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Best of 2017: Cake smash photography

1st birthday photography London Ontario

To kick off the new year I thought I would put together a series of blogs showing some of my favourite photos I captured in 2017. Below you will see some of my favourite images captured in 2017 from cake smash sessions. I have had the pleasure of photographing so many different types of cake smashes this year including 1st birthday, adults and dogs. There were so many different themes and SOOOO many cute smiles! Most were photographed in the studio using my props and backgrounds, and some were outside. In most images you’ll see the wonderful cake creations by Jennifer from Zandy Cakes, cake so amazing you’ll want to take it home for desert- even after the baby has smashed it! You’ll see some collages made using a variety of the images.

You can catch up on the previous posts in this ‘Best of 2017’ series below-

Best of 2017: Mini Sessions
Best of 2017: Boudoir Photography
Best of 2017: Proposal Photography
Best of 2017: Business headshot and Model Portfolios
Best of 2017: Pet Photography
Best of 2017 Maternity photography
Best of 2017: Newborn photography

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Bucket List 2017

I’m feeling more inspired than ever after attending the WPPI photography conference in Las Vegas this month and after watching countless online webinars. I’ve decided to put out into the universe my bucket list of shoots I want to do this year both here in London, Ontario and Internationally.

  1.  Photograph a wedding in the UK/Ireland/Europe. I really want to finish travelling in Europe and would love to photograph a wedding there. The off season here is Nov-April and so I’m hoping for anytime in there and I would be happy to work within budgets for the great couples/right locations. Here are some shots from the last wedding I photographed in that neck of the woods 5 years ago now! Wedding Photography Kent England-

    2. I would like to photograph more adult cake smashes. These sessions are perfect for 19th, 21st, 30th, 40th, 50th etc birthdays and if a 100yo was willing to do one I would be willing to do it for free! With these sessions you get to have some ‘regular portraits’ whether that be some business headshots, beauty shots, family, couple, pet etc, then we can come up with a theme based around your interests. It’s my 30th Birthday this year (you can see a pic below taken by my associate photographer Clara, on my 28th birthday) so to celebrate every adult cake smash will receive a free 8×10 cake smash collage print.
    adult cake smash

3. Along with wanting to finish travelling in Europe, I have never travelled to the west coast of Canada so would love to photograph a wedding or elopement out in all of the gorgeous landscapes I’ve only had the pleasure of seeing in photographs. Again, I would be happy to work make a custom package for a great couple 🙂

4. I would love to photograph a pregnant pin up shoot. I think the pin up sessions are so much fun and would love to capture a lovely pregnant mom with full vintage style pin up hair and makeup. I’d be more than happy to work with you on themes that would work to your tastes and click for more info on the Pin Up Photography London Ontario.

pin up photography

5. Engagement or family session for big fans of Harry Potter in Goderich this fall. I grew up reading Harry Potter and I know that there are some big Harry Potter fans here in South Western Ontario, so I would love to photograph a session in Goderich when the festival is on. I wasn’t able to get tickets but I will be on the lookout for them and I’m sure that some of the surrounding area will get into the spirit and will make for a great backdrop.

6. Engagement session at the Western Fair at sunset/night. Below you can see the last session I photographed there, 4 years ago this year! I would love to have some fun there again using my new equipment and knowledge.

7.  Forrats chocolate fondu engagement/ couple/ anniversary session. If you’re a chocoholic like me and haven’t had the pleasure of visiting Forrats in Byron yet, I highly recommend you do and I would love to capture some sweet love while you enjoy a date night (and maybe start across the road for some photographs at Springbank Park as well, for variety.)

8. London to London family/ engagement/ couple/ anniversary session. I have had this idea since moving to ‘Little London’ and would like to find the right people who either have a love of ‘Big London’ or are from England, or some kind of ties to both. The session would take us to a bunch of the London locations such as the double decker bus for Ice Cream and we might end up at a pub, with many other stops in between.

