Make sure your baby is nice and rested. A well baby is a happy baby
Introduce you baby to the touch/ feel of cake/sugar a few times before the session (whip cream, ice cream are recommended)
If you would like to help make your child laugh, please stand directly behind me and not off on the side
Avoid colorful drinks, lollipops or anything that will stain their teeth, mouths or cheeks within 24 hours
If you are bringing your own outfits for the smash and the outfit includes a tie, glasses, hat, crown or any other accessories your baby is not used to.
I recommend parents to try accessories on baby for at least a week before the session.
Let your baby wear it everyday for about 10 minutes. Eventually it will become normal to them and we will have a successful smash.
Only bring those who are going to be photographed and no more than two adults.
Remove or cover your shoes at the door
You will notice a blue line on the floor once you arrive at the studio, all subjects that is not being photographed must stand behind the line unless assistance is required.
Masks are being required before entering the studio
What to expect
The session lasts about 1 hour.
The first 15 minutes is compromised of family portraits and it will take place in my boho area.
The next 30 minutes we will do the milestone pictures in which we capture your little one in at least two different backdrop and in 2 different outfits.
The last 15 minutes we will begin by taking pictures of your little one in their cake smash outfit before introducing the cake, once we bring in the cake the session takes about approximately 15 minutes.
We hope that your little one makes a huge mess, that's the all point of this session and most fun of the day.
As some little ones dig right in and destroy the cake, others need a lit bit of time and encouragement.
PLEASE never grab their face and put them into the cake. Instead put your hands in first, play with the food yourself. Give them as much time as needed, be patient, show them what to do, how to play but never force, it might scare them at first.
What to expect after our session
You will receive a link to select your images within 72 hours after the session. Once you have selected your images if you signed the model release you will receive a sneak peek in at least 48 hours after the images are selected
If you did not sign the model release you will only receive your images within 2 weeks after the session date.
Your gallery will be ready for download within 2 weeks, you will receive a link for viewing/download through email.
Things to Bring
-Snack (cheerios or puffs) in case they don't like the cake. We can hide it in the cake, they normally get curious and start to dig it which looks like your little one is actually interested to eat the cake.
-One of their favorite toy
-Cake smash and portrait outfit (if not chosen from our closet)
-Change of clothes for parents (just in case)
-Towel to use after the bath
3302 Neighbor rd | St. Joseph, MO
[Please come on in, you can park in front of the garage and come in through the big glass door]