Cake SmasH Photography

Because They Grow Up So Fast

Hey I’m Steph, one of Edmonton’s best Cake Smash Photographers. I specialize in fully custom designed sets and absolutely love bringing your vision to life. I’ve been in business for over 8 years now, and in that time I’ve photographed hundreds of Cake Smashes. I absolutely adore my job, and I would be so thrilled to work with you!

Putting You First

Whether you’re looking for something elegant and minimal, a boho set with gorgeous aesthetics, or a fully themed set designed around something special, I can make it happen! I have three collections available – ranging from a basic for those who just want something simple, to a fully custom collection including a print package! Not sure what you’re getting into? Check out my guide on What to Expect at a Cake Smash Session!

Book With An Experienced Cake Smash Photographer

I have over 8 years of experience as a cake smash photographer, and I strive to make sure every one of my clients has an incredible experience. Fun fact about me: before I started my journey as a photographer, I studied early childhood education. I like to think I’m pretty good with kids, and I’m not afraid to embarrass myself to get a laugh out of your little one!

Messy? Sure. Tons of fun for you and your little one? Definitely!


studio classics
$500 + GST

  • Cake Smash + Splash Session
  • Choose From Available Sets within my inventory!
  • Set Matching Smash Cake
  • 10 Digital Images (Client’s Choice)

The Signature
$700 + GST

  • Cake Smash + Splash Session
  • Custom Set (Fully Themed with Props + Decor)
  • Themed Smash Cake
  • 20 Digital Images (Client’s Choice)

The keepsake
$1100 + GST

  • Cake Smash + Splash Session
  • Parent + Sibling Micro Portrait Session
  • Custom Set (Fully Themed with Props + Decor)
  • Themed Smash Cake
  • 25 Digital Images (Client’s Choice)
  • Custom Downloadable Slideshow
  • 1 – 6×6 Layflat Album
All Cake SMash Photography Collections Also Include:
  • Client Closet (Dresses, diaper covers, rompers, bowties, suspenders, etc.)
  • Theme Selection Guidance
  • Online Proofing Gallery
  • Online Final Downloadable Gallery
  • Hand Edited High Resolution Digital Images
Unicorn Cake Smash

How Does It Work?

The process for booking a Cake Smash session is super simple! Here’s an overview of what you can expect:

Booking A Cake Smash
  • Fill out my contact form to get in touch!
  • I’ll send you some information about my available collections. You’ll pick the one that suits your needs, sign a contract, and pay a $250 retainer fee to secure your session date – the remaining balance will be due just before your session. If you’re choosing to create a custom theme, we’ll also discuss your vision for the set.
During Your Session
  • A few days before your session, you’ll receive a Cake Smash Prep Guide. This guide has absolutely everything you need to know for the day of your session. It includes some tips on how to prepare, what to bring, and what you can actually expect on the day of!
  • On the date of your Cake Smash, you can expect to stay at the studio for about 60-90 minutes, depending on the collection you chose. We’ll spend some time getting your little one warmed up to me and the new space. They’ll smash some cake and then get squeaky clean with a bubble bath cleanup; I’ll be taking photos the whole time!
Final Steps
  • About a week after your session, you’ll receive your proofing gallery – these images are not fully retouched! At this point you’ll get to choose your favourite photos or purchase additional digitals and/or print products.
  • Once you’ve made your selection, I’ll spend some time retouching your chosen images and ordering any print products that you may have purchased. You’ll receive an email with your final gallery where you can download your images. That’s it!

Cake Smash Photography: Themes

Choosing a theme for your session can be daunting, but it’s also a ton of fun, I promise! I’ll work with you right from the beginning to bring your vision to life. Here are some resources to help you:

Ready to get messy?

The first year of your baby’s life is one of the most magical, joyful, and rewarding things you’ll experience as a parent. Whether you’re a first time parent or adding another little cutie to your family, it’s important to take time to enjoy and capture the early days of their personality! That toothless grin, their full body giggle, their tiny hands and feet and the sense of wonder they have as they learn to explore the world around them. Capturing your child’s personality as they grow is so important, because time flies!

Frequently Asked Questions

A Cake Smash is a special portrait session available for children who are at least 10 months old. A fully customizable set and themed cake will be provided for your little one, where I’ll take a combination of formal portraits (without the cake) and candids while they smash away!

Typically, a Cake Smash session is designed for babies who are around a year old. It’s meant to be a way to celebrate your child hitting a major milestone. Most parents choose to book this session just before their child’s birthday, but you can always do it afterwards! Other ages can also happily be accommodated!

I recommend booking in for a session date that is 6-8 weeks (or more) before your child’s first birthday. This enables ample time to get your images and print products back to you before their special day. Sets are custom made and elements may need to be ordered that require longer shipping times. The earlier you can reach out to me, the better!

The Keepsake Collection includes a Family Portrait Session. If you purchase a different collection, you may add a family portrait session for an additional fee. However, the Cake Smash itself is for your child only.

Yes! Depending on the collection you choose, you will be provided with either a naked cake (white buttercream) or a customized cake.

The answer is almost always yes! All cakes are made to order by Bake My Day. Common requests that can be accommodated are Vegan and Nut Free cakes. For all other concerns, please contact me and I will do my very best.

There is no extra cost to your package. However, if you would like each child to have their own cake, there will be an additional cost of $50.

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