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Cake smashes would have to be one of my favourite session's to shoot! Messy, fun, natural smiles and laughter.. what's not to love?!


I usually recommend them to be done around 11-12 months. At 11 months they can make great photographs to use for your 1st birthday invitations and at 12 months are a perfect celebration for bubs first birthday! I have recently teamed up with The Dessert Company to include a giant cupcake for all of my cake smash sessions. We use soft buttercream icing which makes it easy for bubs to smash. I advise against using red icing or chocolate cake as red can look a like blood and chocolate like poop! Another thing to keep in mind is that some food colouring (depending on the colour) can stain clothing so be prepared incase bubs outfit needs to be thrown out after the session.


As you can imagine bubs will be eating a large amount of sugar which is something that doesn't happen very often (if at all) therefore I like to book all cake smash sessions in around mid morning (11am) incase bubs is on a sugar high!


All cake smash sessions will be messy so please don't feel like its a problem! I advise for parents to bring a change of clothing as most of the time baby wont actually realise he/she is aloud to smash the cake and may need some assistance. Once the cake smash is complete I also include a bath session to get bub nice and clean!


Also please be advised for safety reasons it is up to the parent / guardian to ensure that bubs has no allergies before the cake is ordered. The Dessert Company and myself hold no responsibility for any allergic reactions. If you wish to contact Cassy from The Dessert Company prior to your session to discuss ingredients ect her Facebook page can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/dessertsrus/?fref=ts


Lastly I just wanted to add how much I LOVE to incorporate special themes into my cake smashe sessions! Some theme ideas / examples could be:

- Monsters

​- Construction

​- Micky / Mini Mouse

- Princesses / Frozen

​- Superheros (Batman, Superman, Spiderman ect)

- Sesame Street (or a particular TV character)


Cake Smash Collections


Option One $450


​- One hour session time which includes pre cake smash portraits, the cake smash itself, followed by a mini bath session 

- Editing time along with 30+ images on an online proofing gallery for your selection

​- 1 Boutique Keepsake album personalised with your choice of front cover design 

- 10 5x7 inch matted prints (to go inside your album)

​- A 10x10 inch fine art printed collage 

- 25 high res images on a beautiful personalised keepsake USB

​- A giant cupcake to use on the day

- A bunting to use on the day from the talented Kara at Kardan Creations! Her gorgeous work can be seen here: http://www.facebook.com/kardancreations3350/?fref=ts 

- An outfit to use on the day (nappy cover with suspenders or tutu)


Option Two $350


- 45 minute session time which includes pre cake smash portraits, the cake smash itself followed by a mini bath session

- Editing time along with 25+ images on an online proofing gallery for your selection 

- 1 11x14 inch fine art print

​- 1 8x12 inch Basic Lustre prints 

- 20 high res images via digital download

- A giant cupcake & bunting to use on the day





Option Three $250


- 30 Minute session time which includes mini cake smash and mini bath session 

- 15 images via digital download

​- A giant cupcake to use on the day



​**Please note all cake smash sessions require a $50 non-refundable booking fee paid upfront to secure your session. The booking fee is then deducted from the total amount due which is payable in full on the day of your session.**


Pricing updated Jan 2018