First Birthday & Cake Smash
We love celebrating your baby’s first birthday with a special Family photography session ending with a Cake Smash! Our Family Sessions are natural, fun and casually taken at our beautiful studio at East Brisbane. The cake can be made up in your choice of colours – usually pink, white or yellow for girls and blue or green for boys, for example.
We specialise in fine art custom wall portraiture. Our fine art prints are matted and ready to frame. We offer a range of stunning portrait products including custom portrait boxes. We also understand that some clients may wish to have digital files and these are available.
A Family & Cake Smash Photography Experience is confirmed with a $250 transferable, but non-refundable, Session Fee.* BUY NOW.
* $250 Session Fee is for weekdays only. The Weekend Photography Experience Session Fee is $400.
Family portraiture is a way to document family life from year to year. A family photo shows the gap toothed smile of youth; the different personalities of your child as they grow and develop and possibly the celebration of new life.
Choosing a yearly family portrait is choosing a history that only increases in value over time.
Without reminders, we forget the past. We can forget the small things, and it is the small things that matter most. All that we forget can be permanently lost if we do not plan a way to remember them.
Professionals are not only trained in how to use the equipment properly but they are trained in entertaining. Our photographers have years of experience and know exactly how to get your children to have fun and capture the natural moments that come along with having a great time.
We are also covered by insurances and policies you would expect a professional business to have.
We suggest Cake Smash sessions are taken around your child's first birthday. If you'd like the photographs to be used for cards or invitations for first birthday celebrations, the Cake Smash should take place six weeks prior to your child's birthday.
We only take a limited amount of bookings a month so that each client gets our full attention. To ensure your desired time it is best to book in as soon as possible.
Family Sessions are held in our studio which is located within Brisbane Photography Studios at 55 Caswell Street East Brisbane. We have a fun vibrant studio full of props and everything you will need for a Family Session. We photograph the full family first, leaving the cake and mess until the very end of the session.
Family sessions can take anywhere from 1-2 hours depending how many family members there are as well as how much fun you are all having.
There is no real limit to the amount of people we accept in our sessions. It is your Family and your photographic experience so if you have a family of two or if you have a family of nine everyone is welcome! Some Grandparents also like to attend the sessions.
The Cake Smash part includes just the birthday child with the cake.
Your session will include a Planning Consultation where we get to know more about you and your new family. This helps us get a better background into your lives and helps us know what expressions and moments to focus on in your session. It then includes your actual Photographic Experience which can go for up to two hours. Finally your Design Consultation where, a trained design consultant will sit down with you and help you pick the very best Artwork for your home.
Although family sessions don't need many props or props at all really, we do encourage you to bring along anything if it has a significant meaning to you and your family. Your childs favourite toy or dress-up outfit is always a favourite thing to bring. Or some people may even bring in their special pet.
We will supply the cake for a Cake Smash. If you would prefer to supply your own, please let us know.
For the Family part of the session, choosing outfits that are in the same colour palette is important. If you want something bright and vibrant choose bright and vibrant - or if you want something more dark and moody choose dark colours. Just don't all come dressed in the same colour! Its fun to break it up and have a variety of colours. Shoulders and arms that are covered are more flattering for most people.
Bring a change of clothing for your toddler. Cake Smashes can get quite messy and look best with a bare tummy. The girls often wear a little skirt or tutu and the boys often wear shorts, bloomers or cargos (supplied by you).
You will view anywhere from 20-40 of the very best images from your session.
There is no obligation at all to purchase the photographs however, we can guarantee you will love your photos you will want to buy them and display them all around the house for your friends and family to see.
We offer all different types of Payment Plans but the most popular is Take Home Layby. With Take Home Layby you only need to put down a third deposit and you can take your product home with you! You then make payments fortnightly to Take Home Layby which you can spread out over 6, 12 or 18 months, depending on the financed amount.
We will archive your files for five years after your session date. This is great if you decide you wish you purchased more prints or something bigger for the wall, you do have the option to come back for another Design Consultation.
After two months all files are archived safely. There is an Archive Retrieval Fee of $200 after this time to review or order more photographs. An appointment must be made for another Design Consultation prior to archiving to avoid this fee.
We have free car parking available within the studio premises as well as free street parking around the studio. You can basically pull up out the front and walk straight in the door.