top of page


About Smash Cake Photo

Capturing images of your baby turning one with their very first birthday cake is such a precious memory. Your baby will have lots of fun with a cake while they study it, touch it, smash it, eat it, and cover themselves in all that colorful, sticky yumminess. There is a lot involved

in cake smash session and a lot of images are shot, for this reason the session cannot be combined with any other type of session. The session will revolve around the birthday child only, no family or sibling poses can or will be included. The first reaction is the most important and this guarantees that the moment is captured! In order to capture the most natural expressions, our photo shoots typically last 30 min in the studio.

Tips for Best Smash Cake Photo

  • Outfit for the cake portion should be something simple, and that you won’t mind getting a little messy.

  • Not all children will play in the cake, some children will actually spend more time eating the cake. This is perfectly okay and still makes for cute pictures! There is also the possibility that you child will want very little to nothing to do with the cake, that too is okay! Most parents come expecting their child to dig right in and play and get messy – this is not always the case! Each and every smash cake session is entirely unique!

  • We will ask during this portion of the session that you stand behind us very quietly and let us commend the attention of the child, if possible. The goal is to get as many shots as possible of the child looking at the camera, rather than at you.

Session Detail

Before the session: Sometimes baby is sick but don’t worry we can always reschedule and make it work. Just send us email! Please bring the cake, decorations, balloons and diaper cover or outfits to wear for cake smash and 2 towels. We have some of outfits and party hats that you are welcome to use.

After the session: A password protected online gallery will be available for you to share with family and friends after approximately 2 weeks after your session. When payment for your print is made, please allow 2 to 3 weeks for delivery of print enlargements. Orders will not be placed until payment is received in full.


Our Portfolio

Next Steps...

If you’d like to discuss about your photo session,  you can either send me an email or give us a call to (408)748-4797. Email is usually a good bet to begin with as then we can send you more information about how we work! We look forward to hearing from you!

Please note, our studio is by appointment only.

bottom of page