Welcome! I’m a cake smash photographer in Caledon very close to Brampton and Mississagua area. I specialize in Cake Smash (cakesmash, smash the cake) photography in the Southfield Village area.
Quite often I meet people and tell them what I do for a living: I am a newborn, baby, family, cakesmash and maternity photographer. 7/10 people will stop and say "Cake smash? what's a cakesmash?" and so I am inspired to write this blog.
A Cakesmash session is a fun birthday celebration session, it marks baby's first birthday milestone but can be done for other subsequent birthdays and even for adults to mark their milestone birthdays (16th, 20th, 30th, 40th birthdays etc). It also doesn't have to be a "cake" persay, I've seen "paint splashes" (usually for ages 2+), "spaghetti smashes", "donut smashes" etc... It's fun to experiment. They are most commonly done for first birthdays. Check out some of my all time favourite setups below:
The sessions are generally done on or around baby's birthday. If parents would like the images for the first birthday invitations, I typically suggest booking 1 month prior to the birthday party so that the images are completed in time for the invites or birthday displays (cakesmash collages are very popular).
Cakesmashes typically mark baby's first encounter with sweets, but that doesn't necessarily mean your baby can't have a fun birthday celebration if they have already had sweets. It's a time where baby can make a mess and just have fun and enjoy their birthday cake. I cater to your child's pace, if baby needs a milk break or just a moment to get comfortable then we take a moment. New places can be overwhelming. Cakesmashes are meant to be fun and relaxed. Sometimes you may just have to listen to me sing!
So why choose me as your photographer for your baby's cakesmash? There are many incredible and talented photographers out there. My goal is to work with you, whether your looking for a simple session, characterized or the full out glamour, I'm here to help. I am very creatively inspired. I like to look at a theme and then bring ideas on how to put everything together and most of all I collaborate with both my baker and parents. What better way to put things together than to know a little about your child? Does that mean all of my cakesmash sessions are extremely detailed? not always, it really depends on what the parents want, I have been asked for simple...concentrating on "baby" in that moment. I like to put together ideas and bring everything together in an amazing setup but that doesn't mean I don't do simple setups as well.
Below you'll see some of my previous cakesmash setups. I'd love to create a customized set for your little one's milestone birthday. Email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org to get in touch!
And of course what's a cake smash without a clean baby? Bubble bath clean up available with all cake smash sessions either on cake smash backdrop, rubber ducks, or bubbles.