What is a cake smash photography and why you should do it – Toronto Photographer

April 29, 2022

Cake smash photography is a fun way to document your child’s birthday. At Anchor Studio our cake smash photography is fun, candid and playful which results in stunning images as keepsakes. It allows you to document your child’s first birthday milestone while still capturing the magic.

Cake smash photography captures the moment. Plus, there’s more to it than just taking a picture of the cake. A cake smash photography shoot is about capturing the emotion of the day. It’s about capturing your family’s portraits as well as the moment when your child discovers cake for the first time. Cake smash photography is the act of photo shooting a baby smashing a cake. We use a combination of simple props and beautiful natural light studios in Toronto and the GTA to create a unique photoshoot experience for each client.

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Many parents choose to have a cake smash photoshoot for a few reasons. One of the reasons many families choose to do cake smash photos is that they want to mark a special occasion. Perhaps your child’s birthday is coming up and you’re looking for a fun way to celebrate. Or perhaps your child just had their first day of school and you’re looking to capture their excitement on camera. Whatever the reason, cake smash photos allow you to mark the special day while still capturing the magic of the moment.

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Cake smash photography isn’t just about the decoration. It’s about your little one having a moment of independence and doing it the way he/she feels like it should. All the cake smash sessions happen in-studios at Mint Room Studios and Preto Loft in the winter months and also outdoors during the warmer months from July to September. I’ve invested in lovely props and a client closet for moms and kids so you don’t have to worry about what to wear or the clean up afterwards.

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We plan your cake smash together with you. We will first discuss the cake smash theme (we do offer many cake smash inspiration ideas if you don’t want to think much about it or don’t have anything specific in mind). Then we will order a matching cake from a local cake designer.

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Cake smash photos are a great way to celebrate a child’s birthday. But they don’t have to be limited to just a one-year celebration. I have many clients who come back every year and the kids keep enjoying their photos year after year!

Make sure to bring an extra set of clothes FOR YOU as well! Yes, you may get messy and sugary when cleaning your little one. Some parents also like to have some cake in the meantime and accidents do happen, believe us!

Please book at least 2 months in advance to hold your spot for a cake smash, and the reason why is we need some time to gather all props and order the cake for your theme and get everything ready for the perfect day.

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Cake smash photography is a great way to capture your child’s special day. It’s about more than just taking a picture of the cake. There are so many wonderful moments in a child’s life that deserve to be captured. Whether you do a cake smash for your child’s birthday or any other special occasion, these tips will help you create some lasting memories.

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.

Here are more blog posts in different locations in Toronto both outdoors and in-studio showing you different locations and themes for what your child’s cake smash session could look like.

Cake smash session at Mint Room Studios in The White Loft

Cake smash session in The Solarium Studio

Twin cake smash session in The Ballroom

Smash the cake session at Summerset Studio

Cake smash session in The Lounge at Mint Room Studios


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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