You have made it! The first year around the sun with your newest bundle of joy! And you have booked a cake smash as well. Now what? No need to worry, here's a comprehensive list to ensure that all that icing stays contained, that your car is saved from being covered in icing, and most importantly, your bub is happy and we capture those super cute images!
Things to bring for Baby
Cake! - I usually advise parents to order a plain white cake in advance from super store - it's easy, simple and costs under $15! You can put a topper on if you like, or not... it's your call.
Spare clothes to go home with
A BIG towel - think beach towel
Lots of baby wipes
Favourite tunes/shows (if we ever have to resort to technology)
Soother/pacifier if baby uses one
Formula or Breast milk in case baby needs a break
Soap - if your baby uses a specific kind of bath soap
Things to pack for parents - Yes, you need stuff too!
While the cake smash packages don't include parents in the picture, parents will inevitably be handling the baby, positioning him/her and might need to soothe them. As such, I have had parents be covered head to toe in icing!
Spare clothes for parents
What not to do:
Please no Red or Brown Icing - you can imagine what that would look like in photos!
No extended family - Baby gets distracted and doesn't actually smash the cake
Please no photographing on your phone - Again, baby gets distracted and doesn't know where to look. I assure you, you will enjoy my photos!