Cake Smash Session | FAQs
What is the pricing for your Cake Smash Session?
You can find all the collection details and pricing here.
When is the best time to schedule a Cake Smash session?
It is best to schedule your child’s cake smash session about a month ahead of time. I do tend to book up in advance. Cake Smash sessions are scheduled during the week, in the morning, based on the best time around their nap. I do offer weekend dates on a limited basis, for an additional fee, and those sessions are scheduled at 10am only.
How many set ups does the session include?
We normally do three set ups. One focusing on the child alone, the cake smash and bubble bath at the end.
What do I need to bring to my Cake Smash session?
You will need to bring the cake, a towel for the bubble bath and snacks such as puffs and water for your child.
Do you set up themes for the cake smash portion?
For the cake smash portion of the session, I do not focus on particular themes as that is not my personal style. I focus on the moment and on the child having a fun time with the cake, their expressions and details. I always use either a white or ivory backdrop, cake stand, and a matching banner based on the color of the cake. I do provide shorts and tutus for the kids to wear.
What type of cake should I bring?
The cake should be 5-6” with a soft butter cream icing and a light color cake inside (no red velvet). It does not need to be anything fancy, and most local bakeries should be able to make something simple. If you prefer, you are also able to bring a homemade cake. Please leave the cake at room temperature about 2 hours before the session to ensure the frosting is nice and soft.
Do you include parent or sibling shots?
At this time, cake smash sessions only focuses on the baby. Parents and siblings are not included.
Do I need to bring any special outfits for my child?
No. I have plenty to choose from in my studio which matches my photographic style and aesthetic. Most of the outfits you see on my images have been provided by me.
Any tips on how to prepare my child for their Cake Smash Session?
It is a good idea to do a trial run at home a few days before with a cupcake with frosting. Some kids have never had sweets before, or have a hard time feeling dirty or messy. Giving them a chance to experience these sensations for the first time at home can make it easier on the day of the session.
My child has a small scratch/bruise or their face, is that ok?
I know kids at this age are on the move! Lots of falling and tripping. If you child has a small mark on their face, do not worry as I am able to touch it up in post.
What if my child is sick?
A healthy child is a happy child. Please let me know within 24hrs of your session if your child is sick, has a runny nose, or cough, so we can reschedule your session. Since I work very closely with newborns or other children, I need to be extra diligent in protecting these precious little beings. It is to my discretion to reschedule the session if the child appears to be sick at the time of the session. Thank you for keeping me and my family healthy too!