I am sure you can't believe your little one is about to turn 1 year old!

That first year passes so quickly and I am so excited to document such a momentous occasion!


Cake Smash Sessions are $325

2 hours of shooting time

30 edited digital images

online gallery

printing rights

You will receive images of your child from their cake smash, as well as, individual images of your child in an outfit of your choice.

I typically do individual pictures first, then smash pictures. (They get pretty messy!)

Cake smash sessions can be in my home studio OR at an outdoor location of your choice. (weather permitting)


Payment is due in full on or before our session date. You can pay via my website by clicking on the link below



THEMES AND COLORS ~ I love a good theme, but prefer to keep it minimal. For me as an artist, it is more important to see your baby, rather than the decorations. A small banner or garland works perfectly. Etsy is a great place to find these props.  If there is a theme you prefer, please let me know in advance, so I can do what I can to accommodate. Choosing colors for a cake smash can be tough. I suggest choosing colors that match home or nursery decor. Pinterest is a great resource for color schemes.

THE OUTFIT ~ We will begin your baby’s session with a few non-cake smashing poses. I have a limited supply of outfits for older babies in the studio. You are more than welcome to use them for these portraits, but may want to bring a few things of your own. Boys look great in blue jeans paired with suspenders or a tie. Or, a pair of leggings, a onesie, and a cute hat will do the trick. For girls, ruffle bums, leggings, and tutus are always perfect. Rompers are pretty spectacular as well.

THE CAKE ~ The cake is a very important part of the session. Please make sure you have a proper smash cake for photographing. Giant cupcakes or small tiered cakes photograph best.  Also, it is important to remember that baby will be smashing the cake into a thousand pieces. I recommend a simple yellow cake, or chocolate if it is cohesive with the colors chosen for decorations. Fondant is pretty, but it is not easy to eat with your fingers. A classic buttercream frosting is best. If you refrigerate the cake before the session, please allow plenty of time for the cake to soften and warm to room temperature.

THE MESS ~ Giving a cake to a baby does create a mess. I will gladly allow your little one to take a dip in my bathtub after the session. If we are doing the session outdoors, please bring LOTS of wipes.  Be sure to bring a change of clothes, too.

NAP TIME ~ Please be sure to schedule your cake smash around your baby’s nap time. Rested babies are happy babies!


All sales are final. Due to the nature of digital photography and the fact that photographs, once sent, cannot be returned; Ginny O. Photography has a strict no refunds policy.


I am primarily a natural light photographer, which means my images have a natural look to them. Editing is used to finish off the images, not manipulate or change them. I offer basic editing which includes adjustments such as enhanced colors, contrast, white balance, sharpen, noise reduction, cropping, and light blemish removal.


The images are the property of Ginny O. Photography of Richmond, Virginia. As such, Ginny O. Photography reserves the right to display any photographs as samples of her work. Please direct your friends and family members to your gallery for their viewing and purchasing pleasure. Please give Ginny O. Photography credit when posting my images online, including Facebook. No alterations to the images are permitted.

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