Cake Smash Sessions

Cake smash sessions are an absolute blast!  They’re one of my favorite sessions to do, and your toddler is bound to have a good time too – who doesn’t love a whole cake just for them?

First, we start with portraits of your one-year old.  Then it’s time for the cake smash!  Afterwards, we’ll finish up the session with a bubble bath, which also makes for great photos.

what to expect at your cake smash session

For cake smash sessions, we start with regular portraits before the cake comes out, either outside or inside my studio.  We can add family pictures at no additional cost – oftentimes we’ll do family photos outside and then come inside for portraits of your on-year-old, but we can mix and match locations as desired.

Then it’s time for the cake smash!  Using an actual cake is traditional for these shoots, but we can do other foods if you prefer and make the smash session our own – I’ve done donut smash sessions and even spaghetti smash sessions.  This part of the session can be done indoors or outdoors.

I like to make cake smash sessions as easy as possible for parents by doing simple, clean setups. You’re welcome to provide your own props if desired, but a perk of a Liz by Design cake smash session is that I can utilize countless props from my studio. I can provide simple decorations like cake plates, balloon clusters, flowers, a number 1 to place in the middle of the cake, etc.  If you don’t want to think about bringing props, don’t worry – I’ve got it covered!

I can also provide the cake for your session if desired (provided that there are no allergies of concern).

When the actual smashing of the cake is done, don’t worry about having to take home a sticky, icing-covered baby.  I offer in-studio bubble baths, which we’ll include as part of your photo session too.

Any outfit you’d like to borrow from my client closet is also available for your cake smash session.  I’ll launder them for you afterwards too!

Professional Prints: Keepsakes That Last a Lifetime

As a photographer, I strive not only to take photos that you can cherish forever, but also to provide my clients with a special experience during our time together.  A photography session with Liz by Design is much different than your standard “standing in place while I simply take your photo.” A session with me becomes an experience that you won’t forget.  I promise that we’ll have fun together, creating an adventure that you (and your loved ones) will truly enjoy!  And after our session and your reveal, you’ll be able to leave with heirloom albums, wall art and museum-quality prints.


Cake Smash Photography with Liz by Design

I’ve devoted myself to capturing real, raw moments through my photos. It would be my honor to capture priceless memories for you and your loved ones.

I offer a variety of sessions, from newborn to family to boudoir and more!  Take a peek at my offerings to learn more about reveal and ordering appointments.

Do you have questions about scheduling a session with me?  Is there anything else I can help with?  Please don’t hesitate to reach out – I’d be happy to hear from you!

Liz is very professional, creative and has a gorgeous studio. I can’t believe she got our serious little lady to smile! We absolutely loved our family and cake smash photos.”

-Jeanne U.

Scheduling a Cake Smash Session

I would love to work with you and your little one!  Please reach out to schedule a session with me.  (Note: I am usually booked out 4-6 weeks in advance).

Looking forward to meeting you!