Cake Smash Sessions

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Cake Smash Sessions

Your baby is turning ONE. Want to do a memorable photo shoot? Let them have a ball eating up their very own birthday cake. The Cake Smash session is a fun way to celebrate your baby becoming a toddler.

  • Pre-session consultation
  • Session questionnaire
  • One child only, unless twins
  • Monday – Friday (ask about premium weekend availability)
  • Options to purchase additional images
  • Online Gallery
  • Personal printing rights
  • Full sized bathtub for cleanup

All sessions have a $100 NON-REFUNDABLE RETAINER FEE to be placed on the calendar along with a signed contract.  The retainer fee is not an additional fee, it will come off the original session fee. The remaining balance is due prior to the beginning of your session. I only except cash for the exact amount if you choose to pay at the beginning of your session. This fee is not refunded if you cancel your session. Please read and refer to your contract.

NOTE: A cake smash takes coordination on both our parts. I will coordinate the backdrop with your cake colors/theme but I will need to know three weeks before your scheduled session what your colors and theme are so I have time to gather or make what is needed.

Simple Cake Smash – $275
  • 1 set/outfit, custom setups not available.
  • Basic set (White on White, or Simple set up with banners and/or balloons.
  • Does not include balloon garland
  • Pre-smash and smash photos on the same set
  • Cake not provided
  • 10 digital images via download upon completion of editing
Standard Cake Smash – $400
  • 2 sets/outfits (one simple set up and one cake smash set up)
  • Custom themed setups are an additional cost.
  • Can include balloon garland.
  • Online ordering
  • 15 digital images via download upon completion of editing
Add ons:
  • Splash Session: $70 and 3 digital images
  • Custom/Themed Sets: Billed at cost/time
  • Sibling or Family Photos* $15 per extra person

*Covers the additional time photographing and editing. Does not include any additional images. Note this is not a full family session but adds 2 to 3 family proof images to your gallery. Check out our Family sessions for a full family gallery.

Milestone sessions are scheduled on weekdays only.

Additional digital images and heirloom quality print products are available for purchase, but no further purchase is required beyond the initial session fee.

Cakes are the responsibility of the client. Please read the tips below when ordering your cake. For your convenience I have listed some cake providers.

Local Cake Providers:
Dani’s Little Cakes Co – Lester Prairie

Other Cake Providers:

The Thirsty Whale Bakery – Minneapolis

Clover Meadow Bakery – Maple Lake

Something sweet by Maddie Lu – Coon Rapids

Nadia Cakes – Maple Grove

Sugar Shake – Monticello

Do you recommend a cake smash baker not listed here? Let me know and I can add their link.


  • Best cakes to smash are plain white/vanilla cakes. Avoid chocolate, red, or dark colored cakes.
  • Buttercream icing is perfect, avoid fondant as it is a choking hazard. Avoid colors such as red, black, brown, dark blue or other dark colors. These colors can stain skin, clothing and backdrops.
  • Best size cake is a 6″  two layered round cake or 6″ cupcake.
  • If you baby has allergies, make sure your baker knows what ingredients to avoid. If cake is not an option we can do other foods.

Check out our Milestone  Sessions – HERE

Check out our first year bundles – Watch Me Grow Sessions – HERE

Check out our Children/Tween Sessions (Children 2 years to 16) – HERE