Chicago Cake Smash Photography Sessions

Maternity and newborn sessions may make up the majority of my day-to-day work here at the studio, but did you know that I also offer Chicago cake smash photography sessions? I love celebrating milestones with my families, and there are so many ways to do it.

This family decided they wanted a cake smash to celebrate their little one’s first birthday. This is always such a fun way to go! I love seeing how different kiddos react. Some of them are a little intimidated by the cake at first and need some encouragement to start exploring it. Others dive in face first!

Baby in onesie seated next to cake and smiling at camera in studio near Chicago

What to Expect from a Cake Smash Session

I try to keep all my sessions as relaxing and hassle-free as possible for busy families. With my Chicago cake smash photography sessions, all parents have to provide is the cake and I will take care of the rest! (This is mostly because of allergies and dietary restrictions. The safety of my clients always comes first, so I think it’s best to leave the cake up to the parents, who know their baby best.)

I also try to include some portraits during your session—before things get too sticky! And I have a variety of backdrops and setup choices so that we can create a cake smash that fits your style. For this little cutie, we went with a very simple, white setup with plenty of balloons and just a touch of greenery.

First birthday cake smash in Chicago
One-year-old baby exploring cake with topper against background of white balloons

Chicago Cake Smash Photographer

If a cake smash sounds like the perfect way to celebrate your baby’s first birthday, I hope you’ll be in touch. I would love to welcome you to the studio for a photo party! If you love the idea of capturing your baby’s milestones, but aren’t interested in a cake smash, I offer many other milestone session options. Check out my studio milestones gallery and outdoor milestones gallery for ideas.

Baby in white studio setup with first birthday cake

Hoping to see you and your little one soon!




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Agata Brannon Photography specializes in newborn, maternity, baby and family photography in Palatine, Illinois and surrounding Northwest Chicago including but not limited to Schaumburg and Arlington Heights

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