Cake smash sessions can be kept simple or themed with a fun setup! The first half of the session I will focus on the birthday boy/girl. After that, we will start smashing cakes and having fun! These sessions can take place indoors at my home studio or outdoor at a location of your choice.
Do you have a water baby?
Our cake smash sessions now include complimentary bath photos while we clean up your little one! Most babies absolutely love this part of the session - and we do, too! Sit back and enjoy watching them splash and play while I capture their sweet innocent nature, chubby rolls, and adorable smiles!
- Typically there are two outfits for a cake smash: A cute first birthday outfit for portraits, and the cake smash "attire" (usually a diaper cover/bloomers). The first group of shots we get will be portraits of your baby dressed in a cute outfit for a couple traditional first birthday portraits. Then we take a few minutes to change your baby into their cake smash "attire". We have a number of outfits available - please do ask about them!
- We have solid background colors available with simple decorations included at no additional cost. Please let us know ahead of time what color scheme you prefer so we can make sure we have those colors in stock. If you would prefer a themed session with a special backdrop (lumberjack, farm, characters, floral, etc.), please let us know well in advance. There may be an additional charge for a backdrop that goes with your theme. Please keep in mind that it takes several weeks to receive a new backdrop order!
- Most babies simply wear a diaper cover, bloomers, a tutu or cloth diaper for the cake smash. A gDiaper or other color or pattern-coordinating cloth or designer diaper is fine. Some parents prefer to do the cake smash with the baby fully clothed instead of in a diaper, and this is totally fine with us. Just be aware that the clothes and diaper cover may be stained by the icing coloring.
- We are happy to provide a small smash cake for an additional fee. Otherwise, you are responsible for ordering and picking up the smash cake from a professional bakery. Please avoid chocolate cake and please avoid fondant decorations (this can pose as a choking hazard). Whipped buttercream frosting works best with light cake colors. If you prefer to provide a home-baked cake yourself instead of a professional bakery, please make sure that no toothpicks or other structural items are placed inside the cake. Also please avoid lining the base plate with tin foil. A plain white plate or colors matching your session work best - please mention this to the bakery when ordering your cake.