Honestly I know what are you all thinking .. I have heard it all.. from the '"What?" and "huh?" to the big naughty - that I am not going to repeat... Yes I had a cake smash shoot and it was basically what it says on a tin... A cake smash photoshoot.. but ..let me start from the beginning.
Just little over a year ago I have booked my first wedding for 2018 and as it happened it was meant to be on 27th January, which also happens to be my birthday. The bride was super sweet and mentioned birthday cake, so I didn't even care about working on my birthday.. and why would I? I love my job after all. I obviously told all my friends that there will be no birthday party as I will be out and about shooting a wedding, so naturally.. they all made plans.
Fast forward to last Tuesday when the bride messaged me that the wedding is no longer taking place... all my friends are busy and I am sitting at home imagining how I celebrate the start of the last year of my twenties home alone with my dog...
and then ... crazy idea and two amazing friends who happened to be not that busy after all, to the rescue:)
I have done a few cake smash shoots with kids and they're always a lot of fun ( except the tantrums that happen because you've been telling your kid their whole life not to get dirty and then when they finally get it you tell them to smash their face in a cake.. confusing much?)
and I always thought how much fun would it be with a grown up ( sort of ) person.
So as I found myself in a position of feeling pretty sorry for myself I thought what better time than now to do this. I'll get to spend some time with my friends, I can put a tutu on, I will get to wear a nice makeup and eat an amazing vegan cake.
So off I went, bought myself some balloons, tiaras, party hats and bows, Sarah from Tiny Sarah's cakes made me an amazing cake and Toni Searle packed her suitcase big and heavy, so she could make me look super beautiful and camera ready.
We ate some food, we laughed about silly things, I set it all up and gave the camera reins to the poor Sarah, who really didn't want to take any photos ( about as much as I didn't actually want to be in front of the camera ) but I think we all can agree she has done an amazing job.
Also I am pretty aware of the fact that Oswald stole the spotlight, but I am pretty cool with that, because, well he is amazing.
I honestly had so much fun doing this shoot and I am so grateful that the guys came to the rescue at last minute notice. I feel like this is a project that shouldn't die with just one photoshoot ( especially as it's just me), so if any of you amazing ladies and gents wanted your own adult cake smash - let us know, we can't wait to work together again!
Ps if you want to check out the ladies, please have a look at:
As always please let me know your thoughts guys!:) xoxo