Family and cake smash photographer at Mint Room Studios

August 30, 2020

Every year when we come around to the fall, I am always struck by the passage of time. In the life of a child, there are so many firsts – so many new things! – happening all the time. Whether your wee ones are going to school for the first time or just going into a new grade, there are so many new firsts! New interests, new friends, new growth, new learning.

Mom and daughter photo

My children are young, so there are lots of the traditional kinds of firsts – first steps, first pizza, first hugs, first smiles, first playdates, first birthdays. I know that these are moments that happen only once in their lives and I do my best to remember them as they go by, even if they go by so quickly.

This is one of the reasons why I am so passionate about family photography. I can see these firsts whiz by in my own life, so I try to pause and capture them with my camera as often as possible. Even getting family photos once a year helps take me back to not only the photo event itself, but that time in our lives. It’s like a time machine transporting me to a time when my oldest first started talking in full sentences or when my youngest turned one.

I hope that you’ll take a few moments this month to cherish the firsts coming up in your child’s life. Whether you journal them, keep audio clips in a notes app on your phone, or work with someone like me to commemorate those moments, be sure to find a way to cherish them for years to come.

One of my favourite sessions is the Cake Smash session. This is a beautiful opportunity to capture your child at this once-in-a-lifetime milestone with family photos, photos of just your wee one, and some whimsical fun mixed in. These sessions create memories that last for generations to come.

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Every cake smash session includes

  • 1 hour in-studio or outdoor session
  • Baby and family photos included
  • Access to Client Closet and Props
  • 35 edited, high resolution images chosen by you
  • Online gallery to share with family and friends

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. Interested in seeing more birthday sessions? Click here to go to my birthday portfolio!

Here are more blog posts in different locations in Toronto both outdoors and in-studio showing why you should hire a photographer to capture your beautiful family.

Cake smash session at Mint Room Studios

Sibling cake smash session at Preto Loft

Spring themed smash session in The Ballroom at Mint Room Studios

Smash the cake session in The Lounge

Backyard cake smash session

Scarborough Bluffs Beach cake smash session


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 hello@anchorstudio.ca

Anchor Studio Photography specializes providing a full service experience that starts with booking your session and ends with getting beautiful tangible heirloom products being displayed in your home. My style of soft, candid and timeless photos can be seen in all my maternitynewbornchild and family portraits in Greater Toronto Area, including Oakville, Mississauga, North York and Richmond Hill. If you are interested in booking a portrait session for your family, you can click here to book your session. I am now booking sessions for summer 2022, so don’t hesitate to get in touch soon!

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