Cake Smash Sessions

A baby's first birthday is a significant milestone, and parents often want to commemorate this special occasion by capturing professional portraits. It's a way to celebrate the child's growth and create lasting memories.


First birthday portraits can serve as cherished keepsakes and be displayed in the child's bedroom or in a family photo album. They can also be shared with extended family members and friends as a meaningful gift.


We highly suggest booking the special sessions 2-3 months in advance (before you want the session to take place) as each set is custom designed for each client. We do occasionally have room for last minute bookings, although you will not be able to get a custom designed set.


Cake Smash sessions are held in our temperature controlled studios. A comfortable baby is a happy baby! The sessions are best completed at 11-12 months old. Session includes pre-cake portraits, cake smash and a bath splash to end our session. This session is baby only focused. You may request parent/baby portraits for an additional cost.



There is a $300 session, retainer, due at booking, and includes a pre-session consultation for planning, your session time in studio, use of our client closet for newborns and an in person design and ordering appointment after your session. The retainer does not include any digitals or prints and products. Those are purchased separately at your reveal and ordering session by choosing a collection below.

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Simplicity Collection $990

8 high res digital images


Precious Collection $1590

15 high res digital images

$90 print credit (prints, canvas, metal, acrylics, albums and more)

Rainbow design for babies first birthday photoshoot

Premier Collection $2390

25 high res digital images

$190 print credit (prints, canvas, metal, acrylic, albums and more)

"We just got our photos back from Michelle, and we couldn’t be happier with how they turned out! They are all adorable!! My son Elias just turned one, and we did an Up themed cake smash. He’s not a big fan of cake and was a little upset throughout the shoot, but Michelle worked so well with him and let us take as many breaks as he needed. She was super patient, listening to his needs, and we ended up with lots of smiling pics in the end. She offered him toys and a lovey, and it definitely made a difference in easing his cake fears. We can’t wait to work with Michelle again in the future for more family photo shoots, minus the cake. :)"

Frequently asked questions

When should I book a session?

It is highly recommend you get on our calendar 2-3 months before you want the session to take place. Each set is custom designed and with living in Hawaii we need that extra time to make sure anything ordered gets here in time for your special session with us. We do take last minute bookings, although your options will be with what we already have on hand in studio.

How long does a session take?

Cake Smash sessions can run anywhere from 45-90 minutes. We work on baby time. So if your little one is hamming it up, we get through a session really fast and if they need more time to settle in and get comfortable we allow for this time.

How many images will I get to choose from?

You will have a proofed gallery of roughly 30-80 images to choose from.

What do I need to bring to my session?

Other than baby, NOTHING! We provide the whole setup and make sure to have your cake picked up and ready to go when you arrive for your session. We want this day to be fun, exciting and since it is a cake smash, it will be MESSY!

Cake Smash Portfolio

Locations In:

Honolulu, hawaii

212 Merchant St

suite 320

honolulu, hi 96813

Hilo, hawaii

58 kino'ole st

suite 102

hilo, hi 96720