be copied, downloaded, or used in any way without the express, written permission of the photographer.

5 Tips for Great Cake Smash Photography | Calgary Cake Smash Photographer

I love cake smash photography!  It is so much fun to capture the amazing expressions and mess that a sweet little one year old can make.  However, some kids don't like their cake smash right away and there are some tips that can help the cake smash happen without any tears.

1.  Practice - Practice a cake smash...yes...I said it.  It's a good idea to let your child try some cake or a cupcake with icing before their cake smash session.  Let them make a mess!  Most of the time we discourage our babies and kids from making a mess while eating.  So when they get to a cake smash session and we want them to make a mess they are confused.  Also, they may have never tasted a cake or touched icing so they feel unsure and don't want to touch it let alone smash it.  Letting them practice before hand gets them used to the feel and taste of a cake.  If you don't want to let them practice with a cake try some cold mash potatoes and let them play :)

2.  Plan Around Naps - When scheduling the cake smash photography session make sure to think about nap times.  Kids are always happier in the earlier morning or after an afternoon nap.  It's best to schedule the photo shoot well away from nap time to guarantee those adorable smiles and content attitudes.

3. Bring Treats - Bring your child's favourite little treat to sprinkle on top of the cake.  A few cheerios, gold fish crackers, or a bit of fruit can do wonders for getting a child to reach for their cake.  Even if they don't like the cake it looks like they are reaching for it and touching it.  These small treats can be easily hidden in the cake or Photoshopped out so they don't affect the photographs.

4.  Wear Easily Washable Clothes - This tip is for the parents.  Even though this cake smash photography session is for your child I guarantee you will get messy!  You will be helping your child get into position if they crawl or walk around and you may even have to help them smash up the cake a bit.  You will get icing and cake on you so be prepared by wearing some old, easy to wash clothing.

5.  Relax and Have Fun - Babies are incredibly responsive to our moods.  Having professional photos done can be stressful but the more you can relax the more fun your baby will have.  There's no rush.  Take your time and let the baby get used to being in a studio, the lighting, and the photographer.  The photographer will have lots of tricks to get the baby smiling and into the cake.

Interested in booking a cake smash?  I'd love to chat to help you book a session or answer any questions.  Contact me!

Click to see more adorable one year olds smashing their cakes!

 Lemon themed cake smash pictures and baby boy blue cake smash photography in Calgary Alberta by photographer at Windrush Images
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Cake Smash Photography Calgary | One Year Photo Session in Calgary | Adorable Zoe

I was so excited for Zoe's cake smash photography session.  She is just the most adorable little girl.  She came into the studio and we captured some gorgeous photos of her before we started the cake smash.  Zoe really enjoyed her cake and was full of smiles.  She was quite messy at the end which makes for the best kind of cake smash photography!

To see more cake smash sessions and one year old photography sessions please visit my website at www.windrushimages/com

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Isla Turns One - Cake Smash Photography Calgary

Isla's family wanted to have her cake smash photography session outside so that it would have a picnic like feel.  Outdoor photography sessions, in May, in Calgary are always touch and go.  Luckily it was a beautiful sunny day although there was a slight chill in the air (so we needed to keep her beautiful sweater on).  Isla's Mom is extremely talented and handmade the entire set, including the cake, teddy bears, and skirt.  It was such fun celebrating Isla turning one!

To see more cake smash photography please visit my website at www.windrushimages.com

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Tristan Turns One - Cake Smash Photography Calgary

Cake smash photography is one of my favorite types of sessions to photograph.  It's fun and super messy so, of course, I had to have a session for Tristan.  He wasn't particularly excited about trying the cake so we sprinkled some strawberries on top.  He loves strawberries so he started to go for the cake as soon as he saw them.  Towards the end his Dad didn't think he had made a big enough mess so he helped him out a little :)

To see more cake smash photography please visit my website at www.windrushimages.com

Copyright for these photographs belongs solely to Suzie Broadbent.  Images may not be copied, downloaded, or used in any way without the express, written permission of the photographer.

Cake Smash Photography, Calgary - Ana Turns 1!

I have been doing a series of photography with Ana and this was her one year old photography session with a cake smash.  She didn't want to get messy so the cake didn't really get "smashed".  She really liked the can of whipped cream though :)  To see more cake smash photography please visit my website at www.windrushimages.com

 Copyright for these photographs belongs solely to  Suzie Broadbent.  Images may not be copied, downloaded, or used in any way without the express, written permission of the photographer.

Copyright for these photographs belongs solely to Suzie Broadbent. Images may not be copied, downloaded, or used in any way without the express, written permission of the photographer.

Cake Smash Photography, Calgary - Joel

It's always fun to celebrate turning one!  It's such a huge milestone and a fun time for photography!  I had a great time capturing Joel turning one with some cute one year old portraits followed by a cake smash.  Here is a before and after shot.  So adorable and messy!

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Copyright for these photographs belongs solely to Suzie Broadbent. Images may not be copied, downloaded, or used in any way without the express, written permission of the photographer.