CHARLOTTE NC CAKE SMASH PHOTOGRAPHY
The 'Birthday Session' aka Smash & Splash Session captures the one or two year milestone for your baby. Babies are crawling well, standing up, or may even be walking at this stage. Many parents like to celebrate with a cake smash. Your baby's session will begin with dress up portraits. We’ll then change into play clothes, introduce the cake, and let the messy fun begin. I’ll capture faces filled with fun as babies discover the tastes and textures of their very own cake. An optional warm bubble bath, in a specially designed child tub, is the perfect way to end the session. Little ones love to splash around in the bubbles creating endless smiles to capture.
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BIRTHDAY SESSION FAQ
AT WHAT AGE SHOULD MY BABY BE PHOTOGRAPHED?
As a cake smash photographer, my goal is to photograph this milestone around 12 months give or take a couple of weeks. We are usually booked 4-6 weeks out and a limited number of bookings are available each month so it is important to schedule early.
HOW LONG DOES THE SESSION TAKE?
Cake Smash Portrait Sessions last 1 - 1.5 hours depending on how much fun your baby is having.
DO YOU HAVE CAKE SMASH PROPS AND IS CAKE INCLUDED?
Yes, the studio has a collection of props, backdrops. You are welcomed to bring items from home too if you’d like. Parents typically provide the outfits, though I do have some dresses and outfits in stock. Be sure to ask. Cake ‘is’ included in the price. However, if your child has food allergies, we ask that parents supply the cake. Also note that cake is totally optional as their are so many other ways to celebrate first birthday with other smashable foods that babies love. As part of booking your session you will receive a Preparation Guide with everything you’ll need to know for the session including birthday celebration ideas and local bakers.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST AND HOW DO I BOOK?
The final cost will depend on the package and optional products you choose. The smallest package is $450 which includes a $150 booking fee, 10 edited digital photos, and a print release. To confirm your session, the booking fee and a signed agreement are required up front. The balance of the package is due no later than 24 hours prior to the session date. Additional Digitals, Albums, Canvases, and other optional print products are also available for purchase. Please contact us for more details or to book.
CAN FAMILY MEMBERS PARTICIPATE IN THE PHOTO SESSION?
Cake Smash sets are very small and will not accommodate adults. However, we now offer an add-on option where we can include a few family photos at the session.
DO YOU SELL DIGITALS, PRINTS, BOOKS, OR CANVAS?
Yes, Lisa Yvette Photography is a full service studio offering not only portrait sessions, but also high quality print and keepsake products. Please contact us to inquire about detailed pricing and available products.
WHEN WILL WE GET TO SEE THE PHOTOS?
You will see a soft edit of your photos on the day of your session. A full edit of your beautiful photo gallery, ordering and receiving your prints from our lab will take some time. Please allow 1-2 weeks for digitals and 2-3 weeks for product delivery.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I NEED TO RESCHEDULE?
We understand emergencies can and do happen. To avoid rescheduling fees, please give us 24 hours notice if possible. You’ll be rescheduled to the next available date. Note: We will only reschedule ‘once’ for personal reasons. If a second reschedule is required, you must pay the booking fee again.
WHERE IS YOUR STUDIO?
Our studio is located in the Southwest Charlotte area known as Steele Creek, near McDowell Nature Preserve and Park. We are just about a mile from both Tega Cay and Lake Wylie SC.
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