First Birthday Cake Smash {Brailey}

Are you interested in booking a first birthday cake smash for your little one? If you are, I’m your gal!! I do around 4-5 first birthday cake smashes per month in my Barrington, IL studio, and they’re some of my most favorite sessions to photograph! There’s nothing like marking the first birthday of your little one with this type of photography session–it’s such a fun, momentous occasion, and sometimes we need a little bit of fun after a year of sleepless nights and newness.


To be honest, not all babies are a huge fan of eating that sugary goodness—but we always manage to get a few smiles and cute grins—how you ask? Well, during the first birthday cake smash session, often times I stick puffs and/or little cheerios (or whatever your kiddos likes!!) into the cake…and then they get more comfortable and go at it.

It was a full session, but I just included around 10 images as many times parents choose a mini-session for this type of photo session. Mini sessions for first birthday cake smash sessions include 10 images (OK so 20 with black and white then included). You get all the digital files, so you can print where you’d like! Also, included is a print credit of $50 so you can get a few high quality, professional prints–but no obligation to use it—again, you have the rights to print the images where ever you’d like! The price for a first birthday cake smash mini is $200 (again, you’re getting 10 images downloadable to your computer, and a $50 print credit!). I try and keep things low-fuss, so if you’d like, for $50 extra dollars I can purchase a cake (decorated to your liking/theme) ahead of schedule and have it ready to go00-included in this $50 upgrade is a custom banner, and a few other props to make things special for your child’s milestone.

Here are a few examples from Brailey’s first birthday cake smash. I’m only going to post the images in black and white because I really think her face says it all…no need to even see the color versions to tell that Brailey loved her first birthday cake smash!!! Enjoy!!
First birthday cake smash

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