Many times when people envision a one year session it’s about the cake. What a one year old will do with a cake can range from no interest to a full on face plant. So naturally, parents think the one year photo session should be about the cake.
After eleven years of photographing one year olds, I can tell you the cake ‘smash’ will be over in a minute. Once they go from curiosity to crying or curiosity to devouring, they want out. They might never have wanted cake or they’re covered in cake and the frosting is starting to itch.
I always suggest to parents to start with non-cake photos. We let the baby warm up and then just play and have fun for about 15 minutes. Then the last 5 minutes of the mini-session is for the cake. It’s the perfect combination of photos to document their first year of life!
And click here to see a one year session WITHOUT cake!