First Birthday Cake Smash
Your baby is turing ONE! Bring on the cake! I love being able to help celebrate First Birthdays!
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 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 clean up your baby before you head home.
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
Jessica LS Photography specializes in creating wall art for you to display in your home for years to come. About two weeks after your session, I will come to your home for a reveal appointment and show you all the creatively edited portraits that were taken for your session. Feel free to invite anyone you would like to see the portraits so we can order everything at that time.
During that session you'll already have an idea of what types of portrait prints, wall art, and gifts you would like to purchase, so it shouldn't take more than 1-2 hours. I'll help you select your favorites to include in your heirloom album and which ones you would like on your Keepsake USB. If you would like to make additional purchases, you will receive a discount on a la cart purchases during the reveal session only. Once we've finished ordering your beautiful products, you'll receive an online gallery which will be available for 2 weeks for you to share with your family and friends. The gallery can be password protected for your privacy. After that you can sit back, enjoy your children's laughter, and wait for your beautiful heirloom pieces to be created and then hand delivered to your door when they arrive.
Jessica LS Photography offers both wall art and digital images with the purchase of minimum packages. 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, your images will be preserved for years to come, ensuring that you won’t forget the joy of the first few days of your child’s life. Jessica LS Photography guarantees you will love the craftsmanship and attention to detail you will receive in every product.
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.