The cake smash session is more popular in the United States than anywhere else in the world. But it’s a growing genre of photography, so I thought I would share some advice for you. If you’re a photographer, or a parent, thinking of doing a cake smash session, this video will show you how to decorate for a cake smash photograph.
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Cakes mash photography is something I’ve been doing now for about six or seven years, and it is basically when a child that traditionally when a child turns one. You set them up on us in a set, and you photograph them with their first time eating cake. Now, this might be an American tradition, but it’s something that I’m seeing happen around the world. More and more because it really is a lot of fun it’s a lot of fun for the kid it’s a lot of fun for the parents. And right now I want to talk about decorating for cakes mass session. Hey, this is Scott one kibbutz a storyteller with a camera talking about all the things photographers like you and I are thinking about in this video. We’re going to be talking about decorating for a cake smash photography session. So I have a tradition that when I do, it kicks mash photography session. Not only do I decorate I get pick up some decorations for the set but I also wind up giving the child a present of some sort whether it’s goofy or serious or just something that could be used as a
A good example of this is one of those sessions I did was a baseball theme. So what I went up doing was a bunch of balloons that were had baseballs on them. I had a bunch of other baseball type decorations hanging on the backdrop of the set. I basically use a seamless white paper, and then I tape on using scotch tape or gaffer’s tape depending on what the prop is that I’m hanging. I will then hang whatever it is from the backdrop. And for this particular session for the gift for the child, I wound up doing a fun Wiffle ball bat that was more his size. Now I’m preparing for another Kix mass session right now that by the time you see this video of the session that has already happened so I will share a photo if I can. Right at the end as long as the parents give me the ok this session the theme the colored theme is white and light blue. And the theme for the cakes mash and the child’s birthday party are clouds. Now that’s a very difficult theme to do because it’s not a lot of props that could be used in the set itself with clouds to get creative.