The Cake Smash and Baby Photography Experience – Anchor Studio

February 20, 2021

Cake smash and baby milestone sessions are held in indoor at Anchor Studio located in The Junction as well as outdoors in the GTA during warmer months. Photographs are captured at Mint Room Studios offering a number of beautiful, natural light studios ranging from classical white rooms, a creamy bohemian room and moodier tones too.

Cake Smash sessions are best done when your little one is between 11-12 months old (when they are sitting unassisted but not yet walking) and will go for approximately 1 hour. We start out cake smash sessions with a portrait session of your little one, this includes one set up with clothing provided from my client closet. After this, we continue will family portraits of you and you little one (these will be your child’s fave when they look back on them years from now) and finally bring out the cake smash. Once your little one has enjoyed smashing their ca smashing their cake, we will pop them in a nice warm mini bubble bath and capture some awesome splashing!

We take the hard work out of it for you! Our cakes are made by a vendor we work with that delivers them to the studio the day of your session. The cakes are a delicious, 5 inch vanilla, buttercream cake made for your little one to smash. We like to keep the cakes as simple as possible, so we don’t take away from your little one and all the cute expressions they will make!

Below are a variety of different sessions from outdoor themed sessions to ones in studio. If you have a specific request or theme, just let me know and I will be happy to work with you and discuss your vision for your session during our phone consultation.


The Nest is a playful kids room where little ones can explore and play. To see more cake smash sessions at Mint Room Studios click here for more cuteness! As you can see, it works for both boy and girl cake smash sessions as we love incorporating photos with parents too. Moms are welcomed to also borrow beautiful dresses from my client closet for moms.

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The Ballroom features a classical, Parisian style with white walls and is beautifully furnished with props perfect for family portraits. From time to time, it also features some stunning set ups which last a few months of the year. This stunning bohemian themed session click here is an example of one decorated set which lasted one month.

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Outdoor cake smash sessions are just as cute during the warmer months in Toronto.

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First birthdays are so exciting and an important milestone to document of your baby. A cake smash session is a great way to show off their personality and what they are into. At Aurora Joy Photography we go above an beyond to create a unique styled set up for your session. You can choose to have a simple colour theme, florals or a more elaborate set up, the choice is yours. We will do our best to create exactly what you envision. Some elaborate set ups may incur an additional design fee design fee but Emma will advise you of this when you start to talk about your session ideas. The Props We take care of it all! From outfit to set up to the mini bath at the end, we handle everything. We have a variety of balloon options available including garlands, single balloons as well as big balloons. Custom outfits can be purchased for your session if we do not have it in the studio. about it.

Cake smashing with a tired bub isn’t fun, so try to schedule your booking in with your little ones sleeping pattern, when they are rested after nap time and fully awake. It is also important to make sure your little one has eaten it its not their normal eating time so they wont get unsettled for the session. Bring extra snacks and a drink for them to have between smashing. The Session will get very messy!! So its important for mum and dad to wear clothing that is okay to get covered in cake and a spare change of clothes for you two is a good idea.

Cake smash packages includes

More information about the three package we offer can be found here. All give you access to our client closet with stunning outfits for mom, babies and kids up to age five as well as props.

How to Book

I’d like to think that choosing us here at Anchor Studio Photography makes you feel that you’ll have such a great time with me and that we’ll get to capture the memories of your family as they grow in the years to come. If you want to find out more about our sessionspackages and pricing, just click here to visit our website.

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 Toronto, Canada. 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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