so much Fun to be one
because their first birthday only happens once
There is no better way to celebrate your baby's first birthday than with custom cake smash pictures. These sessions provide parents with a wonderful keepsake of their baby's first taste of cake. And they are so much fun! You'll want to capture images of your baby at this sweet and fleeting moment in time - there is no other birthday quite like their first. From colorful backdrops to personalized banners and other decorations, we will customize a set that is perfect for your baby.
Let them have Cake!
A "cake smash" is the name give to a popular trend in portrait photography where babies are photographed with their birthday cake. These sessions are typically styled with fun and festive setups and typically scheduled just before their first birthday. It's a fun way to commemorate this big milestone! Its called a cake smash because babies are allowed - in fact, encouraged - to smash their cake! Sometimes they get really into it and cake ends up everywhere. Other times, babies may need a little bit of encouragement to get going. No matter what they do, we capture adorable photos of it all!
A Sweet Celebration
You will get multiple setups included in your cake smash photo session. The first setup is to capture some clean, classic portraits of your baby like in a first year baby milestone session . We use a neutral-colored backdrop and a few simple props for them to sit on. Choose an outfit from my adorable studio wardrobe collection or bring your favorite outfit from home. Best of all, we can include some family pictures during this setup as well! It's the perfect time to get an updated family photo with your growing baby.
The second setup is the smash set. This gets a little more colorful and festive! I typically provide a backdrop and custom banner as well as a cute little cake stand. If your theme is more involved, you are welcome to bring additional decorations from home or have us do a custom style. I do ask parents to bring their own cake due to food allergies, as well as the smash outfit, which will end up covered in frosting. Don't worry, I'll provide tips on choosing the perfect cake and setup themes and ideas during our pre-session planning consultation.
To book a Cake Smash session with my studio, first you’ll pay a retainer fee to secure your date and begin the planning process. Our time together will include a design consultation, personalized styling and your custom portrait session. After the shoot you’ll receive a proofing gallery to view all of the images from your session. Simply choose your favorites along with the products you love most; art and files are sold separately and your total investment will depend on your final selections. Artwork options range from professional prints to handmade albums and custom wall art. Every image that you select also comes with the edited high resolution digital file with printing rights. The whole process is easy and I walk you through every step of the way.
Design Consultation to plan out your best session
Personalized Styling for your shoot
Studio Props, Backdrops and Accessories
Baby Wardrobe sizes 6-18 months
Custom Portrait Session for Baby + Family
Proofing Gallery to view and choose your images
Artwork Design and Ordering
Images sold separately
Ready? Let's do this!
If you love what you see and want to hold a spot, still have questions, or would just like to have an in-depth discovery call before booking, simply fill out the inquiry form below and I'll get in touch with you right away. Please let me know your baby's birthdate so I can check availability, and any other information you'd like to share with me. I can't wait to learn more about you and your family.
Your Questions, Answered
Your baby's first birthday will sneak up on you before you know it! I recommend to lock in a date and start planning it as early as possible. My calendar books out months in advance, and most families want the photos done and ready to share on their baby's first birthday. Please contact me when your baby is anywhere from 7-10 months for best availability and planning.
For the first setup, parents can choose an outfit from my baby wardrobe collection. I have an adorable selection of unique and handmade outfits for boys and girls that generally fit babies in size ranges 6-18 months. For the second setup, I ask parents to provide the smash outfit. This can simply be a diaper cover, onesie, pants, or a tutu skirt for girls. Boys look extra adorable in suspenders and a bowtie! We can discuss outfit ideas during our pre-session planning.
You can if you like! If you are ordering a custom banner or other decorations to use at your baby's birthday party, these can make excellent props. We will discuss ideas during the planning consultation. But don't worry, you don't need to bring anything extra if you would like us to cover the basics.
Absolutely! Every image in your order comes with the matching high resolution digital file with release. Digitals are delivered via a private online gallery.
Specializing in Newborn Photography, Baby Milestone Photos, and Cake Smash Photography. Based in Morris County, New Jersey.