Smash & Splash Setups Watch Me Grow Photography 》Calgary Newborn and Family Photographer

Let's Celebrate!

Turning ONE is where the fun starts! Your little one's personality is shining bright and they have learnt how to move around and explore on their own. It's a big world out there with so many things to feel and taste!

What To Expect

I typically start with a couple portrait images without the cake (this more like a few minutes of you running around placing your little on the spot while I quickly capture them before they are gone again)

Then we move onto the cake / food (and outfit change if needed). Once the cake is put in front of them there will be a few mins of .... "is this ALL for me?" .... "I can actually eat it ALL of it?!" .... "what is this?" looks. Keep in mind 80% of babies are not interested in the cake. This can be anything from the texture, the sweetness of the frosting, or just simply not in the mood. I aim to capture as many fun memories as possible in this part - even if they are not interested in the cake.

Then we move onto the splash ..... BUBBLE BATH TIME. Your choice of a little white tub or a little white bucket filled with warm water and lush milky bath bubbles for sensitive skin. A super fun way to end the session and a great way to clean up all the mess!

Things you should know ......
  • Cake is not included due to food hygiene / intolerance and allergy reasons.
  • I take a minimalist approach when setting up, keeping the focus on the birthday boy / girl. This means I don't have "themed" props.
  • I do have a cricut to make little banners / cut out items for backdrop
  • Just like your newborn session I am in close contact with you to plan the perfect most amazing birthday setup. (some mom's even bring in a few decorations to use)
  • I typically do not use balloons. They are a huge distraction to littles and if not placed just right I am dealing with ugly shadows in processing. (I am open to discuss on different uses if your heart is set on balloons)
Here are a few setups that have been done to give you an idea of what to expect booking a Smash & Splash with Watch Me Grow Photography
Outfit and props available at studio
Mamma Bear provided outfit along with the vines and leaves --- talent I am jelly of!
Mamma Bear provided the banner and donuts (which was donated to the studio) Outfit and props available from studio.
props available at studio (outfit and food mamma brought in)
Outfit and props available at studio
Outfit and paper blocks available at studio (paper color can be changed)

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Created By
Michele Sortland


Watch Me Grow Photography