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Kiah Rose – Cape Town cake smash photographer

Little Kiah Rose loves Peppa Pig so it was an obvious choice when Mommy had to decide on a theme for her Cake Smash session. We were very lucky to find some Peppa Pig soft toys even though brother George is still MIA. And how cute is that outfit Caren organized for her? 

THIS moment below was such a special one – Kiah decided to take her first steps in studio, there may happy squeals and a round of applause 🙂 

I love the following four images, it’s such a great example of how differently children react to the cake in front of them. Some dive in; others need some time. But after we handed her some spoons to use, she was much happier.

And on this note, we will wave goodbye until the next post. Have a good weekend!


Tips for the perfect Cake Smash – Part 2

October 2, 2018 0 Articles, Cake smash session

The very first thing I will ask you when you are ready to book a Cake Smash session with me is do you have a colour scheme or theme in mindSo how do you pick one?

Sometimes it’s simple – little Kiah Rose loves Peppa Pig so we created a set-up for her based around Peppa, we even added some plush toys we found. I think using something your child loves as a base for the theme is a great way to personalise your session.

Maybe you want to print some of the images and use it as decor in your house or in your little ones room? Then I would suggest using a colour that will fit in with the current decor. 

Whatever theme or colour scheme you select, we will create a beautiful set-up for you and it will be a fun way to celebrate this important day. But to make things even easier, we are working on creating a catalog of themes that you can just select from.

So watch this space and let us know in the comment section if there is a theme you would like to see in our list.



Caleb – Cape Town cake smash photographer

Mommy wanted a safari theme, Daddy wanted Mickey Mouse. And the rest, as they say, is history!

Caleb took some time to get into the cake smashing, but once we gave him wooden spoons to attack the cake with, he created a fabulous mess. Normally we give the leftover cake to the parents to take home but this time there wasn’t anything left to give 🙂 

Tips for the perfect Cake Smash – Part 1

September 21, 2018 0 Articles, Cake smash session

Apart from the birthday boy/girl, the cake is probably the most important aspect of the Cake Smash session. 

Here are some tips to pick the perfect cake for your session:

  1. It must be cute and fit in with your theme. 
  2. Stick to vanilla cake. Chocolate and red velvet cake can very easily look like blood or … – I think you know what I mean and I don’t have to say anything else! 
  3. Soft icing. Butter cream is the best! It is soft and perfect for little hands to make a mess with. Once again, stay away from red or brown icing.
  4. Use only edibles. Stay away from using toothpicks or anything sharp and not edible when decorating the cake, we don’t want any accidents!
  5. Food allergies. Chances are high that your baby has not had cake before and we do not want to run into a medical problem on the day of the Cake Smash. It would be ideal to give your little one a cupcake in the week leading up to the session so that we can eliminate any ingredients your little one is allergic to.

Do you want some great news?

If you book a Cake Smash session with Michelle Koekemoer Photography you don’t have to worry about the first four on that list! Our cake smash package includes the cake and we will take care of it all. 


Gianni – Cape Town cake smash photographer

Gianni’s mom asked us for a rainbow themed cake smash to celebrate his first birthday. This colourful set-up really suited his enthusiastic personality – just look how he attacked that cake! 

He also kept us rather busy by bumping and kicking balloons and crawling all over the place and it was so cute how he was more interested in washing the studio floor than himself during the bubble bath part.

I hope you enjoyed your birthday, little one!