HERE’S THE SCOOP! A cake smash session is a wonderful way to get adorable once in a lifetime pictures! These images bring a smile to anyone’s face and make perfect gifts for your family. Cake smashes are fun for baby and parents, and provide a unique opportunity to capture your baby’s curiosity and personality. Many clients choose a cake smash session for documenting baby’s firrst birthday, while others see the session itself as the special occasion!
TIME: I don’t place strict limits on the session. The average session takes about an hour. We will start with your child in the special outfit that you choose to bring. Then we will do a few with the family and then lastly . . . we will do the cake smash. Ideally, baby will dig right into the cake and go all-out, but more often than not, things may need a little nudge from mom and dad. Sometimes a child won’t interact with the cake at all, and having a parent there to engage and encourage makes a world of difference. Because of this, we recommend that parents prepare to be photographed as well. Try dressing in colors that complement what your baby is wearing, and be ready for a bit of a mess!
WHAT TO WEAR: Choosing an out t for baby is just one enjoyable part of planning a cake smash session! Some tips:
• Choose colors that match or complement the cake.
• Ruffles, tulle, ribbon, and lace look fabulous on camera.
• Accessories such as headbands, necklaces, and cute shoes add detail and interest.
CAKE: The most important item needed for a cake smash session is the cake itself! Some guidelines:
• Lighter cakes (whites, yellows) photograph better and look more appropriate smeared on baby’s face.
BOOKING POLICY: To book a date, you need to submit a deposit (the full session fee). If you schedule your session at least 2 weeks prior to the date, you may mail a check, but will need to provide a credit card if you want to “hold” the date. If you book a date less in advance, you will need to pay with a credit card on the session date.
GIFT CERTIFICATE: Gift cards are available, and can be used for the session fee or package. Our gift cards come beautifully packaged with all necessary information.
CANCELLATION POLICY: All emergency appointment cancellations may be rescheduled. The client has up to 2 weeks to reschedule before losing the deposit. If the second appointment is also cancelled (or if a client schedules an appointment, pays the fee, but does not reschedule), the deposit is lost.