Smash + Splash
Session Details, Options & Pricing
Cake Smash Sessions can be as simple or elaborate as you choose. Themes can be based on colors, characters, styles or set ups. If you're wanting a Cake Smash, we will chat about your ideas & make a plan for the set up.
This is an "all hands on deck!" type session.
Parents must be prepared to be involved in making their child(ren) smile and laugh while exploring their new cake. Smash & Splash Session take a lot of time to prep for (this includes creating handmade props, such as banners) & to clean up after.
My Smash+Splash Sessions are three part and up to 90 minutes of session time. We start with clean birthday photos in their special outfit & photos with family/parents/siblings if desired. Then while parents prep baby in their "smash" outfit, I grab photos of the cake and/or set up. Once baby is ready, we move to the smash part & follow that with the splash session. From this session, clients receive 10 fully edited, high resolution images* of your choice, a fully edited online viewing gallery, a full print release for selected photos, optional upgrades, the option to purchase additional images from your online gallery, additional prints and/or products. $250.
For the "smash", based on the theme, I will provide: The backdrop, a banner if chosen, a cake plate, a prop or two, a number 1, set up & clean up.
Parents Provide: The outfit, the cake, any special props & balloons if they choose.
The Splash Session is after the Smash. We use this session to clean up your little one. They splash & play & get all cleaned up while I capture the moment.
For the "splash" I will provide: The tub, & the final set clean up.
Parents Provide: Baby's bubble & body wash, their favorite bath toys & a towel.
*Parent, Family or Sibling photos before the smash: $50. (This is in the CakeSmash set up) Adding Family photos in before with it's own set up: $100. (These two upgrades do not include additional images.)
Six (theme/color coordinating) helium-filled balloons $30.
16x20 Personalized "Chalkboard" Birthday Sign $45.
Keepsake Fabric Banner (as pictured in some photos) $45.
Add any of these items & I'll have them ready for the session. Once we're done, you'll be welcome to take any “add-on” props home with you.
Remember to Bring:
*A towel for baby.
*Baby's bubble bath.
*Diaper Wipes (to clean the cake and frosting off of yourself- it gets everywhere)
Packages are all-inclusive
All session fees include the planning & preparation of your session/coverage, session fee, photographer's time & talent, use of studio and/or some travel, a set number of beautifully, professionally edited digital images you'll select & download, a full print release to order prints from the lab of your choice, an online viewing, shareable gallery where you will choose your favorite images & have the option to purchase additional images, prints or products separately after the gallery is delivered. All sessions (except birth) require a $100 non-refundable retainer to reserve your spot & cover planning/prepping expenses, balances are due at the time of the session.
In fairness to my clients, all packages, prices & business policies are non-negotiable.
*Images included in session packages hold no value. They are complimentary from the photographer to the client.*