What is a Cake Smash Session | Ventura County & Westlake Village, CA

Cake Smash Sessions have been trending as a fun way to capture your baby’s first year milestone. You can do it at an outdoor location or in-home, with or without props. You just need a cake in front of that baby, and then let the baby try to eat the cake to mark their big milestone!

My sessions are mostly lifestyle — unposed and unprompted. Parents and siblings are free to join baby in front of the camera to interact with baby so we can capture real moments and raw emotion.

I provide a few props, and can help you with theme or outfit ideas. Some of my packages include cake and balloons. If you would like to set up your own props, most Moms use items that tie in with their baby’s birthday party theme. If you’re tight on budget, I recommend simple things such as a banner (could be DIY) and balloons. Typically, the cake is professionally made, but I’ve also seen some nice DIY cakes. Whether we use props or not, use professional or DIY cakes, the important thing is that we have a consistent color theme.

Some quick tips for the cake:

  • No chocolate cake
  • No red or chocolate frosting
  • No fondant
  • Talk to the baker about the colors for the cake (to match your color theme)

 Note: Don’t forget to prepare baby an extra change of clothes. They really get into that cake!

Locations: Oxnard, Camarillo, Ventura, Thousand Oaks, Moorpark, Simi Valley, Westlake Village and other cities within Ventura County

Not interested in a Cake Smash? We’ll just do the same thing minus the cake.