When You Arrive

Upon your arrival at my studio, you’ll be greeted with warmth and light—literally, I warm up the studio for your little one so they don’t get cranky and my studio light will already be on. We’ll take a moment to get situated and then get bubs dressed in their little outfit. Your chosen set up will be ready to go so we’ll just plop your kiddo into their set and get to the fun!

Before the Cake

They may need a little warming up at this point, and that’s fine. We’ll take as long as needed for them to get comfortable with me and my flashing light. Most kids think the light is fascinating and spend a lot of time staring at it, which makes for some really cute photos. We’ll take some time to get a few images of bubs in their setup before the messiness starts. This is a great way for your little one to get used to the flashing and interacting with me. Next, we’ll get to the good stuff… the cake!

Smash the Cake

This is what we’ve been waiting for! Hopefully, our model is a little snacky and likes sweet things because they’re about to get a mountain of frosting. At this point, we’ll put the cake in front of them and see what happens. If they’re a little unsure and don’t know what to do, I might ask you to stick their hand in the frosting or smudge a little on their lips so they know it’s ok to go to town. Some kids go ham immediately, some have no interest whatsoever and we have to fake it a little. But fear not, babies are cute even if they don’t end up covered in cake.

Cleanup Time

After we’ve thoroughly smashed the cake to smithereens (or bubs has lost interest), I’ll bring out a tub of warm water for them to splash around in a little. This is a great way to loosen up the frosting a little so the post-session wipe down is a little easier. Most kids love this part because they get to splash as much as they want without getting into trouble! I might even bust out the bubble machine if bubs is still skeptical of me and my shenanigans, because everyone loves bubbles. We’ll clean up the rest of the mess and set up a time for a zoom reveal and ordering appointment within one week. And that’s it, you’re on your way!