My son Jude turned one last week and I want to share the Beatles themed cake smash setup my husband and I put together for him.
Neither of us had done a cake smash photo shoot before so I looked at a lot of cake smash photos to see what I liked and didn't like. After doing some research I realized I really liked the cake smash photos that had a reflection on the floor! To get the reflection, you just put down a sheet of plexiglass on the floor. And for the backdrop, we bought an inexpensive backdrop stand and a roll of seamless paper.
Once we had the paper hung, we layered paper fans and Beatles records to create a fun Beatles birthday cake smash background for our babe.
You definitely need at least 2 people to get good cake cake smash photos. One person to take the photos and another person to jump around and get the baby to look at the camera because they just want to look down at the colorful yummy cake you put in front of them!
I also recommend taking some video of the shoot. We got a few minutes on video and it's adorable!!! And another tip, have a bath ready to go because your babe will be covered in cake!!!!
I can't believe our Jude is ONE! I'll be sharing photos from his Beatles party soon!
xo Jude's Mama