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!  

Let's make things easier

Things are done a little differently with me. Rather than just hand you digital files and wish you luck figuring out what to do with them, I’ll take the time to help you figure out exactly which of our custom products are best for you and your family, then put everything together for you, allowing you to sit back and relax while I do what I do best.

Vintage Winnie the Pooh cake Smash in the woods with Jessica LS Photography in Lake Ridge, VA

3 Simple steps:

Step 1:  The Consultation

When you schedule your session, we’ll meet for the Product Consultation.  Here I’ll get to know you and your style, then recommend my best products for you, your home and your budget.  We'll chat about the theme for the cake smash, location, and outfits.  I've teamed up with some fantastic custom bakeries to make the smash cake to highlight this once in a lifetime milestone!  You can also pay for your $250 session fee which acts as a deposit to hold your session.  

Due to the preparation that is required for these sessions, I can not schedule a First Birthday cake smash within 10 days.

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.

Step 2: The session

During the session, which lasts 60-90 minutes, we’ll have a blast creating the perfect images for your home and for the products we discussed in your Product Consultation.  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!  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. 

peach and mint cake smash in studio with Jessica LS Photography in Lake Ridge, VA

Step 3: Reveal and Order session

About 2-3 weeks after your session, we’ll get together again for the big reveal! I’ll pamper you while showing you all of your final images, then we’ll walk through customizing the perfect products for you and your family. Clients typically spend between $800 and $1600 for albums, wall art, and gift products. Then you get to sit back, relax (if baby will let you that is), and wait for your products to be made a delivered right to your door.

Baby's First Birthday Canvas wall art collection in living room

My clients absolutely LOVE my attention to detail and the way I hand-hold them through the process and I can’t wait to wow you, too!

Want to know a little bit more about what goes into a session?  Read about it here!

Cookie Monster First Birthday Cake Smash Fun

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

"Jessica did an amazing job on our family photos, a big deal for this family of 10! She also got wonderful pictures of my son's first year, which I will always treasure. She is great working with kids, young and old and was a natural with my baby! She worked hard to capture just the image I wanted. It was clear she really listened to my ideas and hopes for each session. I would highly recommend her!"  ~Anne M.

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, maternity, Baby's First Year, and family photography.