at Christie Gare Photography
I've had a lot of requests lately for info about cake smashes/ birthday sessions at my studio! I thought I'd write a quick post, with photos of course, to help explain!
1) First Things First - Cake or No Cake?
Your first decision to make is if you want to have a cake smash or not!
This will help you decide how many outfits you should pick out, if family/siblings will be included, etc.
Scroll down if you're not looking for a cake to discuss options!
2) CAKE SMASH options
You decided you want a cake smash. YAY! So fun!
Option 1: BIRTHDAY BABE ONLY
(scroll down to read about family photo add ons)
My recommendation is my Mini Session (30 minutes) which is perfect for this. It allows time for 2 outfits for "non cake" photos and 1 outfit for cake smashing. In my studio, I can set up a couple different props/backdrops to change the look a bit.
Option 2 - CAKE SMASH WITH FAMILY PHOTOS
Want some family pics? Sure thing! Just only bring 2 outfits total (instead of 3)-- 1 outfit for babe with the family and some individual pics, then 1 cake smash outfit. With adding family/sibling photos, we will not have as much variety of birthday babe alone. FYI - no family outfit changes. This part of the session will be about 10-15 minutes.
ALL of the pictures posted below are MY props in MY studio - the one balloon stools/rugs, basketsetc. I did not provide the outfits, cake toppers, or cakes.
For more details on my tiny but mighty studio and the props I have on hand, check out this link.
Blog post of mine on some tips for a great cake smash session! Tips for a Cake Smash Session
30 Minute Milestone Sessions
Maybe your little one isn't a year old yet, but you want to capture some of the adorable personality they are developing! Mini Session (30 minutes) which is perfect for this. You can involve siblings, family, and /or an outfit change or two, with props! *Please no family outfit changes. Just milestone babe.
ALL of the pictures posted below are MY props in MY studio - I did not provide the outfits or headbands or banners. For more details on my tiny but mighty studio and the props I have on hand, check out this link.
Images below are from a sweet 6 month milestone with family photos!
10 Minute Milestone Sessions
(1 0 minutes) is perfect for this and is budget friendly. No outfit changes for these sessions - time goes quick and I want to capture as much as I can in 10 minutes for you!
ALL of the pictures posted below are MY props in MY studio in 1 -10 minute studio - I did not provide the outfits. For more details on my tiny but mighty studio and the props I have on hand, check out this link.