Cake Smash Client Guide

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.



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 are scheduled for 60 minutes and take place in my home studio, Glen Allen VA. We will start with portraits, then the cake smashing, and finish off with the wash tub bubble bath.

I encourage a separate, neutral outfit for portraits at the beginning of the session. 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 they are finished smashing it is time for the splash --- they 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.


Ready to book?

Great! The earlier you book, the more time I will have to plan for your custom set up. If you need the images for their 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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