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Old 05.11.2020, 15:53
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Cake Smash photographer wanted

I am reaching out to see if any one has a good experience with a photographer that does the 1st birthday cake smash photo shoot.

I have a GA so generally can be anywhere around Switzerland, although preferably in the Zurich region. Can even be over the border (if in the next few months we are allowed to cross).

Main criteria is I am looking not to take out a loan for such a photo shoot! I have seen some prices which are around 500 bucks without the cake, its a bit too steep for us.
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Old 05.11.2020, 21:38
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I can highly recommend Lois Elvey at fotoelvey.ch.

Contact her for a quote based on what you want. Maybe you can just pop to her studio in Bern and then you wouldn't need to pay her travel costs to come to you.
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Old 09.11.2020, 11:51
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What the hell is a cake smash?

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Old 09.11.2020, 12:12
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What the hell is a cake smash?

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One year old sticks head in cake, gets photos taken.

My first thought - waste of a good cake. Second thought was WTF, after seeing this on the BBC website: "A cake smash party can cost £800".
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Re: Cake Smash photographer wanted

A Cake Smash is a fun way to celebrate the First Birthday of a child
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A Cake Smash is a fun way to celebrate the First Birthday of a child
Do you think said child will ever remember said event? Other than the pictures being resurrected on their wedding day? That is if the same picture formats are still in use?

Sounds like fun for mum and dad, provided they don’t have to clean up the mess (other than the kid).
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Old 09.11.2020, 13:06
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One year old sticks head in cake, gets photos taken.

My first thought - waste of a good cake. Second thought was WTF, after seeing this on the BBC website: "A cake smash party can cost £800".
I did a quick google and came to exactly the same conclusions - I really think these sorts of "celebrations", like gender-reveal parties, engagement set-ups and indeed pregnancy pictures, are more born from social media desires and expectations than anything else.

"Look at us!"
"Aren't we brilliant for having a baby"
"See how much money we're prepared to waste for a few instagram points".
etc.
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Old 09.11.2020, 13:39
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I'm sure there are photos of me somewhere with food all over my face in a high chair, but paying a professional to set it up seems a little far. That said, let them at it, aren't parents supposed to get joy from their children?
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Old 09.11.2020, 13:46
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I'm sure there are photos of me somewhere with food all over my face in a high chair, but paying a professional to set it up seems a little far. That said, let them at it, aren't parents supposed to get joy from their children?
True - most of what we enjoy in life is pretty pointless from a pure survival point of view, and frequently expensive as well.

I still can't help thinking that £800 invested in a decent fund to give you £4000 at age sixteen is a better present than some funny photos.
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Wow! This thread makes me feel old.
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One year old sticks head in cake, gets photos taken.

My first thought - waste of a good cake. Second thought was WTF, after seeing this on the BBC website: "A cake smash party can cost £800".
Wow, why would anyone do this? Completely bizarre and seems like it's just for the benefit of the parents, social media and appearances than anything else. I can't see how a 1 year old kid would get anything out of doing this.

PS: OP I am not criticising you directly, that was just my reaction to reading it and either way I hope you all have fun!
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Old 09.11.2020, 14:04
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aren't parents supposed to get joy from their children?
Are they?

I always wondered what the point was.
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Old 09.11.2020, 14:29
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Are they?

I always wondered what the point was.
Well to put it the other way, with all the suffering children inflict upon their parents, maybe having them smash their face into a cake so the parent friends can awww over the photos is no harm.

I could take the photos, I have a phone. Cake, baby and clean up not provided. Professional looking? I can stamp them with a big approved stamp.
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What the hell is a cake smash?

Tom
That was also my reaction. But when I googled it I indeed found some offers in Switzerland (and to be fair they were much less then the 800 Pound mentionned in the BBC article). But yes. Still sounds crazy imho
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Old 09.11.2020, 15:00
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One year old sticks head in cake, gets photos taken.

My first thought - waste of a good cake. Second thought was WTF, after seeing this on the BBC website: "A cake smash party can cost £800".
One year olds because they can't struggle against it?
A one year old does not necessarily see the "fun" in this.

Next thing water boarding? Can't learn early enough?
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Old 09.11.2020, 15:42
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I can see an upside to plunging a one-year old’s little face into a cake. Much like being frightened by a dog while in pram, the child could grow up hating cake and sweet things.

Obesity problem solve in a smash...
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Old 09.11.2020, 15:43
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Next thing water boarding? Can't learn early enough?
We generally refer to that as baptism
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We generally refer to that as baptism

But you do not dump the child into the water with the head
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Very amusing article on Cake Smashes here: https://www.angesdesucre.com/blogs/a...ake-trend-ever

Spending hundreds to buy an expensive cake to then smash it up under the eye of a hired photographer... that's first-world privilege for you.

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