Having a smashing time in the studio…

cake-smash-cherubs-winning-photo-brown_001Children and mess go hand in hand – it’s impossible to avoid. But what if you can let them get messy and then leave the clearing up to someone else, and have something really special to treasure afterwards?

That’s what our cake smash photoshoots are all about, and they are so much fun. And we were delighted that one of our images was chosen as the photo of the month by Cherubs.

It’s the perfect excuse to tell you a bit more about what we do and why we love it so much, although I think you can probably guess from the look on this little one’s face!

Cake smash photos started as a great way to mark your cherub’s first birthday. After all, birthdays mean cake, so it’s only right that cake should be included in the photos, right?_DSC1863_col_web

But we’ve seen too many images of the birthday boy or girl reaching out for their beautiful cake, which has no doubt been lovingly created by mum or nan, only to have it kept tantalisingly out of reach and then divided up between various visiting aunts and uncles, with perhaps a tiny slice for the star of the day.

So what would happen if you put the baby and the cake together, and then photographed the result? Well, mess…but the beauty of doing it in our studio is that we’ll clean up for you. Plus our set-up means no distractions in the background of the photos, such as granddad snoozing in the armchair or the family dog hoovering up crumbs.

Toddlers love to touch and feel, and the different textures of a sponge cake, icing and then decorations such as sprinkles make it a wonderful experience for them. We’ll capture their expressions, from delight to awe, and you’ll have the images to treasure forever.

It doesn’t have to just be for first birthdays – the shoots are a great way to encourage older children to release their inner child. And just as every person is different, every image is different because no two children react the same way – although the amount of mess is usually the same, ie a lot!

All you need to do is bring your little one, a change of clothes and a towel, and we’ll do the rest. And if you have a niece or nephew, or another special little person in your life, we offer vouchers so it could be the ideal gift for their birthday. Give us a call on 01227 370650 or pop in to our studio at 71 High Street, Herne Bay, to find out more.