First Birthday Cake Smash

Your baby is turing ONE!  Bring on the cake!  I love being able to help celebrate First Birthdays!    

Your child's First Birthday celebration should be the best!  Capture their First Birthday in style with a Cake Smash session!  

Your child's First Birthday celebration should be the best!  Capture their First Birthday in style with a Cake Smash session!  

Scheduling your session

Before your session, I would love to chat with you and find out exactly what you envision for your baby's First Birthday Cake Smash session.  The theme of the session is the most important!  The entire session is custom designed by you and created by me.  From the banner to the color of paper to the balloons, all decorations are included.  You just need to supply the outfits!  I have teamed up with some fantastic custom bakeries to make the smash cake to highlight this once in a lifetime milestone!  We'll talk about colors of outfits, where you would like to display your beautiful wall art from the session, and the location of the session (either in studio or on location).  I generally ask for 2-3 weeks notice to schedule your session, but I know sometimes life happens.  All portrait sessions can be scheduled months in advance.  There is a $200 session fee required to hold your date along with a signed contract, which I will send electronically.  Due to the preparation that is required for these sessions, I can not schedule a First Birthday cake smash within 10 days.

The day of the session

The cake is the best part of the cake smash session!  I can recommend a  bakery that specializes in custom themed cakes to highlight your baby's First Birthday celebration.

The First Birthday Cake Smash session is divided into three sessions:  nice portraits of siblings or mom and dad with the birthday child, the birthday child alone showcasing that they are turning ONE, and then the fun part - the cake!  The session generally takes 1-1/2 hours long from start to clean up.  If you have the session at my home studio, you're welcome to give your baby a quick bath before you head home (nobody likes a sticky baby).

I have a wide variety of props including blankets, footstools, and boxes, but you are also welcome to bring your own if you would like to include them in your portraits.  A special family heirloom, military uniform, or a favorite stuffed animal would personalize your photos beautifully. 

After the session 

About two weeks after your session, I'll come to your home for a reveal and order appointment and show you all the gorgeous edited portraits that were taken during your session.  Feel free to invite anyone you would like to see the portraits so we can order everything at that time.  And just for taking the time to order everything that day, I'll offer you a little gift!

You'll already exactly what types of portrait prints, wall art, and gifts you would like to create, so it shouldn't take more than 1-2 hours.  I'll help you select your favorites to feature in your heirloom album.  Once we've finished ordering all your lovely creations, you'll receive an online gallery which will be available for only 1 week to share with your family and friends.  I value my clients privacy, so the gallery can be password protected if you'd like.  After that you can just sit back, enjoy your children's laughter, and wait in anticipation for delivery day!

Jessica LS Photography offers both wall art and digital images with a minimum purchase.  She uses only the best professional quality photography labs to create your one of a kind portrait prints and wall art.  By purchasing professional prints, you are making sure that your memories with last for years to come. Jessica LS Photography absolutely guarantees you will love the stunning quality and attention to detail in every product!


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To schedule your baby's First Birthday Cake Smash celebration, contact me today!


Jessica LS Photography is located in Woodbridge, VA and serving the Northern Virginia area of Prince William County, Stafford County, and Fairfax County.  She has photographed sessions in Woodbridge, Lake Ridge, Occoquan, Manassas, Dumfries, Triangle, Stafford, Lorton, Burke, Fairfax, and Fort Belvoir.  She specializes in newborn photography, maternity photography, children photography, and family photography.