Have you ever wondered what a cake smash session is actually like? Or maybe you are curious about how many images you get from a cake smash session. Well, this video is going to answer both those questions!
Here is the slideshow presentation from Nolan's Irish themed Deluxe Cake Smash Session with some bonus behind the scenes video footage at the end! Enjoy!
I was super excited when Cole's mom called me to book his Epic Cake Smash! His big sister was "Iris in One-derland" for my first Epic Cake Smash. I couldn't wait to create another set for this family! And it had to be at least as good as One-derland, if not better...which was a tall order because that set is still one of my favorites.
People often ask me "What is the difference between a regular cake smash and an Epic Cake Smash?" I figure it's just easier to show them.
HeartStrings Photography is the ONLY studio in Central New York offering the signature Epic Cake Smash Session. This exclusive session type was dreamed up by me for my son's first birthday portrait (see the story here). I spend many hours crafting every detail of the set by hand and work closely with one of the area's most talented cake designers to create one of a kind smash cakes (see behind the scenes here). Epic Cake Smash clients may choose one of the predesigned themes (many seen below) or I will happily create a theme unique to their child. Even the predesigned themes can be altered a little bit to fit the child's personality.
What I call a Basic Cake Smash is really just a standard Portrait Session with a little added treat. Half of the one hour session is a one year portrait in an outfit of the client's choosing, either in studio or outside. The second half of the session is when we get messy!
I use a white vinyl backdrop with some basic props and add a handmade banner across the back. The banner is customized to each family's color scheme. Clients are welcome to bring their own cake or they can choose to have the cake provided for a small fee. The cake I provide is a delicious and beautiful 6" round buttercream smash cake from my cake designer, Melanie, which is decorated with fondant accents in the chosen color scheme.
When I was contacted about a Halloween theme Epic Cake Smash session, I was just about as excited as I could be. I absolutely love Halloween decorations. I couldn't wait to get started!
I sat down with Isabella's parents for our pre-session consultation to talk about their ideas for the theme. Her mom, Jessy, explained that she was totally obsessed with Halloween. Their wedding was even a Nightmare Before Christmas theme! She wanted to include elements of the movie in the session, but didn't want the whole thing to be based on it. I was through the roof with glee! I absolutely love Tim Burton! I was overflowing with ideas even before the consultation was over. The hard part was keeping the set true to the themes without being too scary.
I just couldn't help myself...I HAD to share this slideshow! Watch with the sound ON!
Cassandra Zingaro - photographer, mom, wife, owner of HeartStrings Photography and first time blogger