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Updated: Feb 14, 2020

Our one of a kind cake smash sessions are designed with the family's style in mind, detailed, and unique to fit their child’s personality.


It is our recommendation that parents allow 3-4 weeks for planning a cake smash session, and book their sessions at least three weeks prior to any planned party date (if they plan to use the photos in conjunction with the event). We are most successful documenting within the ages of 11-12 months.

Timeless Portrait Set

Depending on the portrait package selected, usually the first half of the session is a timeless portrait segment - We provide one setup that is chosen by either the parent or photographer, and the outfit is provided by the mom unless otherwise coordinated with photographer. This set can be different or the same as the cake smash set. The use of available props is at the discretion of the parent and we encourage the family to bring their baby's' favorite item, which may or may not be included in a couple photographs. Available props include seated props (chairs, stools, benches) wash basin, number and name signs, wooden boxes, floral, and various colorful accents.

Choosing your setup for Timeless Portraits

I have listed our inventory below - most selections can be used as a floor or backdrop depending on orientation and size. If the client doesn't have a strong preference, then I pick a couple options to coordinate with the cake smash set.

Please note that due to a variety of monitor settings, the color of the backdrop as seen on your monitor, may slightly vary from the actual printed color. Examples of in use backdrops can be provided upon request. Most solid colors can be slightly modified during the editing process.

The Cake Smash Set

We currently offer three package options for cake smash session:

Just the Cake - A classic setup, styled with the use of a limited backdrop selection. Includes photographer time, setup, and cleanup.

Simple Smash - A simple yet elegant setup, styled using a neutral-color backdrop, color-themed décor (poofs, banner/garland, confetti, balloons/balloon garland), and use of available props. Includes portrait segment and cake smash in a studio setting. Includes photographer time, setup, and cleanup.

Epic Smash - A detailed theme setup, styled using a solid color or printed backdrop and use of coordinating props and decor to compliment theme. Includes portrait segment and cake smash in a studio setting. Includes photographer time, setup, and cleanup.

All cake smash sessions include full body shots, close ups of messy faces, and some pretty funny action shots. If the parents are looking for a minimalist style cake smash session, the Simple Cake Smash is the way to go. If the parents want a one of a kind, never seen before, wow the pants off their family when they see the gallery style cake smash session, then they definitely need the Epic Cake Smash.