Birthday Cake Smash FAQ's


Do you provide the Cake?

I do not provide the cake.  Due to possible unknown allergies, I ask that the parent provide the cake. I can recommend local bakers.


When should I book my child's Cake Smash?

Whenever you like.  Normally I'd expect to do cake smashes for a first or second birthday but there's no hard and fast rules.  If you are wanting to use the portraits for their birthday party or invites, please book in at least a month or ever two prior to that.


What themes do you have available?

We have a selection of themes, ranging from Rainbows, Donuts to Wild One.  We are constantly expanding our collection so please get in touch if you have a particular theme in mind.  If a theme isn't your thing, we can certainly go with a simple white...


Can I get another backdrop that you haven't listed?

If there is a certain backdrop you like, please message me and I surely can find one to suit.  (Additional $50 will be added for new backdrop purchases).


What if my baby has never had cake before?

It is important to let your baby taste and play with some cake and icing prior to their session, so that they are somewhat use to the whole idea.


Do I get all the images you take?

I go thoroughly through all the images we take during the session and will take out the obviously unusable ones in a first step then reduce the amount of duplicates so you can enjoy only the best of the best images.


My child has a little scratch/bruise on their face, is that ok?

Kids at this age are always on the move, lots of falling and tripping over.  If your child has a little mark on their face, don't worry as I am able to touch it up in post processing!


When will I get my photos?

You will be sent a link to your private online gallery to view and choose your images within 2 weeks of your session if not earlier.  Once chosen, I will contact you when your USB & Prints are ready to collect, approx a week after.


How should I prepare for the cake smash?

I email my clients a prep guide to help make sure that the cake smash runs smoothly.  The prep guide includes tips on what to expect, what to bring and so much more.


Can I order professional prints through you?

Absolutely!  I work with the top professional print labs in Australia.  Your images deserve to be printed and displayed for your family to enjoy and treasure for years to come.  Renee V Photography offers beautiful high quality prints and custom products.  From traditional prints. mounted prints and gallery wrapped canvases, to premium heirloom albums and acrylic blocks there is truly something for everyone!


What if I want more images than my package includes?

Once you view your gallery, and you decide that you love more images than what's included in your package, you are welcome to purchase additional images at $45 each.



Covid 19

I am full vaccinated (2 plus booster) and take all the precautions to protect my little and big clients.  Studio and props are always sanitized before each session.  I also wear a mask and gloves throughout the entire session.


Where is your studio?

My home studio is in Point Cook 3030, West Melbourne - 25k's from the City.


Ok, I'm ready to book, what's next?

I can't wait to work with you, please message me HERE , we will discuss a date, and you will then be able to sign your contract and submit your retainer (a retainer is due upon booking to reserve your date, and this comes off which ever package you choose after your session has take place).



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