Kirative Images

CANBERRA CAKE SMASH SESSIONS

Canberra's Most Trusted Newborn Photographer

It’s Time To Celebrate

Capture your child’s first birthday at Kirative Images, with a cake smash experience you will never forget. Perfectly styled to suit your little one.
With over 30 included themes to choose from, We have the biggest variety in Canberra. Your session includes a basic sponge cake, matching outfit to your chosen theme and a gallery of 30+ amazing images from your session. 

Cake Smash Sessions generally take around 1 hour. For best results I shoot in 15min intervals. Clean images are taken before the cake. The cake is then introduced for a messy food play experience. No need to worry about mess, all sessions finish with a splash and play bubble bath or milk bath.

Cake smashes are not the time for family portraits, and will not be included on the day. Guided by past experience, young children do not cope well with the additional time needed for these images. A cake smash is an experience overload. Getting frosted covered grins from your little one, is my top priority. The studio will be perfectly setup ready to capture this special event.

Session Fee ~ $150 due at time of booking. This covers your photographers time. A lot of work goes into setting up the perfect cake smash session. Kirative Images likes to make sure your theme is perfect for your child’s special day. Your session fee is seperate to your chosen package.

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When Should I Book My Cake Smash Session?

Cake smash sessions are best done 2-3 weeks before your child’s birthday. Giving me plenty of time to get your images back in time for their party. Alternatively my favourite bookings are done on their actual birthday. Why not celebrate this massive milestone, with images on the day.
 
Cake smash sessions are usually booked weekdays at 10:00am or Saturday if available. Due to the custom nature of these sessions and editing schedule. I have a limited number of available sessions each month, to guarantee my turnaround on all edited images stays within 2 weeks. It is best to secure your  session 2-3 months in advance to avoid disappointment. A session fee of $150 is due at time of booking.
 
Knowing your child’s theme early will allow me time to plan the setup that matches the perfect romper, tutu and cake. If you have an idea of the style you would like. Tell us now, so we can start getting excited.

How Should I Prepare For My Session?

Cake smash sessions are not the time to introduce new experiences. If you are looking for those frosting covered faces and big smiles. Your child needs time to prepare for the big day.
Let them experience messy food play. Put your child on the floor with a cheap sponge cake and whipped cream from a can, watch how they respond. Let them feel the cake and encourage them to hold it and feel it between their fingers. If they don’t like it the first time, try again in a week.
 
Let your child splash in a bucket of water. Provide cups and bubbles and place the tub in an area that is not in the bathroom. This helps them to understand the difference between bath time and water play activities.
 
When you arrive at your session. I will spend a few minutes helping your child to settle in and relax with some toys. 1 year olds are exceptionally clingy in new environments. It will be your responsibility to reassure them and get them sitting by themselves before we can get started with their session.
 
Please do not expect your child will eat the cake. Most cake smash sessions are based around a messy food play experience. I will capture little feet and hands in the cake. Parents will help with pulling the cake apart during the shoot. Most young children prefer to suck on a wooden spoon, or bang on the cake like a drum. All children are different, and will enjoy this experience in their own way. 
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CAKE SMASH PACKAGES

CAKE SMASH ALBUM – $700

full digital collection + album
30+ images in your gallery
full collection of digital files
full collection of watermarked files
10 page matted keepsake album
custom USB with box
birthday gift for your child

CAKE SMASH DIGITAL – $550

full digital collection
30+ images in your gallery
full collection of digital files
full collection of watermarked files
custom USB with box
birthday gift for your child

PLEASE NOTE – Your $150 session fee is not included in your package price.

Maternity Sessions

Capturing your beautiful baby belly, is best done around 32-36 weeks.
1 hour sessions, with your choice of casual styling or formal gowns available to borrow at the studio. Your session includes the use of 2 dresses and we discuss all yours needs via a personalised session plan.

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Newborn Sessions

Newborns are best photographed 5-25 days after birth. This is the perfect time to capture those newborn curly poses you see on my website.
Sessions are 2-3 hours long and include parent and sibling images at no extra cost.
Recommended booking time is 3 months before your baby is due.

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Studio Mini Sessions

Designed for babies 6mths and up. Mini sessions are perfect for documenting your babies first year.
30 min studio sessions with all props and outfits included. Your child will experience 3 different setups and 2 backdrop changes, providing you with a variety of images to choose from in your final gallery.

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Cake Smash Sessions

Celebrate your childs special day with a personalised cake smash session.
Including basic cake, balloons or decorations. Your child will love experiencing cake in a whole new way.
Worried about the mess? We have you covered. Splash and play is included in your session and is guaranteed to get the best smiles.

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Dream Dress Sessions

Dream dress sessions are designed for girls age 3-14 years old. They will get the opportunity to feel like a princess, in our quality couture gowns and crowns. Spinning, twirling and dancing their way through the session. Dream dress sessions will leave your little girl feeling empowered and beautiful.

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