Arjun's Cake Smash Session, Basildon, Essex
I had so much fun photographing Arjun for his first birthday cake smash session! He's grown so big since I last photographed him when he was only a few months old! For his first session we did a very natural lifestyle shoot around the family home. And he's grown into an even cuter little boy since then! I absolutely LOVE his full dark hair. Super cute!
Both sessions took place at Arjun's own home which is a really nice touch for the parents as it means it's easier for them than travelling to a studio. I bring with me a backdrop and floor-drop which- crucially is wipe clean! So your home stays in tact.
We went for a maritime theme with blues and reds for this first birthday session. But you can choose whichever theme/ colour you want to go for. I always provide some bunting that matches your colour scheme to decorate the set and then any extras you want to add such as balloons etc is completely up to you. It's such a lovely way to celebrate and remember a first birthday. If you're providing your own cake, always go for a soft iced one so that baby can get their hands in there. Hard icing is much tougher for them to get their hands into.
I think it's safe to say Arjun thoroughly enjoyed getting messy with his birthday cake! So much so, he didn't want to stop! We had to prize the cake away from him to clean him up at the end of the session haha.
I'm so pleased I was able to capture these special first birthday memories for Arjun's parents to cherish forever. Thanks for having me back Beena and Gopal. It's always a a pleasure to work with such a wonderful family!
Here are some of my favourite images from Arjun's first birthday cake smash session...