Thursday, October 11, 2012
31 Days of Photo Props: Cake
For these pictures, I always suggest to the parents that they make sure their child is wearing something that they won't be devastated if it gets ruined, some parents even prefer to do this pictures in just a diaper. I have mom bring a little cake she has made. I prefer the cake to be about the size of a cupcake or a little larger, even a cake that small makes a plenty big mess.
I always shoot these photographs on a sheet, or tablecloth that is easily washable. It keeps the mess contained and you can just pick up all the crumbles on the sheet and throw it straight in the washing machine. Start these photographs with mom handing the baby the cake and then just let them go from there. I usually spend about 10 or so minutes just letting them eat the cake and taking photos, until they get bored of the cake or I feel like we have the messy smiley photos we are looking for.
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