Simple, modern and classic cake smash photography – Anchor Studio

June 28, 2022

You made it through a year! Sure, these sessions are about celebrating the little one’s first birthday, but between you and me … parents need to be commended for surviving that first year too!

Cake smashes are done in a modern, minimalist style, and set against classic, timeless decor where your baby gets to be the focus of attention, rather than a bunch of props. The purpose remains to tell the story of who your baby is, by focusing on the little things like his hearty belly laugh, or how she pouts to get her way, their love for cuddles and candid images of you as a family.

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How time flies

Doesn’t it feel like yesterday when you held that little one in your arms for the first time? Now they are a crawling, giggling, bundle of energy who challenge you in so many ways! As you look ahead towards the transition from baby to toddler, contact me around the 10-month mark so we have enough time to book the cake for their cake smash!

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Getting to know you

A cake smash is an experience completely customized for your little one. We have an extensive planning call to talk about your baby’s personality, what is important to you to capture, and which colours and decor would allow your baby to be the star of the show. Expect lots of brainstorming and Pinterest boards – planning is so much fun!

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Prepping made easy

Right from the beginning, I emphasize that cake smashes are FUN! I use checklists to let you know exactly what to expect before, during and after the session so you can leave the stress behind. I take care of the cake, and you can use my studio wardrobe, so just bring your baby and let’s get messy! And yeah, I clean up too!

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It’s Photo Day!

It’s here! Prepare to have a fun, energetic and memorable session. Baby may hate the cake, or baby may bury his face in the cake, or anything in between! Whatever happens, we’ll all get messy, laugh a lot, sing Baby Shark 22 times, and sneak bites of the cake. And get stunning photos recording this special day.

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The Big Reveal

Expect a couple of sneak peeks within a day or so! Within 2 days of your session, your full gallery will be presented online for you to review in the comfort of your home. I’m sure you are going to love them all, but my commitment to you is always to only buy what you love, so choose which collection makes sense for your needs and lifestyle.

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Let’s talk about art

Your photos are part of your story as a family, and it makes no sense to keep those memories sitting forgotten in a dusty corner of your hard drive. Part of what I do as a Toronto cake smash photographer is to provide a free artwork consultation to offer ideas on how you can display your gorgeous family photos in your home.

Anchor Studio: Newborn, Family & Cake Smash Photography
Anchor Studio: Newborn, Family & Cake Smash Photography
Anchor Studio: Newborn, Family & Cake Smash Photography


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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