Cake Smash Sessions

September 13, 2019 Baby, Cake Smash, First Birthday

What is a Cake Smash?

A cake smash session is when we do your baby's first birthday session with cake. When choosing a photographer for your cake smash, make sure that you choose someone with the specific style you are looking for. I like a more natural/simple style for cake smashes. I love simple and delicate decor that wont lose our focus which is your baby. We are not here to photograph a variety of props, we are here to capture your baby in their moment. I love doing a variety of backdrop colors and different props/outfits and you are welcome to bring anything too.


How does that work? During a Cake Smash Session we normally begin with some simple shots of the baby in different props, poses and outfits. I do offer props and outfits, however, parents are recommended to bring 1-2 outfits of choice in case baby doesn't fit in the studio's outfits or if the parents simply want their own.

How many backdrops or setups do we do? I love to do a variety of 3-4 backdrops for babies and clients have the option to pick what backdrops they'd like to do. You can view the backdrop options on this link.

How long does a Cake Smash Session last? This session typically runs approximately 45-60 minutes long. We begin with simple shots and then cake at the end. These sessions are fast, babies get impatient and grumpy after a while so we need to ensure they are happy by doing it quickly.

What do I need to bring? You can bring 1-3 outfits of choice if you'd like, cake and balloons. If you are bringing balloons 6 -8 balloons is more than enough.

Where can I order the cake? I always recommend clients to get their cakes at Wegmans. My favorite one is Pittsford Wegmans and they can take orders last minute if you need it soon. You can do ombré style or any kind you'd like. If you want something more custom, I always recommend Shell's Sweets (she's in Henrietta) but you do need to order it early.