First Birthday Cake Smash | Charlotte, NC

First Birthday Cake Smash Sessions

You’ve made it through the first year (well almost)!  Congrats!  What better way to celebrate your little one’s first birthday than with a custom cake smash session?!  I love cake smashes and so will your little one!  After dozens of first birthday sessions, I’ve only had one little boy who wasn’t a fan of cake!  Don’t worry, his photos were still adorable!

Cake smash sessions are generally split into two parts so that your gallery isn’t completely full of a messy little one.  Parents usually bring a special outfit to start with and then we get the cake set up.  I am happy to incorporate birthday party themes or nursery color schemes.  Some recent cake smash themes I’ve recently done include pink lemonade, super hero, Minnie Mouse, Thing 1 and Thing 2 and shabby chic.  If you don’t have a theme, don’t worry as I have a number of fun and colorful set ups for boys and girls.

Not sure about a cake smash or want to do something unique?  Donut smashes or cookies are a great alternative.  Donuts are easier to hold than cake and usually less sweet.

If you want to display these photos at an upcoming birthday party, I recommend scheduling your cake smash session about three weeks ahead of time.   If you are interested in a custom theme, be sure to reach out even earlier so I can have time to plan and customize your session for you.

Please note that I do require parents to bring their own cake or treat but I am happy to make suggestions based on your needs.  Many parents choose Suarez Bakery for custom first birthday cakes, donuts or their famous Texas Donut CakeWhole Foods is a great option especially if you are trying to avoid common allergens or food dyes.  Also, Harris Teeter offers FREE first birthday cakes!  This is a popular choice as well if you are looking for a simple smash cake.

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Meet Kristen

Kristen Montgomery is an International Award Winning Newborn Photographer in Charlotte, North Carolina. Her specialties include studio newborn photography, offering sessions in her SouthPark photography studio as well as in-home newborn lifestyle sessions. She also offers baby, children and family photography to growing families in the Charlotte area. Charlotte's best newborn photographer would love the opportunity to capture one of life's biggest milestones for you.


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