Cake Smash Pricing

Cake Smash Baby Portraits

Cake Smash Essentials
$450
9 months to 16 months
45 minute studio session
20 high-resolution digital images with basic retouching
3 artistically retouched images each printed in 5x7 and 8x10
Images of baby Only
1 outfit and background Only
Props and styling included
Cake Smash Complete
$650
9 months to 16 months
1.5 hour studio session
40 high-resolution digital images with basic retouching
6 artistically retouched images each printed in 5x7 and 8x10
Images of baby Only
3 outfits and backgrounds
Props and styling included

FAQ

How do I prepare the baby for the session?

I recommend doing a home test, with a cake or cupcake with frosting, especially if the child has never tasted a cake!

When should I schedule a shoot?

You can decide to set the session when the baby is between 9 months and 16 months old, or for the day of the birthday if you want to celebrate that day in a very special way! Please book the session ahead of time to make sure I have availability.

What should I do on the set?

Please supervise and stay near your child during the whole shoot, you may be asked to hold a prop, pull in and out the pacifier in between shots if the baby is fussy. While I focus on taking nice photos, please focus on your children’s wellbeing. 

What if my child has baby acne or scratches?

The baby acne and scratches will be removed in your final artistically photographs. Each package comes with a different quantity of retouched images. Please refer to the price list for more information. Extra retouched images are available upon request.

Can parents, siblings, family members or pets be included in the session?

Yes, parents, siblings, family members or pets can be included in the session, when you book your session please add the “Family add on” to your Package.

What kind of cake should I bring?

Decorate your baby’s cake with a soft buttercream icing and choose the color that suits your little ones. All the rainbow colors look amazing! Orange, yellow, green, blue, pink…I only discourage the use of red and brown cakes, the result could be a horror movie 😉

The cake’s size should be about 6”, you can order a cake in a bakery or bring a homemade one.

Is there time to take some photos without the cake smash?

Yes! Choosing the Cake Smash Essentials there will be pre-cake photos, and choosing the Cake Smash Complete there’s will be pre-cake photos, after the smashing cake the baby bath, and a third outfit.

The cake’s size should be about 6”, you can order a cake in a bakery or bring a homemade one.

Which outfit should I choose for my baby and my family portrait?

I have an extended selection of outfits, and props to create the aesthetic that you see on my web site but please feel free to bring different options. For your family portrait please focus on bringing a few matching or harmonizing tops. For example, you and your partner can be wearing dark sweaters, white shirts, or pastel t-shirts. Please refer to the portfolio for inspiration!

The cake’s size should be about 6”, you can order a cake in a bakery or bring a homemade one.

What if my baby cries the whole session?

We will change, feed and soothe until he/she calms down. It is very rare for a baby to cry the whole session, if it happens we will reschedule. I do strongly recommend to bring a pacifier on the shoot.

The cake’s size should be about 6”, you can order a cake in a bakery or bring a homemade one.

What should I bring to my session?

The Studio is equipped with a changing station, please bring your own changing kit and feeding kit. I do strongly recommend to bring a pacifier on the shoot.

The cake’s size should be about 6”, you can order a cake in a bakery or bring a homemade one.

What if I need to cancel or reschedule?

Your appointment can be rescheduled without charge up to 48h before the shoot. The deposit is fully refundable within a week prior to the shoot.

What is the difference between Basic Retouching and Artistically Retouched images?

You will receive all the photos taken during your photo shoot, I will edit out the blinks, blurs, and obvious ‘in-between shots’ that sometimes come with my style of direction. All the images in this selection will be treated with a Basic Retouching, they are cropped, color corrected and ready to print. 

Each package comes with a fixed number of artistically retouched images. I can also retouch extra photographs for $25 per image. I like the retouching to look absolutely natural. 

Good retouching is imperceivable. My retouching style retains skin texture while keeping shading and highlights natural. I will remove blemishes, smooth out wrinkles, and dark circles. Furthermore, I will be happy on request to hide double chins and extra weight, as well as whiten teeth or improve the look of your hair by removing frizzy hairs and improving the overall appearance of your hair. I strive to make you look your absolute best while still looking like yourself.

Which place do you recommend for printing?

You will receive all the photos taken during your photo shoot, I will edit out the blinks, blurs, and obvious ‘in-between shots’ that sometimes come with my style of direction. All the images in this selection will be treated with a Basic Retouching, they are cropped, color corrected and ready to print. 

 

Each package comes with a fixed number of artistically retouched images. I can also retouch extra photographs for $25 per image. I like the retouching to look absolutely natural.

I recommend Adorama for prints of your photographs. Their online service is convenient, reasonably priced, and of high quality. Information about their services can be found here: www.adoramapix.com. For greeting cards, postcards, and specialty products, I recommend Tinyprints.

Where will the sessions take place?

As you book your session please choose your preferred location between Brooklyn and Manhattan.

When will I receive my digital images and my prints?

Within 2 weeks after the shoot, you will receive a download link with the photographs from our session. You will receive your prints in 30 days. Rush delivery is available upon request.

What are my using rights for the photographs?

You are free to use these images for your personal use and self-promotion. Even though Le Studio maintains the copyrights, we are very flexible and want you to get the most use out of your photos. Please tag us on social media publication! For credit us please add www.lestudionyc.com.