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The cake smash Experience

Your baby is turning one!?  Where did the time go?? Whether you are hoping for a floral, simple white, sports, or something more involved, together we will plan the perfect photo session to capture what makes your little one unique.

I want you to have a stress-free and fun cake smash photo experience. My cake smash clients all receive a custom smash cake for their little one, access to my client closet of carefully curated outfits for one year olds, expert planning, styling, and set up, and a session reveal to help choose your images and heirlooms. All my clients take home archival artwork to display in their home!

I love working with little ones to help them have fun and get some great birthday and cake smash photos! To reserve your cake smash session, I begin booking as early as 6 months old so you can get your photos back by their birthday. I can sometimes accommodate last minute cake smash sessions.



Everything begins with a quick conversation! I want to know all the details you are envisioning for your little one's cake smash photo session! We'll chat, see if we are a good fit, and schedule your planning consultation.

1. Say Hello

Next, we'll meet for a planning consultation. This will happen in the comfort of your own home or you may come to my studio. We'll get to know each other and plan your dream session!

You will have the opportunity to look through my client closet of cake smash outfits, flip through my curated collection of heirloom albums and folio boxes, and check out beautiful, archival wall art.

We will discuss colors/themes, plan the cake, and start deciding how and where you would like to display your photos. This is when you will reserve your session date.

2. Planning Consultation

We will have a fun, relaxed cake smash photo session! I have snacks and drinks available, as well as toys for siblings. We'll start with some photos of your one year old before the cake to help warm up, then we will add in the cake and let her have fun!

3. Your session

Now for the fun part! You'll come back in for your viewing and ordering appointment. This is when you will see your photos for the very first time and choose your heirlooms! 

4. choose your heirlooms

So exciting! You will return in 4-6 weeks to view and pick up your artwork! Once everything has arrived and been hand inspected, I will contact you to set up your appointment. 

5. receive your artwork

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The cake smash process

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Your cake smash session creative fee is $250. This includes a design appointment to customize the session to your little one, expert styling and access to our client closet of sitter outfits, smash cake for your birthday boy or girl, and expert retouching of your images.

Sutherland Photography offers only archival quality prints, canvases, and albums to preserve your memories of your little one's first birthday. Artwork is available a la carte, so you only purchase what works for your home and your family. 

Digital images and products are sold separately.

The Investment Details

Maggie is such a talented photographer! Our session was so much fun, very relaxed,  and the images came out so much better than I could have imagined! A true artist!

Maternity Session


family Session


Right from the start Maggie made us feel extremely comfortable, was clear and direct and genuinely excited to take our photos! At the actual shoot she was relaxed but so professional and made us feel like naturals as she snapped our photos. The end product far exceeded our expectations and we absolutely LOVE the photos hanging on our walls. The quality of the photos are excellent!

My daughters and I had such an amazing time! Maggie was fabulous. So patient with my very energetic four year old and infant girls. She even had snacks and bubbles ready to keep the kids smiling! The finished photos captured my kids personalities and love for each other perfectly!! Maggie was so polite, accommodating and easy to work with. Highly recommend!

family Session


Maggie was great to work with! Patient with my little's uncertainty of her cake smash! She captured some precious photos of a special time for us! Fast turn around and quality and priced appropriately. Thank you Maggie!

Cake Smash Session



Fun and sweet cake smash sessions that result in artwork on your walls

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I look forward to chatting with you soon!

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