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On the 27th September 2021, Bryt turned one. I can’t describe the epic time I’ve had with Beanie over the past year, so I’m not even going to try. To celebrate Bryt’s first Birthday and have a bit of fun ourselves in the process, we thought why not get her a cake and do a dog photography cake smash?!

In truth, this was Dan’s idea and he sought out the cake for this photoshoot. A simple dog-friendly cake from Doggie Desserts was the perfect fit for the session, but something must’ve distracted Dan at the time he ordered because he ordered a cake which said, “Happy 2nd Birthday Bryt” on it…

Way too late to order a new one, we went ahead and shot with it anyway, and Bryt loved it! You can see a showreel version of Cake Smash A here:

Now, the week before Beanie’s birthday was The Photography Show, and whilst there, purely by coincidence, Bryt met a lovely lady who thought she was gorgeous. Funnily enough, this lady had her own business making dog-friendly, human-grade cakes for pets. And thus, we planned to receive cake 2 as quickly as possible to do two cake smashes in one session.

Sadly, the Adored Pets Cuisine cake was held up at our local postal office and didn’t make it to us in time to go shoot. Thankfully, we didn’t really mind doing two cake smashes on separate days, and neither did Bryt. So the shoot that I really wanted to do happened just after Bryt turned one, but still in time for this post right here.

Cake Smash B was recorded with all the technical details, lighting ratios, camera settings, workflow and a fair few trials to overcome inside, just like Cake Smash A. Both shoots and a full edit of one of the images is available for Premium Members lower down in this post, so buckle up and get ready for a right old mess MTog’s! [I’ve also popped my core workflow Photoshop actions into this post too, with the video – make sure you are logged in]

If you’re not logged in and signed up as an MTog, this is where we’ll leave you, I hope you’ve enjoyed watching some Beanie time, and here are a few photo’s for you to peruse: