Charly Turns One | Cake Smash Photographer Glasgow

08/07/2018 Baby, Blog, Cake Smash

This certainly isn’t my first cake smash session, but this one was extra special for me as it features my own daughter (I can hardly believe she’s been with us almost a whole year already)! Charly turns one this month and what better way to celebrate then with a first birthday cake smash session? You’ve probably heard me say this before, but for me portrait photography is all about capturing personality, not poses and I love watching babies just be themselves in front of the camera. One year is such a great time to photograph babies- they are smiley, curious and full of personality and giving them a cake to play with really lets their uniqueness show! Some babies dive right in and completely destroy their cake in a matter of seconds. Some are a wee bit skeptical and take their time, carefully checking out the sugary mountain in front of them. And some are really happy to be surrounded by balloons and sugar, but not all that interested in actually eating the cake!

Charly was definitely more in line with the third “type”- she had a great time and was all smiles but she left most of the cake untouched (more for us to eat so no complaints there!) I love how I can see her personality showing through in these photos- silly, smiley and loving having the camera on her. Here are a few of my favourites from our Charly’s cake smash:


Is your little one turning one? If you’re looking for a cake smash photographer in Glasgow I would love to hear from you! Sessions available in my West End Glasgow photography studio or in the comfort of your own home. Please get in touch to check availability for your wee one’s birthday month- cake smash sessions book up quickly and it’s never too early to save your date!