Cake Smash

$300 Outdoor | $400 Indoor

45-minute session

1 Child

30 Digital Images

*Bring your own Cake

One Set-Up

Online Private Gallery

Full Print Release

Add-On Upgrades

- Additional images: $5 each

- Full Gallery: $200

Other Details

Deposit Required: $100 non-refundable

Travel Fee: 50 miles round trip from Rialto, CA. Additional miles are $1 per mile

Re-new online gallery (6 months) $50

*prices subject to change without notice

Deposit details: This contract between VIANSA IMAGES and the CLIENT shall not become effective until  the initial deposit due has been paid. At the time the contract takes effect, VIANSA IMAGES shall reserve the date and time agreed upon, and not make any other reservations or accept any other clients for said time on date. For this reason, in the event that the CLIENT cancels the contract for any reason, all monies paid shall be retained by VIANSA IMAGES in order to offset its loss of business. 

Cake Smash Information

What to Expect:

Cake Smash sessions last approximately 45 minutes. The first few shots I take will be portraits of your baby dressed in a cute outfit. Then take a few minutes to change into their cake smash outfit to get dirty.

What to Bring:

-The Cake for the photoshoot. A cake size of 8-10 inches or smaller is more than enough. I suggest having the cake colors match the theme of the session.

-Bottle & snack for your baby

-Diapers, wipes, and maybe a towel

-Cake stand. I have some but remember it might fall over and ruin the cake or tip over on your baby. A decorative plate or flat stand will also work great.

Also, consider:

-Clothing for after cake smash.

-Any favorite toy to help call their attention, just in case Bags to take the dirty clothes home.

Plan a Theme:

A favorite toy, book, character or their first birthday theme. Well-known characters mean popular colors and available accessories easier to find and purchase to add to the setup.

Props & Set-Ups:

You are responsible for the props to use in the set-up. I may have some of the props you've seen us post on social media, just ask if I still have them and I can bring it along. I have some banners, # 1’s, crates and etc.

What to wear:

Most babies will wear a diaper covered by a underwear, a tutu or cloth diaper for the cake smash. They can wear a full outfit instead of just a diaper, this is also totally fine. Just be aware that the icing coloring (especially Red & Blue) may ruin the clothes and diaper cover.

Cake Decorations:

Go with whipped or buttercream frosting so it’s easy to dig into. Avoid fondant – it’s tough to break and can be a choking hazard. Sprinkles? Absolutely, if you can get them on the cake without having to modify your design.

Cake Colors:

Pink, white, yellow and light green photograph well, and match with most backdrops. I like orange as well. It is vibrant and makes the photos pop. Avoid chocolate, red and blue – chocolate and red don’t look good when wet and red and blue are tough to clean.

Sometimes Babies Cry:

Remember to stay calm throughout the session, even if your baby cries and becomes upset. Your baby will sense if you become frustrated and in turn, will become frustrated themselves! A little comforting and feeding will usually calm a baby down. Babies will often smile best for their parents. I may ask you to come near me at camera level to grab your baby’s attention. Know that your baby will be in good hands and that your baby’s safety and comfort are my top priority.


Remember the baby is just one year old and is often shy of exploring a new texture, shape or taste. Especially when surrounded by adults making funny noises and clapping to egg them on. So, take away the anxiety. I suggest that parents practice at home, before the session, with a cupcake. The icing on top, preferably the same colors, and a similar environment i.e. everyone sits on the floor. This isn’t a foolproof solution but it has given me good results. By the way, a smaller portion may help uncover any allergies not known to parents earlier.

I will try to move quickly to capture the photos before your child loses interest.

Where can I see examples of you Cake Smash Sessions?

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