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A Milestone To Celebrate with a Cake Smash Photo Session


One of the most popular ways to celebrate a baby’s first year is with a cake smash photo session. These sessions are a fun way to commemorate this special milestone, and they also make for some really beautiful photos.

A baby’s first year is filled with so many amazing milestones – from their first smile and giggle to their first steps and words. It’s a time of rapid growth and development, and it’s also a time to celebrate!

If you’re thinking about booking a cake smash photo session for your little one, keep reading! In this article, I tell you everything you need to know about these special milestone sessions.

cake smash milestone photo session

What is a cake smash?

A cake smash part of the one year milestone photo session where your baby gets to “smash” a small cake, usually with their hands, feet, or any part of their body they choose (haha). These sessions are always done on a white or light-colored background so that the cake stands out in the photos. It’s important to note that not all babies enjoy cake smashing – some of them may be a bit hesitant or even scared of the cake. That’s normal! Just go with the flow and let your baby take the lead. If they seem to be enjoying it, great! If not, no worries – there are plenty of other milestone photo sessions you can do with your little one.


Why have a cake smash for your baby’s first year? There are a few reasons why cake smashes have become such a popular way to celebrate a baby’s first year. First, it’s a fun activity that both you and your baby will enjoy. It’s also a great way to get some adorable photos of your little one. Another reason to do a smash cake is that it’s a great way to commemorate your baby’s first year. This milestone is such a special time, and it’s nice to have some beautiful photos to look back on. Finally, cake smashes are a great opportunity to get creative! You can get creative with the cake design, the decorations, and the props. It’s a fun way to express your unique style and personality and to make the photos your own.

How to plan for a one year milestone session?

  • If you’re thinking about booking a one year photo session, there are a few things you’ll need to do to plan and prepare. First, you’ll need to choose the time of the day baby is the happiest for the session. It’s best to book your session a few months in advance so that I have time to plan and prepare for your little one’s session. These sessions are done in my studio in Morgan City. Finally, the cake! I do supply cakes with the cake smash add-on. You are more than welcome to bring your own if you choose.


  • 1. Do I need to bring anything to the session? No, I will provide everything that you need for the session.


  • 2. How long will the cake part of the session take? This portion of the session will usually take about 30 minutes. However, the entire session will likely take about 1-2 hours.


  • 3. How much does a cake smash add-on cost? The cost of the smash cake add-on option is $100, which includes the decorations and cake.


  • 4. What if my baby doesn’t like the cake? That’s totally normal! Not all babies enjoy getting messy with cake. Just go with the flow and let your baby take the lead. If they seem to be enjoying it, great! If not, no worries!


  • 5. Do I need to bring a cake? No, I will usually provide the cake. However, you can bring your cake if you choose to.


Let’s plan your little one’s cake smash today! Contact me

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