Cake Smash Photography

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Babies change so fast and it’s so important to capture each and every milestone of them! 

I offer 3 different sessions for babies from 3 to 12 months old, starting from the Tummy Time Session, the second one is the Sitter Session, and last but not least, Cake Smash / First Birthday Session.

This is a great and exciting way to celebrate baby’s first year! We always have lots of fun during these birthday sessions, and you have two options for the cake smash photo shoot; Cake Smash Mini Session that includes one cake smash setup, for those who want only a few images of this special milestone or Cake Smash Full Session that includes beautiful portraits of your little one and family images besides the cake smash setup. 

For both options, I will provide the decoration and outfit based on the colours/theme of your choice. If you don't have any idea of what you want, don't worry, I'd love to send you some suggestions! I will also send you recommendations on the bakery and ideas for the cake.

I highly recommend to book your cake smash session at least 3 weeks in advance, so we have enough time to plan and order custom props if necessary.

If you only have availability on weekends, I recommend booking a Cake Smash session at least 2 months in advance due to high demand.

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Cake Smash mini sessions last 30 minutes and the only thing you need to bring is the cake (and joy, of course!).

Cake Smash full sessions last 60-90 minutes and all you have to bring is the cake and some outfits for your little one as we do a few setups before the cake comes out. This session is all about having fun!

If time allows, we can include some bath time shots at the end of the session. Even if your baby doesn't really enjoy the cake, the bath time is a great opportunity to get the best giggles (and believe me, it always works!)

What to Expect

Before the session, we will chat about your goals for the session as well as define props and colours that you like. This step can be done in person or through an online questionnaire, whichever works best for you. We will find a day and time that works for both of us to schedule your baby cake smash photography session. I will send you a “Preparation Guide” with more information about the session, how to prepare, what to bring, what to wear, etc. as well as suggestions for the bakery. Your booking is completed only after the online agreement is signed and a deposit is made, at least 7 days prior to the session.  

During the session relax and have fun! Make sure your baby is fed and get a good nap before the session.
Don’t assume they will dive right in. All parents hope that their little one will dive in and make a mess of the cake, that’s what you are paying for! But that doesn’t always happen and that’s okay. Not every child wants to dive right in and make a mess no matter what tricks we try. It’s important to know that even if they don’t turn their cake into a gooey pile of crumbs, I am still able to catch fun images of them poking at it or carefully picking bits of icing or decorations. It’s also a good idea to bring along a favourite toy and some snacks in case your little one needs some encouragement.
 
Come prepared for one heck of a mess. One thing parents don’t often realize is that they too will likely become covered in cake and icing during the session (picture your little miss or mister running/crawling straight towards you with icing coated hands), so a change of clothes for everyone, not just the birthday boy or girl, is a good idea. 

After the session, you can expect an e-mail from Amanda Dams Photography within 7 days with your password-protected online proofing gallery. The online proofing gallery has unedited images of your session to choose from. Your gallery will expire in 7 days and all orders and selections need to be made prior to the expiration of proofing gallery. Editing process will take 2-3 weeks after your selection. An USB drive with selected edited high-resolution images and all products from your package will be shipped to your home.

If you like to know more about prices and what is included in the Cake Smash Session, please visit the Cake Smash Investment page.

If you'd like to book a Cake Smash photo session, please don't hesitate to message me using our contact page.

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