6 Tips for Dreamy Cake Smash Photos At Home

Thursday, August 23, 2018

It's been a little over a month since McKenna's first birthday and I still can't believe she's one! Even after 400 days on this Earth she still continues to amaze me. I knew I wanted to commemorate the occasion with a cake smash photo shoot and these photos did not disappoint. I think they are the most beautiful pictures of my little girl that I've EVER taken (#humblebrag)! I learned a few things while attempting to get these photos taken that will definitely help you out as you plan and take your little one's cake smash photos at home.

It's been a little over a month since McKenna's first birthday and I still can't believe she's one! Even after 400 days on this Earth she still continues to amaze me. I knew I wanted to commemorate the occasion with a cake smash photo shoot and these photos did not disappoint. I think they are the most beautiful pictures of my little girl that I've EVER taken (#humblebrag)! I learned a few things while attempting to get these photos taken that will definitely help you out as you plan and take your little one's cake smash photos at home. #cakesmash #firstbirthday #cakesmashideas #cakesmashtips #firstbirthdaycakesmash
It's been a little over a month since McKenna's first birthday and I still can't believe she's one! Even after 400 days on this Earth she still continues to amaze me. I knew I wanted to commemorate the occasion with a cake smash photo shoot and these photos did not disappoint. I think they are the most beautiful pictures of my little girl that I've EVER taken (#humblebrag)! I learned a few things while attempting to get these photos taken that will definitely help you out as you plan and take your little one's cake smash photos at home. #cakesmash #firstbirthday #cakesmashideas #cakesmashtips #firstbirthdaycakesmash

1. Plan, plan, and plan some more. I started really planning for McKenna's cake smash shoot a couple weeks before her birthday. This led to a lot of running around looking for things, including her outfit, making the cake, and any finishing touches. I could have saved myself a lot of headaches by planning ahead.
It's been a little over a month since McKenna's first birthday and I still can't believe she's one! Even after 400 days on this Earth she still continues to amaze me. I knew I wanted to commemorate the occasion with a cake smash photo shoot and these photos did not disappoint. I think they are the most beautiful pictures of my little girl that I've EVER taken (#humblebrag)! I learned a few things while attempting to get these photos taken that will definitely help you out as you plan and take your little one's cake smash photos at home. #cakesmash #firstbirthday #cakesmashideas #cakesmashtips #firstbirthdaycakesmash

2. Upgrade your equipment. Everybody knows phone cameras are just as good as point-and-shoot and DSLR cameras, so you don't have to go out and buy a new camera just for these photos. If you want crisp, sharp photos use a tripod to keep your phone or camera steady. The shakiness of your hands can make the pictures blurry, so use the self-timer or a remote if you can.

It's been a little over a month since McKenna's first birthday and I still can't believe she's one! Even after 400 days on this Earth she still continues to amaze me. I knew I wanted to commemorate the occasion with a cake smash photo shoot and these photos did not disappoint. I think they are the most beautiful pictures of my little girl that I've EVER taken (#humblebrag)! I learned a few things while attempting to get these photos taken that will definitely help you out as you plan and take your little one's cake smash photos at home. #cakesmash #firstbirthday #cakesmashideas #cakesmashtips #firstbirthdaycakesmash
It's been a little over a month since McKenna's first birthday and I still can't believe she's one! Even after 400 days on this Earth she still continues to amaze me. I knew I wanted to commemorate the occasion with a cake smash photo shoot and these photos did not disappoint. I think they are the most beautiful pictures of my little girl that I've EVER taken (#humblebrag)! I learned a few things while attempting to get these photos taken that will definitely help you out as you plan and take your little one's cake smash photos at home. #cakesmash #firstbirthday #cakesmashideas #cakesmashtips #firstbirthdaycakesmash

3. Look for natural light. Like I mentioned in my Monthly Milestone photo tips natural light is your best friend. If you can take your photos outside, great! Try not to shoot in direct sunlight or you'll end up with photos with lots of shadows. If you have to take pictures indoors, use a room with lots of natural light.

