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Maryland Cake Smash Portraits

Celebrate the joy of your baby's 1st birthday

Wow! It is your baby's first year celebration. I know it feels like the longest yet shortest year. I can tell you that those newborn, baby and infant stages fly by so quickly so this is the last chance to capture more photos of your baby before they become toddlers.

At the moment, we are only offering cake smash sessions to returning newborn and maternity clients.

The Experience

Once session is booked, we will be working together to customize your session.

Whether we're keeping it simple and classic to keep focus on your baby or building a custom theme, you'll have the perfect set to fit your style and needs.

In addition to putting the props together, we have outfits available for one year olds to use. You're also welcome to bring your own if there is something special from home you'd like to use! 

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Thanks so much for the pictures!!!

We really appreciate the fantastic job you did of capturing these photos for Giavonna’s first birthday. We will cherish them forever.

Wishing you and your family a happy New Year!

- Nicole Iverson

The Process

How to book & what to expect

1. Send an inquiry via our contact page.
2. Set up a consultation call to discuss session details.
3. I will send you package information to choose from.
4. Once you choose your package, I will send you a contract and invoice.
5. Once contract and invoice are taken care of, you are officially booked.
6. Your session will be held on the date we agree upon.

I have outfits available in studio and you're also welcome to bring from home.

Frequently Asked Questions

When should I schedule my baby's one year session?

I recommend that you book the date around your baby's 11th month. You want to allow enough time for your photos to be ready in time for your baby's one year birthday

Can we pick a theme?

Although I take a more simple and clean approach to cakes smashes to allow focus to be on your baby, you absolutely can choose a theme to work with. I ask that you let me know which theme you wish to do and we can work together to achieve it.

Are digital files included?

Yes, all prints and products come with their corresponding digital copies which will be delivered to you through a private online gallery.

What is the payment plan?

A service/creative fee of $150 is required to have a date reserved for you. You will then pre-book your desired package. The balance payment is due 48 hours before your scheduled session date.

How long before the session should we book?

With one year sessions, please book at least four weeks in advance. This is to ensure my availability since I can only take two one year sessions per month. Booking in advance will also allow us enough time to find all needed props and design.

How long do cake smash sessions take?

Cake smashes typically take an average of 45minutes. Bbaies tend to have a short attention span. We do not want to keep baby sitted infront of the camera for long to avoid discomfort.

Do you provide the cake?

No, I do not provide cake. however, we have some amazing cake vendors that we can recommend to you upon request.


Cake smash sessions begin with a $150 session fee to reserve your date and time.

Clients typically spend an average of $1000-$1600 on their newborn portrait experience.

Got questions? Ready to book?

Head on over to the contact page to start the conversation. I can't wait to meet you!

Let's work together!

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