When is the best time to schedule a Cake Smash session?
It is best to schedule your child’s cake smash session about one to two months ahead of time. I do tend to book up in advance. Cake Smash sessions are scheduled based on the best time around their nap. I do offer weekend dates on a limited basis, for an additional fee.
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 (if opting out of the cake provided with the session), a towel for the bubble bath and snacks such as puffs and water for your child.
Do you provide the set up/props for the session or do I need to?
All set ups and props are styled and provided by me. You have the option to choose either a theme (no characters) or a color scheme.
If I would like to provide my own cake, 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. Please avoid all red, black and brown/chocolate icing.
Do I need to bring any special outfits for my child?
Nope! I have plenty to choose from in my studio which matches my photographic style. I have suspender shorts for boys and tutu’s and rompers for girls.
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!