Modern Weddings, Headshots and Family Portraits Photographer in Cleveland Ohio

Cake Smash & First Birthday Milestone Photo | Cleveland Ohio

Cleveland Cake Smash Photo Session

Cake smash session is a fun way to celebrate first birthday. The images are also great as decoration for your child birthday party or on the Thank You cards. The session consists of 2 parts, milestone session and cake smash session. The last part is optional, an add-on a bubble bath session that you can add to your cake smash package.

Part 1 – Baby Milestone Photo Session

This session is to capture your child personality. We can also incorporate props such as your child favorite book or stuffed animal.

Part 2- Cake Smash Session

Cake smash session has special theme or color. I will styled the set up and have a customized cake to match with the theme.

Add on-Bubble Bath Session

You can add a bubble bath session right after the cake smash session. This is a great way to clean up your child and it makes awesome pictures too.

Add- Family Session 

Add family session before cake smash. This is a great way to update your family picture.


Photo Location

Cake smash session can be done in my photography studio in Cleveland or outdoor session (in the park or by the beach). I Heart Life Photography Studio is located on West 33rd St, convenient location just 10 minutes away from Downtown Cleveland.  In this 1,600 sf studio, I can set up two backdrops (one child size and another one for family) to give you the best photo experience.

What to Wear for Cake Smash Session

Please plan to bring at least 2 outfits for the session. Most parents usually choose outfits to match the theme or to complement the cake. Accessories are great to add detail and interest to your images.



You will receive a complimentary cake for your cake smash session. It’s vanilla cake (light colored cake is better on pictures) with a colored frosting. It’s low sugar so it’s not too sweet for your child first cake. If your child has food allergies, parents are welcome to bring your own cake or we can do birthday smash bowl of watermelon, smash bowl of whipped cream with sprinkles or pancake with whipped cream and sprinkles.

Bring your child’s favorite dried snack (such as yogurt puff) to put on the cake. When your child sees something familiar on the cake, your child will be more willing to touch the cake. I will also provide a spoon used to feed or to provide “assistance” to break the cake,

To browse additional images from I Heart Life- Cleveland Cake Smash sessions, click the following link: Cake Smash Photography



As Cleveland boutique photographer, I Heart Life Photography is proud to provide a wide range of products such as wall arts, albums and digital images.

Retainer fee of $100 is required when you book your session. This retainer fee does not include any products such as digital images or prints. You choose your collection or products Ala Carte at the Image Reveal session, this way you’ll be able to view your picture first.

Retainer fee includes:

  • Pre-session consultation to discuss the theme
  • Up to one hour photo session
  • Two backdrops and two outfits
  • One cake smash
  • Decor (banner/ballons)
  • Image reveal session where you are invited back to the studio to view the proof and to select a Collection or Product Ala Carte.

Collection 1: $200

  • 5 (five) professionaly edited and enhanced images
  • Print release
  • One usb drive

Collection 2: $385

  • 8 (eight) professionally edited and enhanced images
  • Print release
  • One usb drive customized with your picture
  • 11 x 14 professionally mounted print

Collection 3: $485

  • 10 (ten) professionally edited and enhanced images
  • Print release
  • One usb drive customized with your picture
  • 16 x 20 Canvas


Ready to book? The ideal time to book is at least 1 month before you want your session take place.  Earlier if you want to have a very specific theme.

Please fill out the form below  or email to for booking information.