The Alternative fo a “Cake Smash” session
I don’t really know why, but the idea of a “cake smash” is definitely a random American thing.
The phrase describes the tradition of giving a child a personal birthday cake and watching him/her annihilate it.
AKA the celebration of a child (and surviving that first year as parents).
Positioning a child as a prop and forcing them to dig around in icing while the cry out of of anxiety isn’t really valuable in any way.
And maybe I’m being harsh, but when you think about it… do you really want those photos?
Or would you rather have photos of your parents helping to light her candles? Of the laughter and play filling your living room with so much joy that came together over one little boy? Of the way she giggled with pride as she took tentative steps up the stairs of your first home?
It sounds simple because it is.
Let’s capture the real deal… no props, no forced suspenders and confetti, no fancy custom cake. If you’re going to let your kid smash some cake on his birthday (and I mean obviously, that’s an amazing opportunity that I kinda want to do for my birthday too, is that bad?!)… then let’s actually celebrate. that. moment.
In your kitchen with your dog licking the chair and your neighbor flipping hot dogs in the back yard.
The streamers around her high chair and the homemade cake you didn’t really know how to ice but darn it you tried.
Those are the memories our children will want to see decades from now and they’re the moments we truly want to hold on to.
Ready for an alternative 1st birthday session with me?