Milestone / Birthday Sessions 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.

My most typically recommended package is to use a Mini Session (30 minutes) which is perfect for this. It allows time for 2ish outfit changes, plus a change into the 3rd smash outfit. In my studio, I can set up a couple different props/backdrops to change the look a bit.

I will say this - I'm not an all inclusive milestone session photographer. I do NOT provide the cake, any particular decor, outfits, etc. I'm always up for any ideas you may have, but simply do not have that many options in my prop closet 😃.

Wanna chat? Email me and lets get this set up 😃.

**Mom provided the outfits and the banner. All props are mine!

This little guy rocked his session and went with the more simple look! ALL props were mine except for what he was wearing (including the 1 hat). The cake stand is mine, but the cake came from Market Street (highly recommend!)

This family decided to jump in for a few family shots! Because of this, there was no additional set up/banners/decor besides the cake. Mom provided the cake, cake stand and the outfits.

Mmom provided the cake, cake stand and the outfits.

Siblings jumped in for this milestone session, and therefor only had 1 outfit change. This back drop (the white with the greenery and the striped floor) I do own. Mom provided the outfits and the cake, cake stand and the leaves around the cake.

Another family jumped in for some shots, and therefore only had 1 outfit change. Mom generously donated the white tub and the blue/clear balls to my prop closet if you'd like to use them too!

This session had a milk bath after the cake smash session, so therefore only had 1 outfit change (to take off the dress and get into the bath). I have the milk tub. Mom provided the cake stand, cake, outfits, and the milk 😃

I hope this helps in your decision making! I hope to see you and your little one soon! xoxo Christie