The Cutest Way to Celebrate Your Baby’s First Birthday – Cake Smash and Bubble Bath

Jun 16, 2022 | Cake Smash Photography Blog, Featured Photography

Their first birthday marks a milestone in your baby’s life. There’s no better way to celebrate than with a photo shoot! If you’re as creative as us, that means you need some cuckoo ideas to make your little one’s photo shoot even more special… That is why we have got the cutest way ever to celebrate your baby’s first birthday and create the most adorable photos: Cake Smash & Bubble Bath! A baby’s first birthday is such a big deal. It’s also when they start reaching developmental milestones at lightning speed. Even though this is their first birthday, it will probably feel like their millionth.

What is a Cake Smash Photo Shoot?

A Cake Smash Photo Shoot is just as it sounds. Your baby smashes the cake in front of the cameras. There are many ways you can do this. A cake smash photo shoot is one of the most adorable and creative ways to celebrate your baby’s first birthday. It’s an activity that you will enjoy together as a family. You can create the most amazing and memorable photos that your entire family will love. These photos will be a staple for many years to come as your baby grows up.

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Bubble Bath Photo Shoot

If you’re looking for a way to have a fun and memorable photo shoot with your baby, look no further. A Bubble Bath Photo Shoot is the cutest way to celebrate your baby’s first birthday. You can create the most adorable photos that your entire family will love. What could be more fun than a bubble bath photo shoot? Bubbling up the birthday cake, plenty of balloons and a beautiful set-up are all great ways to celebrate a baby’s first birthday but nothing beats bubbling up in the tub with a big bottle of bubbles. These photos can be both a keepsake for your baby and an adorable way to commemorate their first year.

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How to Have the Best Cake Smash and Bubble Bath Photo Shoot

There are many ways to go about the bubble bath and cake smash photo shoot. We can do both in the same photo session. We recommend that you have the cake smash first. This is because it’s messy and can stain. You can have the bubble bath photo shoot right after the cake smash.  To avoid unnecessary stress, we created a list of what you need to bring on the day of the cake smash photo shoot. You don’t want to get caught up in the moment and forget something important. To ensure you have the best photo shoot, we will book you in when your baby is fed and well-rested, based on your baby’s nap schedule.

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Why You Should Book a Cake Smash and Bubble Bath Photo Shoot Now!

You may be thinking that you should wait until your baby is a bit older to book a photo shoot. There is no right or wrong age to do a photo shoot. Every baby is different. Some are very relaxed and happy in front of the cameras when they are very young. Some are very shy and prefer to do the shoot a bit older. The great thing about booking a photo shoot with your baby is that there is no wrong age to book. There is no time limit either. You can wait many years to have the photos done and they will still have the same significance. You can book a shoot as soon as you have decided to do it. There is no rush but we recommend doing it as early as possible so you are guaranteed to have a spot. This is because it’s a milestone that your baby won’t be able to experience again. Every milestone deserves to be celebrated in the best way possible. A photo shoot is a perfect way to do this.

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Be mindful of your baby’s safety

When you are celebrating your baby’s first birthday with a cake smash and bubble bath, it’s important to be mindful of your baby’s safety. Make sure you follow the safety guidelines. We always make sure the room is warm enough and the water is not too hot. For a bubble bath, we only use a non-toxic bubble bath soap. For the cake smash photo shoot, make sure to let the bakery know of any known allergies beforehand.

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5 Tips for your baby’s first ever cake smash and bubble bath photo shoot

Follow these tips to have the best cake smash and bubble bath photo shoot.

  • Choose a theme that you and the baby loves. Your baby will be relaxed and comfortable in their own environment.
  • Choose a time when your baby is in a good mood. They will be happier and more relaxed.
  • Bring extra clothes for you and the baby. Things get messy (for parents too!).
  • Make sure your baby is happy and fed before the cake smash photo shoot. This will ensure that the cake smash goes well and is less messy.
  • Don’t forget the towels! Although we do offer some small towels, it’s better to bring more as they are really needed.

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A cake smash and bubble bath photo shoot are the cutest way to celebrate your baby’s first birthday. It’s also a great way to document your little one’s growth and developmental milestones. They are great to look back on and see how much they’ve grown and changed. These photos will be something you will treasure for a lifetime.


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