What is cake smash photography? | Cake smash photographer Savannah GA

adorable baby standing by a big window

Cake Smash Series: Part One

As a cake smash photographer in Savannah GA I often get asked: What is cake smash photography? Cake Smash photography is a trend that started in the USA. Parents would use the images from the session for the birthday child’s party invites. This meant the session often took place a month or so before their actual birthday. The actual cake smash photography sessions are child-led, this means the baby is my main focus and it’s more likely a play date where I capture your baby’s milestone, whether it is crawling, sitting, standing or even walking already.

baby standing in front of a window in an all white room

Session planning

I love to include a few family images because it is so important to be in the picture. As Cake smash photographer Savannah GA who offers for moms to use a dress from the client’s closet . Just one last thing to worry about. The baby is dressed with sweet outfits from the luxury client closet as well.

We start out with the family portraits if chosen and then I will capture your child at play. I loved this little girl. She came every month for a whole year to capture her portrait (but that will be another post).

parents playing with their baby

How do you photograph my baby?

I have a few props to include in the session. like this wooden heart bowl. It’s the most requested one for little girls. For little boys, it’s a white wooden bowl.

Baby sitting in a wood heart bowl
little girl in white outfit sitting in front of a number one balloon
little girl celebrating her first birthday

What cake should I buy?

I make recommendations on what kind of cake to order, best size and where to buy it. If decoration is preferred, I have a few sweet banners, no. one’s and plastic farm animals on hand to decorate the naked cake with. Decorations will be removed after a few images for safety reasons, unless it is eatable deco, like fruits.

Baby eating her one year cake

How long is the session?

Baby’s attention span is super short when they’re one year old. I try to keep the session time under one hour so the baby is not overwhelmed. I feel since I got rid of a lot of props to use during these sessions, the babies last longer because they’re not overwhelmed with props. So win, win <3.


Balloons from amazon

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Andrea Krey is a Savannah Georgia maternity, newborn, baby milestones, & family photographer serving Richmond Hill, Hinesville, Pooler, Brunswick, Statesboro, and Bluffton, Beaufort, and Hilton Head in South Carolina. 

Now booking maternity & newborn clients for 2021. Please contact me through my contact form to learn more about the AKP experience. I can’t wait to chat with you!

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  1. This is such a sweet post, and I love all the recommendations 😊 beautiful portraits

  2. Nina says:

    Oh my goodness what a beautiful baby, the camera loves her. These turned out beautiful, gorgeous work as always!

  3. Christie says:

    These are such gorgeous portraits! I miss when my kids were this age!!

  4. Veronika Sykorova says:

    So cute! I had no idea cake smash photography was a thing! I’ll let my friend whose kid is turning 3 soon know!

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