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Whitby Cake Smash Photographer | Preparing for your Cake Smash Session

Cake Smash sessions can be overwhelming for your little one, so I have a couple of tips to help make the session a bit easier.

1. I recommend introducing cake to your little ones before their session. This helps to get your little one use to cake so it's not too new/scary for them a their session.

2. It's also a good idea to let them get messy, whether it be yogurt or play-dough, just something to get them use to the idea of squishing icing. Many little ones don't enjoy getting messy, and they en up not wanting to playing with their cake. This will help get them interested in actually smashing their cake.

3. I recommend bringing a wooden spoon. This can be for your little one to use when they decide they don't want to touch the cake, or it can be for you, so you don't have to get messy, when it's your turn to smash the cake for them.

4. Bring a snack they like, sometimes to get your little one interested in their cake I get you to stick a snack that they enjoy in the back of the cake.

5. Be prepared for tears, they happen often at cake smash sessions, so bring something that makes your little one happy (Toy, Music).

Jennifer MacCallum works out of her home studio in Whitby (Brooklin) Ontario, where she has everything needed for your newborn session; props, blankets and accessories, to make sure she is able to style your session in all your favorite colors. Come, relax and let Jennifer do all the work while she poses and photographs your sweet new baby.

Newborn sessions are held within the first 2 weeks after birth. It’s recommended to contact Jennifer when you are in your second trimester to ensure availability. Visit the newborn information page to learn more!

Jennifer MacCallum specializes in newborn and maternity photography, offering all varieties of photography. If you'd like to book a session please contact Jennifer. Her studio is located in Whitby Ontario (Brooklin) but she photographs families all over Durham, including, Oshawa, Pickering, Ajax, Bowmanville, Courtice, Markham and Port Perry.

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