Meeting Ted on his 1st birthday - Cake Smash & Splash Session

Ribble Valley & Lancashire Wedding and Family Photographer.

 
Ted Barnes
 

What a morning; what a lovely morning! Ted came to see me on his 1st birthday for a cake smash and splash session. His family had come from Lytham St Annes to my studio setup in Langho, Lancashire.

Ted arrived with a bit of a frown on his face. I thought he was going to make me work hard for smiles. I was wrong! Literally a minute or so in to his session, his smile came out.

I started by taking some photographs of him whilst he was clean. I used a little bed with a faux fur rug on it for him to sit on. I often use this bed in newborn sessions too. It is nice for parents to be able to compare the size of their baby on it as a newborn and as a 1 year old.

 
Ted Barnes
 

It was now time to get messy! Ted’s parents had brought their own cake. It was a bit too big to go on my lovely little cake stand. Ted wasn’t bothered about that though. He was keen to get stuck in. A little too keen. He was trying to get at the cake before I’d even got it out of the box properly! I do love an eager child. I dressed him in a blue nappy cover that has little police cars on. It was held up by red braces. I didn’t use the matching hat today, but I did use matching bunting. Ted loved my yellow novelty glasses.

 
Ted Barnes
 

Cake was now everywhere, including all over my feet. I hadn’t stood in any of it, Ted had massaged some into them. I wasn’t bothered, it was lovely to see him enjoying himself so much. It was now time for a clean down in my little tub. This is another prop that I often use in my newborn sessions. Again, great to compare your little newborn to your massive 1 year old. At first, Ted wasn’t convinced. So I gave him some rubber ducks. His eyes lit up and he was well away. This is where the his biggest smiles came out. He was loving splashing around in the tub.

Ted really nailed his smash and splash session. He settled in to it straight away and knew exactly what to do.

Below are some of my favourite images from this session, enjoy!

Jane x

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