As parents ourselves, we all know that the first year is a rollercoaster of emotions and milestones.
From those first little kicks in the belly to the first words and steps, it’s been a wild ride. And now, your little one has turned one – can you believe it? It’s time to celebrate!
As professional family photographers, we know that capturing the perfect moment during a cake smash photoshoot is all about timing and creativity. Firstly, it’s important to set the scene and create a comfortable and relaxed environment for your child to enjoy the cake.
It’s essential to pick a location that’s not only beautiful but also safe for your little one. There are plenty of great options in Singapore – so you’re spoilt for choice!
While the Botanic Gardens or Gardens by the Bay immediately come to mind, there are other less crowded, but equally charming locations with plenty of space for your child to play during a cake smash photoshoot.
Taking Our First Steps With Clara’s Family! 👣
In 2009, White Room Studio had a booth at the annual Pet Expo Show where we captured an instant photograph of Clara with her family and dog, forging a lasting friendship. Six years later, in 2015, we photographed Clara’s family in celebration of her son’s first birthday at Botanic Gardens. And now, fast forward today, we had the honor of capturing her daughter’s first birthday milestone.
Beauty Of An Outdoor Cake Smash Photoshoot
During the cake smash photoshoot, we’ll be on the lookout for those priceless expressions and reactions from your little one. We’ll snap away as your child smashes, tastes, and explores the cake, capturing every moment in detail. But wait! Can this really be done outdoors?
The short answer is: Yes!
With these lovely family portraits in mind, there is no doubt that Upper Peirce Reservoir Park is a beautiful and serene location for a cake smash photoshoot. As you step into the park, you’ll be greeted by a scenic lakeside view and the calming sounds of nature. There’s no lack of room for young children to roam and have fun by themselves!
Conveniently located along Upper Thomson Road, you can find more information and directions to the park here.
What To Expect For An Outdoor Cake Smash Photoshoot 🎂
1. First things first, let’s talk cake. You’ll want to choose a cake that’s both delicious and aesthetically pleasing – after all, it’s going to be the star of the show.
White Room Studio has partnered with Caramelloz, a local artisanal bakery to bring you 8 unique custom cakes for cake smash photoshoots, so you can get creative with the design and colour! You can even request for the cakes to be made egg-less, dairy-free, or sugar-less in case of any allergies.
2. As for the actual cake smash photoshoot, be prepared for a mess! It’s called a “smash” for a reason – your little one is going to dive right in.
Make sure to bring plenty of wipes and a change of clothes for your child (and maybe even for yourself!). Don’t worry about the aftermath as our photography assistant will be there to clean up and make sure the place is left spotless!
3. Timing is key, and we’ll be ready to capture every moment as it happens. This is where our experience as professional family photographers comes into play, as we know how to anticipate your child’s movements and reactions, capturing the perfect shots at just the right time.
Simply be yourselves and enjoy the quality family time together!
How To Prepare For An Outdoor Cake Smash Photoshoot
When planning a photoshoot at Upper Peirce Reservoir, we kept in mind that the area can get quite hot and humid, so it’s best to schedule the shoot either early in the morning or later in the afternoon when the weather is cooler.
It’s also important to pack insect repellent whenever you’re in the great outdoors!
Feel free to bring along props as well, which can be your kid’s soft toy or favourite item. The peaceful ambience at the reservoir and quietness of the space (no one was around!) created such a fairy tale-esque, dreamy feel to the photoshoot. Le Fairy Meadow provided all the beautiful props that you see in this photoshoot.
What’s After The Cake Smash Photoshoot?
Post-processing is another crucial aspect of creating beautiful photos. As professional photographers, we’ll work to edit and enhance your photos to bring out the best in each image.
We’ll take care to preserve the colours, textures, and atmosphere of the photoshoot, while also adding some artistic flair to the final images.
1-2 weeks after your shoot, we’ll invite everyone back for a personalised viewing session of all your best photographs. You’ll be able to select your favourite pictures in the comfort and privacy of our head office. We’ll offer advice on selecting displays for your home, and you can discuss ideas with our friendly team.
We hope we have answered your questions about doing an outdoor cake smash! Remember, the mess is all part of the fun, and the photos that come out of it are priceless. Plus, a cake smash photoshoot is a great opportunity to capture your child’s personality and character!
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White Room Studio’s Outdoor Family Collections starts from $640 for up to 4 pax ($20/extra pax). This includes 1.5 hour of amazing family fun, cake and birthday decorations!
If you’re not a fan of traveling outdoors in Singapore, see how we can create an equally memorable cake smash photoshoot in the comforts of White Room Studio here!