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One of the best

One of my first points in my Cake smash preparation guidelines:

1. Don’t assume they will dive right in

All parents hope that their little one will dive in and make a mess of the cake. That’s what you are paying for! But that doesn’t always happen and that’s okay. I suggest to all my clients to practice with their little one at home with smashing up a cake and making a mess. It is really important as some little ones do freak out if they have never done this sort of thing before. Not every child wants to dive right in and make a mess no matter what tricks we try. It’s important to know that even if they don’t turn their cake into a gooey pile of crumbs, I am still able to catch fun images of them poking at it or carefully picking bits of icing or decorations. Sometimes we may need to strategically place a little icing to help things along, or other times mom or dad may have to get involved by smashing up the cake for them :) It’s also a good idea to bring along a favourite toy and some snacks in case your little one needs some encouragement.

Now if we take a look at this collection of cake smash photographs we know very clearly that this was not the case for little Isla. She would have to be in my top 10 best cake smashers ever. There was no having to try and talk this little one into getting messy and eating some cake!

If you are after a cake smash session with your little one, get in contact now!

Love Alana

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