In-studio cake smash – Toronto Photographer

July 16, 2020

When you first hold your newborn in your arms, the world suddenly makes sense. You created this tiny human who now holds your heart, and you know you’ll cherish every moment you’re blessed to have them in your life. From that first smile to those first steps and many more, you’ll have numerous milestones to look forward to in the months ahead.

Although first birthday cake smash sessions are our most popular sessions to photograph, we also capture all other milestone. This session in our natural light studio space located in The Junction was to celebrate this little dolls 1st birthday and as you can see the photos we capture at Anchor Studio are ones this mom will cherish for a lifetime. The best part for any photographer is when moms decide to join in on the fun and exist in photos with their children. These will be the ones this little girl will cherish most when she’s older.

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Family sessions are lifestyle in nature, meaning I embrace the spirit of your family. I encourage you to play with your kiddo, interact with your spouse and feel at ease. Family photos take place at the beginning so that little one has time to warm up to me. Plus, baby will be smashing a cake after the family part so this makes sure baby is clean for your family images.

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The milestone portion of your child’s session follows the family set ups. Milestone portion is where we focus on developmental changes since our last session together. For 12 months, it’s usually standing or walking, pulling up, clapping their hands, smiling, and really showcasing their personality.

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The word studio can create a vision in the mind of a very serious place where everyone must be careful and there is expensive equipment everywhere but that is NOT how my studio is! This studio space is designed for kids to play and snuggle, even run! Most kids are not willing to sit for long periods of time and I know that feeling.

There is always good light in the studio which is one of my favourite things about it. If you have a little one it may be tricky to schedule a session outdoors during the summer months due to naps and bedtimes. Choosing a studio session gives parents more flexibility to choose a time that works best for their child all year round.

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After baby’s individual portion of milestone images, we then focus on the cake smash aspect of your session. I provide timeless and vintage inspired props for this session, but also ensure baby is the focus of our time together, too. I do not like distracting aspects in the images so props are kept to a minimum so baby will be the shining star. Examples of props I may bring as things like an antique high chair, quilt and crate.

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If your little one is turning 1 soon – I’d love to capture their first birthday milestone session with a cake smash added whether it’s in-studio or outdoors. I also offer gift certificates which make the perfect gift for parents. You can contact me to set up a consultation and we can discuss all the details to customize your photography experience


There are a few ways you can book. You can book right online using this tab which leads you to my online booking calendar. However, not all available dates are on that calendar so if you need a different date, send me an email! You can reach me at anchorstudiotoronto@gmail.com

Anchor Studio Photography specializes in providing a full service photography experience that includes beautiful heirloom art products to display in your home. You can see some more of my work here: MaternityNewbornChild PortraitsCake Smash and Family Portraits in Toronto.

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