9. Trash the Prom or Bridesmaid Dress group session Do you and your friends still have your prom dresses laying around gathering dust? Maybe that has been awhile but you have bridesmaids dresses that you thought you might wear again but haven’t. I think it would make for such a fun shoot to get together with a bunch of your friends, maybe pamper yourself beforehand with getting hair and makeup, then have fun doing a friends shoot, but getting edgier with with in a fun location and possibly even trashing the dresses in the water, mud, snow or with paint or glitter!

10. Australia I would love to get home in Australian summer 2017/18 or 2018/19 so would love to book a wedding to photograph while I’m there with the exchange rate being right around even my rates are very affordable by Aussie standards.

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Best of 2016: Cake Smash Photography

Cake Smash Photographer London Ontario

I love getting creative and working out different themes for cake smashes. I have now even put together a wish list of sorts for different themes and can’t wait to do even more this year! I would also love to do more Adult Cake Smashes as they are so much fun and I think a great present idea for the 30, 40, 50, 60 or 100 year old who has everything! The majority of the cakes here were made by the amazing Zandy Cakes.

To kick off the new year I thought I would put together a series of blogs showing some of my favourite photos I captured in 2016. You can catch up on the previous posts below-
Best of 2016: Mini sessions
Best of 2016: Business Headshots and Model Portfolios
Best of 2016: Pet Photography
Best of 2016: Maternity Photography
Best of 2016: Newborn Photography

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Adult Cake Smash London Ontario, Canada

Adult Cake Smash London Ontario, Canada

I was inspired to write this blog last week when I replied to a post on one of the local facebook buy and sell sites. The post was looking for a present for a 25 year old who has everything. You know what I can almost guarantee no-one you know has? An adult cake smash! It is the perfect present for 19th/21st/30th birthdays and everything in between and beyond. Imagine a 90yo cake smash, that would be adorable!

The story of these images goes that I was tagged by one of my clients in Shannon Squires Adult Cake Smash session and it happened to be just a bit over a week before my birthday. If you know me at all, you know that I am a huge cupcake fan (even going as far as to get a tattoo of one) so it goes without saying that her photos inspired me to quickly put together a cake smash of my own! The photographs were taken by my second photographer Clara, the cute (and delicious) cake was from Zandy Cakes, the Tutu from Little Pumpkin, 28th birthday shirt from Livy bean, Nails by Gelous Beauty Bar and I brought along the suitcases, cake stand and cupcake party hat (which was actually a present from my best friend from a few years back) from my prop collection.

So you’re thinking, that looks like so much fun! I want to do that for my next birthday! Awesome, treat yo self and lets book it now and you’ll have something fun to look forward to. Maybe you’re thinking you have a special friend or family member that you know would love it, lets set up a gift certificate for them! Sessions start at $125+hst and range up to $250+hst. The $250 package includes the cake, use of the custom outfit, 20 images of your choice and the 1 hour session- we can do some photos of you with your family, significant other or individual ones first (in regular clothes) and then capture the cake smash.

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Best of 2015: Cake Smash Photography London Ontario

Wrap up of Erin Woodgate Photography’s best Cake Smash Photography London Ontario!

To kick off the new year I thought I would put together a series of blogs showing some of my favourite photos I captured in 2015. So far this week I have post the best of 2015 Boudoir photography where I announced the Valentine’s Day boudoir mini sessions and yesterday it was the Best of 2015 Mini Sessions where I announced the Valentine’s Day Mini Sessions. 2015 brought me more cake smashes than I had done in previous years which is wonderful as I really enjoy photographing them! For cake smash london ontario sessions I usually start off with some shots of the whole family or with siblings, then some individual shots of the birthday boy or girl and then we get into the fun shots with the cake. I always consult with the client on the colours and themes chosen for the cake smash so that is will go with the theme of the birthday party or will go with the other portraits that you have hanging in your home.

In the images below you will see some little cuties doing their cake smash, one dog cake smash as well as a first off for me (photographically and as the subject) with the adult cake smash! What a great idea for ‘big 0’ birthday’s for the person who has everything! I have a great value cake smash package which combines my talents, as well as that of Jonesin for Cake and Simply Adorable Crochet. All of the details can be found towards the bottom of my cake smash london ontario page here.

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