Frequently asked questions

When should I book in?

I suggest booking in ASAP. I do book up fast, so to avoid dissapointment please book in 2-3 months prior. If you decide last minute that you would like to do a Cake Smash for your little ones birthday, please still fill out a Booking Request form and I will do my best to fit you in on the day you wish.

How long will it take for my Online Gallery to be complete?

Edits take between 2-3 weeks - sometimes a little longer depending on how busy I am. Please remember this when booking your shoot. If you wish to have the photos on your little ones birthday, book 3 weeks in advance to allow for edits and time for you to go print the images.

**If you wish to have your online gallery complete in 1 - 2 days, you can pay $25 to have them rush edited. Please select this option from the drop down menu when booking**

At the end of each Cake Smash I will give you the option to have a Facebook Sneak Peek - If you agree to this I will happily release a "sneak peak" to Facebook as quickly as a day or two after the session.

Once you receive your online gallery, it will be accessable for 3 months. This gives you plenty of time to download and store somewhere safe. After 3 months, the link will expire.
Cake Smash Photography cannot be held responsible for lost photos.

My child has dietry requirements, are your cake's safe?

Unfortunately I do not provide Dietry specific Cakes so you will need to bring one along.
Your Cake doesnt need to be fancy- after all it will end up a pile of crumbs by the end of the shoot. PLEASE put your little ones health first.

If you are bringing your own cake, $20 will be discounted from your package price.

How many people can come to the Cake Smash Shoot?

I ask that only two adults accompany the Cake Smasher on the day of the shoot. If there is a sibling, they may also attend. The space is very small, and too many people in a small space can become very distracting for both myself and your little one. I aim to provide the best images possible, and want your littles ones full attention on the day so PLEASE stick to the 2 adult rule.
Your family will be able to enjoy the photos once they are complete.

I cant decide on a backdrop/colour or theme for my little ones Cake Smash. When do I have to let you know?

I need to know your final decision 1 week before the shoot. This is so that I can have everything setup and ready to go on the day.

My backdrops can be found on the backdrop link found on the website. Alternitively you can visit to see examples of the backdrops/setups recently used.

What should I bring to the shoot and how should I prepare for the day of the Cake Smash?

Please make sure your read through before your shoot.
This tells you everything you need to know about the shoot and what to bring.

Do you do Family Photos?

My studio is specifically designed for Cake Smashes, not family sessions.
If you select the Deluxe Package you will be given the oppertunity to jump into a couple of "smashing the cake" pics during the session- but no Family photos will be taken before or after the session due to setup and space.

If you are wanting Family photos, I do have an outdoor/lifestyle photography business called Anne Taylor Photography

How are the final images selected?

This depends on the package you select.

If you choose the Sweet package, I will personally select the best 15 images and have them available for download on your Online Gallery.
If you choose the Deluxe package, you will receive a gallery of images. From there you can choose your favourite 25 images to download or can purchase the full gallery for an additional $50.

What happens if my child has a scratch or bruise on the day of their shoot?

All images undergo an extensive retouching process and all imperfections are routinely removed! Dribble, snot etc will also be removed- so dont stress during the shoot if you see a little booger!!

How do I print my images?

You will receive an Online Gallery link and password, from there you can download as many times, and to as many devices as you wish.
You can save your downloaded files to a USB or disk and can print where ever you wish.
I suggest printing at places like Officeworks, Harvy Norman or proper Print Labs- try to stick away from the big chain retail shops as their print quality just isnt all that amazing.

**PLEASE download your images as soon as you get them and store them somewhere safe. After 3 months your online gallery will expire and you will need to pay $25 for file retrival.***

What happens if my child is sick on the day of the shoot?

I am happy to offer one free re-schedule of the session. Please, contact Cake Smash Photography as soon as you find out you’re unable to attend the session.

Where is your Studio located?

The Cake Smash Photography Home Studio is located in Clarkson
Approximately 35kms north of Perth City Centre. As this is my home, the address will be provided upon completion of deposit.

What cake is included in your Cake Smash packages?

A giant cupcake/Naked Cake is included at no extra charge in the Sweet ($300) and Deluxe ($350) Cake Smash packages.