Let's Squish a Cake!
Here's how everything works...
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I like to have your plans written out all in one place so I can contact you if something needs to be changed and so that I can bring all the right equipment and props. I want your session to be all smiles, and icing!
Contact a Local Baker or Prepare a Cake Yourself
If you have a baker lined up, that's great, if you know your way around an oven, that's awesome and if you're stumped, I can help. I have seen some pretty tasty cakes over the last few years and I can send you in the right direction.
The best cakes are very sweet, not too large, coloured to match your theme, loaded with icing (not fondant) and if your kid is unfamiliar with concept of dessert ideally topped with berries or fruit your child will recognize as food.
Prepare for Your Baby's Session
Your child might find that big ol' cake scary.
In order to have the very best session, that Birthday Baby should be well rested and well fed.
If we are shooting at the studio or in your home where we are not held hostage to the whims of the weather and the sun we can shoot at any time that works well for coordinating naps. If we are shooting outside early morning or late afternoon works best. Plan naps, snuggle and snacks accordingly.
You should come to your session prepared to get dirty, pack yourself and your baby extra clothes. You'll be surprised at all the places icing will end up!
Bring along a loved stuffy or blanket, a soother, a bottle and snack your baby loves.
Enjoy your Session.
Show up and have fun.
During a cake smash session I will prioritize: a few portrait shots before the cake, a few great shots of the cake, the "first taste" and of course the wreckage.
I will do my best to make sure my props and decorations match with your theme and colours.
With most session I like to end the party with a bath, your little one will love it and you'll go home with a clean baby. Please bring a blanket or towel to dry baby off.
Sneak a Peek.
Wait by the computer or phone...I'll post one edited picture soon; usually a few hours after your session and if I've been really efficient editing I might post my favourites on the blog within a day or two.
Receive an Invoice and a Gallery
Within two weeks (though usually much sooner) You will receive a link to a gallery of all your edited images. They will be watermarked. You can favourite them, sort them, and share the link with family and friends.
You will also receive an invoice for your session. This invoice can be paid by credit card or e-transfer.
Download your Pictures
Once your invoice has been paid the shopping cart will be opened on your gallery. Every session comes with a selection of free images. I will give you your own personal coupon code so you can download your images right away. If you want more you can keep filling the cart and pay by credit card. Additional images are only $3.00/ea and are even less if you buy lots.
The pictures will be delivered to your e-mail address and will not be watermarked.
Love and Share your Pictures
Your photos will arrive as a HD digital image file (jpeg) and can be printed, e-mailed, mounted on a canvas or designed into photo gifts. They are for you to enjoy and reprint for many years to come.
Studio: 500 Wolfe St Peterborough