As a parent, you've likely come to quickly realize that your baby is changing daily. While new milestones are welcome and exciting, there is that ache in your heart wishes time would slow down just a little bit. The rapid changes your baby will go through as he or she develops in the coming year is unstoppable, but also gives you the amazing opportunity to capture a grand adventure as your baby grows from newborn to toddler.
》Roller, Sitter, Smasher/Splasher
Hocus Focus Photography offers three milestone-focused sessions.
Roller (3-6mo): Your baby is still little, but more responsive with their surroundings and the people interacting with them.
Sitter (7-10mo): Now capable of sitting on their own, your infant is full of giggles and adorable expressions that are completely picture perfect.
Smasher (10-12mo) Usually planned for your baby's first birthday, we celebrate hard and pull out all the decorations, plop your baby in front of a birthday cake, and let them have at'er. A bubble bath quickly follows suit, turning your smasher into a splasher. A ton of fun and a ONE-derful way to celebrate a year full of firsts.
Babies who are unable to sit unassisted (ages 2 - 6 months) are considered "Rollers". During this stage, your baby is more interactive with their surroundings, more likely to smile and coo. These sessions are very laid back, focusing on the variety of expressions your baby is now capable of making.
Once your baby can sit on their own, but not yet walking, they are considered a "Sitter". This starts anywhere between 7-8 months of age and opens the door for a larger variety of props that can be used and poses your baby is now capable of accomplishing during their session.
A birthday is not a birthday unless there is cake! These sessions are a fun and adorable way to celebrate your baby's first birthday, and to commemorate the wonderful year of firsts that you, as a family, have all experienced with your baby.
A custom set up and cake are provided, according to your theme of choice, and we embark on an incredible adventure as we watch your baby smile, smash and splash throughout the session.
Cake Smashes are split into 3 portions for maximum adorableness:
1. Smile - The session begins with a pre-smash portrait session, with the option for a quick family portrait with your birthday boy or girl. This time also allows for your baby to get accustomed to their surroundings before introducing something new and different.
2. Smash - The parents' favourite part of the session! Your baby will be given a full 6" cake all to themselves. What they decide to do with it is entirely up to them as we capture all that is about to unfold.
3. Splash - Now that baby is (most likely) a mess, we wrap up the session with a bubble bath. This is usually a baby's favourite part and serves a double purpose to clean up those cake-smashed fingers and legs before heading home and experiencing their first sugar crash.
All of the decorations and props, outfits, and cake are carefully designed and selected to put together a beautiful birthday set up that is unique to your baby. While we do repeat themes, we do not duplicate set-ups. Each Cake Smash Session and designed with you and your baby particularly in mind, with love and attention put into every detail. This is included in your Reservation Fee when you book your Cake Smash. Products and images are purchased separately at your Ordering Appointment.