Wow! Your little one is turning one and you have officially survived your first year! Where is your cake!?!? The first year is definitely something to celebrate, and whether you choose to do it with a cake or not, this is not a session you will ever forget. Your little one’s personality is really starting to bloom and why not document this moment! My cake smashes are some of my favorite sessions and I put a lot of time and creativity in each one. I create all of my setups, making each session special for my clients. Once the deposit has been paid, we will spend some time planning what theme, colors, props, you would like. Then I get to work. I make some props and shop for the rest. I do have outfits available for your baby to wear at no additional cost. They are not themed, but they are timeless and beautiful (yes, even the boys!). For allergy reasons, I do not provide the cake for these sessions, but I always recommend Publix for an affordable, simple cake. I recommend a 6 or 8 inch, 2 layer cake with buttercream or whipped icing. These photograph the best and make the best mess! Once you schedule your session, be sure to read all of my tips at the bottom of this page. They really help! A $100 non-refundable retainer is due to schedule your session
SCHEDULING YOUR SESSION : “All sessions require a $100 non-refundable booking retainer to secure your session date and time. Outdoor sessions may be rescheduled due to weather, so keep that in mind when selecting your date. Weekend sessions are an additional fee when booking.
PROOF GALERY : Within a week after your session, an online proofing gallery will be provided to you to view all the unedited images that came out from your session and you will have up to one week to select your final images for editing. At this time, you will also have the option to purchase additional images if you wish. Once you select your images, it will take 1 to two weeks for editing to be complete.
FINAL IMAGES : When I have finished editing your selected images, I will send you an email with an online gallery to view and download your images. Images are high resolution jpeg files and can be printed up to 20×30 in size. Your final gallery will include the option to purchase high quality professional prints at a discounted rate. You will also be able to download the images to your computer to save and order at any time. The final gallery will be open for two weeks, then will expire and I will store your edited images for 1 year in case you need to download them again. Unedited images are kept for 3 years and then purged.
PRINTS AND ALBUMS : Contact me for albums for your newborn and cake smash sessions.
View Our Cake Smash Checklist
View Tips on Preparing for Your Cake Smash
CAKE IS NOT PROVIDED BY PHOTOGRAPHER – Due to allergies with babies, I am not able to provide cakes for my sessions. I can recommend some local bakers if you need recommendations, and I always love a simple cake smash cake from Publix. Cakes should be 2 to 3 layers, at least 6 or 8 inches round, and use buttercream or whipped icing to get a messier baby. Fondant icing is usually hard and does not make a mess.
FIRST BIRTHDAY SESSION PACKAGES
STUDIO CAKE SMASH
Sessions include up to 1 hour in the studio (including clean up)
Includes up to 15 edited images
Includes online gallery with print release
For cake smash sessions, I do have a selection of outfits for babies in sizes 6 months to 18 months. Please contact me if you would like to use one of these outfits in your session. There is no additional fee for the use of my outfits.
Contact me for themes, props, and setup ideas. Pictures are taken of your baby before the cake smash so you can have some beautiful, clean pictures of your baby as well.
OUTDOOR CAKE SMASH
Can be done at the beach, or a local park
With weather and bugs always being a factor in these sessions, I do keep the studio available as a back up option.
Contact me if you would like to plan your baby’s cake smash session outdoors.
FIRST BIRTHDAY SESSION ADD-ONS
Available add ons for your cake smash session can be the bath after the smash, a milk or fruit bath, and a family mini in the studio before the smash.
Add a bath session to your cake smash.
Includes setup, tub, water or milk, and fruit or flowers!
Up to 30 minutes
Up to 8 additional high resolution digital images
Baby is cleaned up after cake smash and tub is setup for session with different backdrop/setting.
BATH AFTER THE SMASH
Add a bath mini to the end of your cake smash session.
Includes tub, water, and bubbles!
Up to 15 minutes
Up to 5 additional high resolution digital images
After baby finishes cake smash, I will bring in the bath tub and set it up over the mess. Baby will be undressed and placed in the tub to splash and have some fun while getting clean!
FAMILY MINI BEFORE THE SMASH
In the studio before the smash session