Cake Smash Shoot Tips & Tricks


When is the best time, or better said:

What's the occasion for a Cake Smash Shoot?


Most of our clients book their Cake Smash Shoot for the first birthday of their child. That's because this is a special occasion. But at the same time a lot of clients book their child's cake smash for their second, third or fourth birtday (or even when they are older).


Some clients book their Cake Smash spontaneously; to celebrate, to play, to memorize their child's moments.



Is a cake compulsory? Does a child have to smash a cake?

No. Not at all. In fact most of our clients book their Cake Smash Shoot for our props, sceneries, themes, etc. in the first place; not for the cake.



You can bring your own delicious cake with you and let your childe smash it. Or you can use our artistic cakes (as props, inedible) which look fantastic. One big advantage of our artistic cakes is that your child (and its clothes) won't get dirty.


Can parents join their Cake Smash Shoot?

Yes. It's possible but it depends on the package. Have a look at our packages and prices.


Our Working Method


1. Book your Shoot

Book your photo session online or call/app/email us


2. Pay a deposit of 40%

You will receive a payment request which you pay online


3. You receive a confirmation

After your payment you'll receive a confirmation immedtiately


The rest of the sum, 60%, you will pay in the studio. You can pay by cash or credit/debit card.



What Sceneries, Clothes, Themes, Props, etc. can be used during a Cake Smash Shoot?

The possibilities in our studio are unlimited. We have the broadest assortment of clothes, sceneries, props, backdrops, themes, fairy tales, furniture, toys and 10.000 other things which make your Cake Smash Photo Session unique. In other words: you don't have to take anything with you to the studio. We have it all.


Are there Dresses and Props for the parents?

If parents decide to be in the shoot they can use our Props and Sceneries. Moms can wear our Dresses. We have around 100 haute couture dresses in our studio in different sizes, colors and styles. There are many dresses to match your baby's/child's clothes, your expectations and wishes. Furthermore there are high heels, accessories, jewellery, hats and many more to wear.


Dads need to take their own clothes to the studio. We advise to take 2-3 sets in order to be able to change/match their clothes with the sceneries, baby's and mom's dresses. Dads' clothes should be smart casual, casual elegant. The best colors are: black, white, brown, dark blue. Avoid bright colors and large logos on your clothes.



You can see our Clothes, Fairy Tales, Themes, Dresses, Props, Sceneries, etc. in our portfolio.


What is the best location for your Cake Smash Shoot?

The best location for your Cake Smash Photography is our fully equipped, comfortable and safe studio.


First of all, it's fully equipped to facilitate a family with small children. There are changing tables, there is a micro wave where you can warm up food, etc.


The temperature in our studio is 21-22 degrees Celcius. It's ideal for your child.


You can play with your child. Your child can play with our toys, props and by doing so it gets used to a new surrounding in a pleasant and comfortable way.


Our photographer has a lot of experience with small children and babies and she knows how to approach your child to get the best result. At the same time she knows exactly how to create a relaxed and pleasant atmoshere for all of you and for your child in particular.



Make-Up & Hair Styling

Your Cake Smash Shoot will be a unique family asset for now and the future. It's crucial that you look stunning and well-groomed in the photo session.


Here are two options;


1. Our make-up artist can take care of your make-up and hair styling in a professional way.

2. You do your own make-up (and hair styling) at home.


Of course there is a 3rd option: no make-up/hair styling at all.


Let us know with your booking if you wish to book our make-up artist/hairdresser.


How long does a Cake Smash Shoot take?

This depends on the package. But in general it takes between 1 and 2 hrs. We need this time to make good pictures.



Please, arrive on time!

It's crucial to start your shoot on time! Any delay from your side will result in a cancellation of the photo session without any compensation.   


If your visit in our studio starts with make-up or hair styling, you don't have to come earlier. Just arrive exactly on time as stated in your booking.



Rescheduling of your Cake Smash Photo session

We schedule your shoot on an ideal date for you. We prefer to stick to this plan. We strongly discourage rescheduling.


Reschedule your photo session only when this is really necessary!


You can reschedule your booking once. It can be done up to 10 days prior to your originally booked photo session.



Cancellation of your Cake Smash Photo session 

We strongly discourage cancellation of your booking because your deposit/down payment will not be refunded by us.



Photography & Editing

Your pictures will be made and edited according to our style, techniques, standards, style, etc. By booking your shoot with us you automatically agree with it.


Adjustments proposed by you to the pictures can be made at extra charge and are subject to our photographer’s approval.


You receive the number of edited pictures according to your package. You will select which photos will be edited.


Unedited pictures will not be distributed.



Additional Photos

You can buy additional photos or all photos from your shoot. You can also order an Express Service (delivery within 3 working days).


Code of Conduct 

The co-operation between the photographer and the client is on an individual basis, close and personal. That is why we strictly apply a Code of Conduct during every photo session:


We place high value on a good, positive and respectful atmosphere during photo sessions. This is an important condition to realise stunning photos. When a customer is disrespectful, ruins the mood, we reserve the right to end the photo session prematurely, without compensation. In cases when the customer is aggressive, violent or in cases of theft, we'll immediately report this to the police and will take legal action.  


You're not allowed to make pictures yourself (with your smartfone/camera).


The customer must follow the instructions of our staff at all times.  



How will you receive your pictures?

Your photographer will send your photos digitally to you. It's possible to receive the pictures on a USB-stick at an additional fee.



How long will your pictures be stored?

We'll store your photos one month after the shoot. It's crucial that you choose your edited pictures within this time frame.


After one month (after your shoot) your pictures will be deleted.