1 Year/Cake Smash

What to Expect- 1 Year/Cake Smash Session

When should I book my 1 year/cake smash session?

These sessions can be booked either before or after child’s birthday. If you are wanting to use the images for their party then I suggest booking the session between 4-6 weeks before child’s party. The 1 Year/Cake Smash session that is part of the First Year package expires 1 month after child's birthday.

What do I need to bring to my session?

You will need to bring all the decor you plan to use for child’s party such as banners and props. I don’t have a lot of props for children this age. I do have a couple of child sized chairs and stools/crates for them to sit on.

How many outfits can I bring?

For mini session: 1-2 outfits depending on time

For full session: I suggest about 2-3 outfits for the casual shots and then whatever you plan for child to wear during the cake smash part of the session (tutu, bloomers, blue jeans, etc).

Do I need to provide the cake for the cake smash?

Yes! You will need to bring a smash cake :)

I do have a couple of cake stands to choose from if you would like to use one of mine. (Gold, white, and a tree slice)

When is the best time to do an outdoor session?

Outdoor sessions are done as close to sunset as we can get. During the summer time that means about 7:00. Most children this age go to bed around that time. I highly suggest moving around your child’s schedule for that day and doing a late nap so they aren’t cranky for their late session.

When do you offer indoor/studio sessions?

Indoor/studio sessions are done Monday-Friday at 10:00 at my studio. I do not offer studio sessions on the weekends or in the afternoons.

Can we take some family and/or sibling shots?

We can take 1-2 shots of the family and/or sibling but most of these photos will be of the birthday boy/girl. I do charge an extra $50 for this if part of First Year Package.

How long does it take to get my images back?

You will be contacted once your session images are ready (3 weeks from session). While I know it is difficult to wait, all work is performed in order of service, and is impacted by the volume of clients seen in a given period as well as during holidays, where delays can be expected to filter down through all levels of production. I cannot promise a specific date images will be ready due to those circumstances. I do ask that you maintain that trust in me and receive my reassurance that I am doing our very best and working as fast as I can and will be in touch with you as soon as the images are ready.

Once your images are ready, I will arrange a pick up day and time at my studio during the week within normal business hours (Monday-Friday 10:00 am- 3:00 pm) If you cannot make it during those times then I will be happy to mail it as soon as I have it ready for an additional charge of $5.


Mini Session: 30 min session | 8-10 edited images via download link...$199 plus tax (this is a great option if you just want to capture the smash cake part of the session OR didn’t want to do a cake and just want a few 1 Year photos)

Full Session: 1 hour session | 20-25 edited images via download link..$299 plus tax

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jennifer carney