Cake smash session at Scarborough Bluffs Beach – Toronto Photographer

March 22, 2022

The cake smash is a popular photoshoot that marks your baby turning one, a huge milestone for your baby. The first birthday session is one of the most important photography sessions to shoot.  Watch your baby dive into a cake or simply play with the icing. Whatever the reaction, a cake smash session is always a fun and hilarious way to commemorate the milestone of turning one. 

In this fun, celebratory session, your wee one will have the chance to smash a 5” customized cake while parents, caregivers, and siblings look on and participate. You’ll receive 35 edited, high resolution images of your choice and you’ll get an online gallery you can show off to family and friends.

The best part of this session is that you’ll have captured your family’s authentic, loving, and unique moments of connection that will last for generations to come.

Each 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
  • Custom 5” buttercream naked cake
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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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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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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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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.

Family photo shoot at Scarborough Bluffs

Family and maternity photos at Scottsdale Farm

Family and cake smash photo shoot at Mint Room Studios

Family and cake smash photo shoot in The Solarium Studio

Family photos at The Evergreen Brickworks

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!


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 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 2021, so don’t hesitate to get in touch soon!

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