What to Expect

Cake smash sessions

What better way is there to celebrate baby’s first birthday than with a giant cake packed full of sugar?

Cake smash sessions are typically taken around 12 months old but can be taken sooner if you’d like to use the photos for their birthday announcements. 

Each session includes a white cake and a minimalist setup. When you arrive we will start with a few photos of your baby on a fluffy rug, in a rocking char, playing with toys, etc. I always take a few simple shots before they dig into the cake and are covered from head to toe!

Once we bring out the cake…that’s when the fun begins! The more covered they are by the end of the session the better! Most little ones will take a few minutes to get used to it and then they go to town. Mama – I know you’ll stress about them smearing icing everywhere but trust me…IT’S OKAY! My studio is washable and everything in it can be cleaned. 

We’ll try to keep him/her on the backdrop…but it’s not the end of the world if there’s cake everywhere at the end. That’s what we’re here for. 

My studio is stocked with a few 12 and 18 month outfits for boys and girls. When we begin planning your session I’ll send over outfit options. From there, you can choose what you like or you’re welcome to bring one from home. 

After your session I will create a customized proofing gallery just for you. Within 1 month we will schedule a time to meet again in the studio and go over your images over coffee and doughnuts. This is known as your ordering session. You will review your photos and only purchase the images you are in love with. We offer a wide variety of custom products in addition to digital only collections.

Each client ordering appointment will feature our exclusive reveal wall with matted folio prints of your images that you will be able to feel and use to create a custom folio package. Grandparents and/or family are welcome at these ordering appointments as well to join in on the experience. 

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