ONE YEAR CELEBRATORY SESSIONS
CAKE SMASHES, DONUT SMASHES, ICE CREAM SMASHES, COOKIE SMASHES OR PAINT SESSIONS
However you choose to celebrate your little one's FIRST birthday, we are here to help and make it a fun process! We will do our best to coordinate with your birthday theme or colors to make it extra special! All of our specialty sessions are one hour sessions and we do also love getting standard portraits in the first half hour of their session! Check out some examples of these sessions and frequently asked questions below!
Q. What is included in the session?
A. An hour long session includes an on line gallery and 20 hand edited images. A half hour session includes an on line gallery and 10 hand edited images. With a cake smash we provide a 6" single layer cake in a coordinating color of your theme, you are welcome to provide a cake and we will note a $10 discount on your invoice. For ice cream, donut or cookie smashes we will provide those items as well. If you have selected a paint session, we will supply paper or a canvas for them to paint on, the paints (non toxic) along with brushes if they need them! We will coordinate with you to create a set using your birthday colors or theme if we have items in stock, just ask when setting up your appointment and we will be more than happy to help you plan! Please keep in mind any allergies your child may have!
Q. Does your fee include any printed images?
A. The standard session fee does not include prints. It includes your session fee, online gallery, digital images, and print release.
Q. Do we have to pay anything beyond the session fee?
A. No, you are not obligated to pay anything beyond the session fee. We encourage you to allow us to order prints for you for the best quality, but you are able to print where ever you would like.
Q. When is payment expected?
A. A $50 non refundable reservation fee is required upon booking your appointment, final payment is due at time of session. You will receive an invoice for your session and payments may be made online.
Q. Do we have to bring anything?
A. You do not have to bring anything to your session unless your little one has a special stuffed animal, blanket or other special item you wish to have them captured with, or if you have specific party or theme decor you would like to incorporate into their session. Although we do allow for outfit changes, we do ask you keep it to a minimum as sometimes constant changing does not make for the happiest of children! Our website also has a wide variety of props and backdrops to choose from. If there is something you see that you wish to have, please let us know so we may plan accordingly to ensure that is still available and ready for your session.
Q. When should I schedule my appointments?
A. You may schedule your appointment as far as a year out! Weekend mornings fill up fast, so as soon as you can schedule, shoot us an email! Please remember important times such as naps and feedings!
Q. Are all sessions taken in studio?
A. Most of our specialty sessions happen indoors because of the backdrops, and props that are used to create the custom sets. Also, we find outside with sweets attracts bugs and pests! If you wish to have images taken outside we can do our best to accomodate your requests!
Q. Can we take pictures in different outfits?
A. Yes, the first part of your session can be standard images, images with sibling/family. At this time you may change their outfit and use standard backdrops in studio or take some outdoor pictures if time and weather allow!
Q. What if I don't want a specialized session?
A. You may choose standard one hour session for $250 or a thirty minute session for $125. These sessions would not include cake, donuts, ice cream, cookies or paint. We still may be able to coordinate colors of your theme, just ask us when you are ready to book!
Do plan ahead if you wish to have your images back for a birthday party. It typically takes about 3 weeks from session time for you to select the images you wish to have us edit, the editing time frame and to get those back to you should you wish to order anything.
Do bring an arsenal of snacks for your little one should they need a break during the session! Sometimes cheerios on the backside of a cake really get them to dig in!
Colors like reds, blacks and darker blues do sometimes tend to stain little hands and outfits, so when selecting cake colors, do keep that in mind!
Be sure to pack a change of clothing for after your smash, these sessions tend to get messy, we do keep wipes on hand!