Cake smash photography sessions started in America a few years ago, but the trend has since made its way to Australian shores. The cake smash is usually done around the child’s first birthday, and the photos are often used on the first birthday party invitations, thank you cards or just to mark the milestone. It's often the first time a child has tasted cake and been allowed to do whatever they want with as much mess as possible! That said a Cake Smash can be enjoyed at any age and is becoming more popular with 2nd, 5th, 18th, 21st, 30th, 40th and 50th birthdays! And why not?!
My home studio and outdoor session are both located in Everton Park, Queensland 4053 or immediate surrounds. I do not currently offer travel or in-house sessions
Upon scheduling a session date and time an invoice will be emailed to you for a $100 non-refundable initial payment which you can pay by visa or mastercard. The balance of payment is due on the day of the session by card, or cash is also accepted. Should you prefer to pay by Electronic Funds Transfer please contact me for bank account details.
Contact 'Cake Smash with Kate' directly via the online enquiry form or via my Facebook page to discuss your request. I will advise my availability for a tentative session date and email a booking form for you to complete, which includes a selection of cake styles, theme and splash tub options etc to choose from. An invoice for $100 non-refundable initial payment to secure the session will also be sent by email to you. Ideally sessions would be booked two weeks before you would like your gallery available to allow for editing.
No. Cake ingredients include, but not limited to, wheat, gluten, milk and milk products, eggs, sugar and may contain traces of nuts. If you or your child have a food intolerance please contact me to discuss prior to booking. It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to advise of any dietary requirements or allergies. An alternate option would be a 'watermelon' smash otherwise you are welcome to bring along your own cake to the session.
Yes! I love it when parents get creative. You may wish to include a personalised name banner, novelty balloons, a toy, outfit or cake and I will do my best to incorporate these into the set for styling. Please also bring a towel, wet wipes and change of clothes for you both in case it gets messy!
Depending on your chosen package please allow 45 - 60 minutes session time. Please kindly aim to arrive 5 minutes prior to the scheduled session time to allow for any nursing or outfit change for bub.
There is a MAXIMUM two accompaning adult limit to a cake smash session. If there is an older sibling they may attend also but must be supervised. Too many people present can be distracting for both the cake smasher and myself as the photographer. The studio is also limited for space so there is a strict 2 accompanying adult limit, this is also for Covid-19 Social Distancing reasons.
An optional Parent/Sibling or Family Photo is included in my Cake Smash Packages (1 pose included). This is for immediate family only - parents/siblings of the cake smasher. The photo is taken at the beginning of a session. If in studio this is done seated on the cake smash set floor (shoes off please) or if outdoors this will be standing together. Further requests such as non-immediate family members, additional poses or variations of subjects etc may be denied or an additional fee of $50 per request to be paid on the day. Please contact me prior to the session if you have additional requests.
Alternatively consider booking a family session for another time.
I have a number of backdrops, props etc and constantly adding to my studio collection of items to incorporate. If you have a particular theme or set up idea please feel free to contact me to discuss and I will do my best or offer a similar alternative based on my style and options available. Also available are outfit options sizes 0-1 for bub to use during the session, or they may wear their own of course, just send me a pic so I can style cordinate.
Custom Name (cardstock) Cake Topper $20
Cake upgrades from $30
Twin Cake Smash (cake shared) +$50
Twin Cake Smash with 2nd cake +$75
Rush Editing within 48hrs $25
Additional 5-10 min family shoot time (outdoors) $50
9 Square Digital Collage $40
Additional Single Digital Images $20
All Edited Digital Images (50-60 approx) $100
Print packages from $50
Cake Smash weekend session fee $25
Your online gallery, sent via email, will include a selection of the best images of the day and I will do my best to include a variety of shots with the cutest expressions to select from. You will also receive a voucher code to use to select the number of images included in your purchased package with the option to purchase additional images of the whole gallery. Once 'checkout' is completed you will receive a further email with your images ready to download and ready for printing. Your gallery will be available online for 14 days.
Please allow 2 weeks for editing turnaround however if you need the images urgently then 'Rush' editing (within 48hrs) is available for an additional $25.
Print packages from $50, enquire now!
Images may be displayed on my website, social medial accounts, flyers, posters or to enter competitions. Further information included in my Terms and Conditions available on booking.
Every attempt is made on my part for your bub to enjoy the session however not every child is willing to dive right in and make a mess especially in front of camera! Sometimes a little help is needed with toys, music, snack/drink breaks or mum & dad getting involved in the fun. I am still able to capture some cute images even if bub is a little confused when presented with a delicious cake to smash!
A $100 non-refundable initial payment is required at time of booking to secure the session. The remaining balance is due on the day of the session by credit card or cash payment.
Please note a minimum of 24hrs notice is required should you be unable to attend the scheduled session for any reason, a session for a later date can then be arranged subject to availability. An additional $25 fee incurs if you notify within 24hrs that you are unable to attend the scheduled session for any reason as I am unable to freeze any iced cake. A fee to cover balloon costs may also apply. No refund or reshedule is given due to your child's mood on the day.