It's been a little over a month since McKenna's first birthday and I still can't believe she's one! Even after 400 days on this Earth she still continues to amaze me. I knew I wanted to commemorate the occasion with a cake smash photo shoot and these photos did not disappoint. I think they are the most beautiful pictures of my little girl that I've EVER taken (#humblebrag)! I learned a few things while attempting to get these photos taken that will definitely help you out as you plan and take your little one's cake smash photos at home. #cakesmash #firstbirthday #cakesmashideas #cakesmashtips #firstbirthdaycakesmash

4. Get help. I seriously don't think I could have gotten these photos taken without McKenna's dad. He helped her dig into the cake, fixed any props that needed rearranging, the list goes on and on. Make sure you have an assistant that can take direction  so you can get the perfect snaps on your little one.

It's been a little over a month since McKenna's first birthday and I still can't believe she's one! Even after 400 days on this Earth she still continues to amaze me. I knew I wanted to commemorate the occasion with a cake smash photo shoot and these photos did not disappoint. I think they are the most beautiful pictures of my little girl that I've EVER taken (#humblebrag)! I learned a few things while attempting to get these photos taken that will definitely help you out as you plan and take your little one's cake smash photos at home. #cakesmash #firstbirthday #cakesmashideas #cakesmashtips #firstbirthdaycakesmash

5. Keep it simple. It's so easy to go overboard when you have so much to choose from when it comes to cakes, props, backgrounds, outfits, etc. If you don't keep it simple you end up with photos that are too busy or cluttered. Trust me, Mama, you'll have enough to worry about without overcomplicating things. 

It's been a little over a month since McKenna's first birthday and I still can't believe she's one! Even after 400 days on this Earth she still continues to amaze me. I knew I wanted to commemorate the occasion with a cake smash photo shoot and these photos did not disappoint. I think they are the most beautiful pictures of my little girl that I've EVER taken (#humblebrag)! I learned a few things while attempting to get these photos taken that will definitely help you out as you plan and take your little one's cake smash photos at home. #cakesmash #firstbirthday #cakesmashideas #cakesmashtips #firstbirthdaycakesmash

6. Keep shooting. Keep taking pictures as long as baby is happy. Take photo after photo so you don't miss any of those adorable smiles. You can always delete the bad ones later, but I guarantee you won't want to!

It's been a little over a month since McKenna's first birthday and I still can't believe she's one! Even after 400 days on this Earth she still continues to amaze me. I knew I wanted to commemorate the occasion with a cake smash photo shoot and these photos did not disappoint. I think they are the most beautiful pictures of my little girl that I've EVER taken (#humblebrag)! I learned a few things while attempting to get these photos taken that will definitely help you out as you plan and take your little one's cake smash photos at home. #cakesmash #firstbirthday #cakesmashideas #cakesmashtips #firstbirthdaycakesmash

These photos are something that I will cherish forever and the fact that they were taken at home make them much more special. If you have any tips for taking photos of your little ones please leave them in the comments below!

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It's been a little over a month since McKenna's first birthday and I still can't believe she's one! Even after 400 days on this Earth she still continues to amaze me. I knew I wanted to commemorate the occasion with a cake smash photo shoot and these photos did not disappoint. I think they are the most beautiful pictures of my little girl that I've EVER taken (#humblebrag)! I learned a few things while attempting to get these photos taken that will definitely help you out as you plan and take your little one's cake smash photos at home. #cakesmash #firstbirthday #cakesmashideas #cakesmashtips #firstbirthdaycakesmash

1 comment:

  1. Great tips and beautiful photos. I remember taking a photo of baby in the sink after the first birthday cake and right next to the sink was the butcher block of knives. Super bad idea to begin with much less being immortalized in a photo.

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