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I know that cake smashing has been discussed, but I am looking at teaming up with a local photographer to be her primary decorator for her cake smash sessions.  I was wondering if anyone else is in this position, or what guidelines you would use surrounding this 'contract?'

 

-Have a couple of different options for very simple buttercream boy / girl cakes available

-Have the choice of a giant cupcake smash cake for a higher price

-Should I stick to 6" rounds? Or move it up to 8"? I feel like the 8s would be better in the photos

-How much would you charge the photographer for a simple 8" or 6", keeping in mind it would hardly take any time to make the cakes? 

 

Any advice from someone in this position, or even someone who isn't? What would you do? Thanks!

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I've not heard of this trend and I'm a bit intrigued...is it similar to the ruin your wedding dress photo shoot?

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Yes, I think so. It's usually done on 1st birthdays, basically you just give the baby a plainly decorated cake, let them smash it and get super messy, and take photos! 

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This photographer has some really cute smash cake photographs; https://www.facebook.com/heatherblairphotography/photos_stream

 

If the photographer would allow you to use her images of your cakes in your portfolio, it would be worth doing the cakes cheaply. Assuming your photographer would be as talented as the one above. But check out those smash cakes they really are adorable!

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