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Cake Smash Client Guide

Beautiful baby girl eating strawberries, strawberry cake, cake smash, first birthday

Happy Very 1st Birthday Baby!! Such an exciting time and what better way to capture such a monumental milestone then smashing and eating cake and taking a bubble bath!

Please contact me at your earliest convince to discuss any theme or color choices you might have. I love everything from minimalist to whimsical while keeping the main focus on your little one.



baby girl eating ice cream cake, pink, pastel, ice cream first birthday party, cake smash

After we have planned out your theme, outfit, and cake I will send you an invoice for deposit and set our appointment day and time.

Cake Smash Sessions typically take about 40 mins including bath time, although we block off up to 1 hour. We will start with portraits, then cake smashing, and finish off with the miniature clawfoot tub bubble bath.

I encourage a separate, neutral outfit for portraits at the beginning of the session unless getting changed is baby's least favorite activity. Please avoid bright colors, busy patterns, and logos as they are distracting from your little one's natural beauty. You have the option to bring your child’s outfit or choose from one in my collection.  

After a few clean face portraits it will be time to change baby in to his/her smashing outfit. You will be asked to bring a bottle or sippy cup and a favorite dry snack such as Cheerios or Puffs in case baby needs a little incentive to dig in; most do.  

When baby is finished smashing it’s time for the splash --- baby will get all cleaned up in a bubble bath. These photos are taken on the same setup as the cake smash; most babies love the splash! I use Johnson & Johnson bubble wash, if your child has any skin sensitivity please feel to bring your baby wash from home. I will provide towels and wash cloths. Parents will want to dress in clothing they don’t t mind getting messy in or bring a change of clothes. 


Wild one boys cake smash with jaemie hillbish photography. Cake, moss letters, first bithday, bubble bath, splash, where the wild things are.

Ready to book?

Great! The earlier you book, the more time I will have to plan for your custom set up. If you need images for a birthday party I would suggest booking the session 3 weeks prior to have time to edit and print your gallery. I look forward to creating a once in a lifetime memory! 

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