Cake Smash Sessions

1st Birthday Celebration Cake Smash Sessions

Celebrate your little ones 1st birthday with a special portrait session custom just for them!

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2 outfit changes and unique set ups, a customized set up to your theme or color preferences, and 30 final images with the print release for $350.

The cake is not provided.

Check out backdrop options here, customized requests are welcome as well.

What to bring…

Baby! Schedule your session for before or after your little ones nap so we have a happy party attender!

2 outfits, or use outfits from Kendall’s multiple options at the studio!

The cake! I will send you recommended bakeries and cake designs, but you must bring in the cake. I strongly suggest purchasing the cake from one of my recommended bakeries or a reputable baker.

A towel, we will do a quick bath at the end for clean up / more cute photos. Most babies love bath time and we get great smiles during this!

What to expect…

We will start off with the non-cake set up prior to digging into the cake. The first set up can be family portraits or a set up of just baby, weather permitting we can go outside. And then it will be time for cake! Some babies dig right in, some are more dainty with it, and some babies won’t even go by the cake. It might be messy so mom & dad should be prepared to get cake on their clothes as well. Your baby will likely crawl (or walk) off set multiple times, but that’s okay, we capture the chaos and that is the fun of it! It is always good to do a trail run at home a few days before the session with a cupcake, especially if your little one hasn’t had cake before. Often during the session we have to break a piece off for baby to get a first taste or mush their hands into it to get them started. After about 10 minutes of smashing we will get baby into a little tub for some splashing pictures and then clean up. Once the session is done I will professionally edit the finals and get them sent to you via an online gallery within 2 weeks of your session, from the gallery you are able to download the full resolution images and the print release or purchase professional quality prints through me.

Recommended Bakeries

You will want to order a 6 inch cake for your smasher. Buttercream frosting is soft and yummy for your little one to dig into, I suggest to not use fondant and to avoid red and dark brown colors. I will send you some design ideas to go along with the set up but ultimately it is up to you, the cake can be simplistic or all done up! Smash cakes range from $7 – $45 depending on the bakery and design. I have a few recommendations for local bakeries, Cakes by Brittney located in Waukesha, Sally’s Sweet Shoppe in Delafield / Genesee Depot, or your local Meijers / Pick n Save stores can make simple designs for a low cost.

Ready to start planning your little ones 1st birthday celebration cake smash session or have further questions?

Book now here, or email Kendall at