What’s Included

25-35 fully edited images, digitally delivered
Pick a "pre-styled" theme or design your own
1 outfit change
Photos taken with and without cake
Includes smash cake and decorations
Typically 1 hour in the studio

What’s Included

Includes 1 year "Cake Smash Session"
+ milestone sessions at 3, 6, and 9 months old
20-30 fully edited images for each milestone
Milestone sessions typically 1 hour 
(if weather permits, outdoor setting is available)
Savings of $125

What’s Included

25-35 fully edited images, digitally delivered
2-3 sets/backdrops and/or props
1-2 outfit changes
Typically 30-60 minutes in the studio

What’s Included

Add on a custom chalkboard set to any cake smash session
You choose theme, colors, and text
Hand chalked by Assistant Ashley

Cake Smash Sessions…

This is one of Carrie's absolute favorite sessions - what is not to love about letting a child have full freedom to make a huge mess and enjoy themselves??

We have several cake smash themes for you to choose from and you can see them all laid out at the bottom of our Cake Smash Portfolio page.  You can very simply look at the variety and choose one you like best!  For a small handfull of the themes, outfits are available for use.  For most, however, you would simply need to provide the clothing.  Most parents choose an outfit for the portrait shots and a cute onesie or tutu for the cake smashing shots.  (Carrie is slowly adding outfits and hopes to provide them for each theme available soon.)  The cake is included in the price of the cake smash.  We have them custom made by a wonderful bakery, Sweet Occasions in Schaumburg, IL.  For a small extra fee, we are able to have cakes made that accomodate any allergy/diet comcerns.

If you desire to have a unique theme or one that you do not see here, Carrie would be happy to design a new set for/with you.  There is an additional fee for this service and the cost depends on how prop-heavy your set will be.  This fee allows Carrie to buy the props and supplies she would need to create the set.  Often, this fee is around $50.

A tip for a happy baby with a stomach full of cake - if the baby has never had frosting or sugar, it can be helpful to give them a cupcake ahead of the shoot and encourage them to play with it.  We have found that there are many little ones who get a bit overwhelmed by the cake smash experience in a new studio environment.  So, introducing it in a smaller, home setting can set the stage for more freedom and fun on the day of your session!

Milestone Sessions…

These are fun sessions that are focused on capturing your baby at several stages of this amazingly fast year of growth!  Carrie is very flexible with what is included in this time.  It is typically in the studio, but can take place outdoors at her home studio if the weather permits!  She has several excellent outdoor set options right in her backyard.

Ideally, the 3 month would be scheduled when they can hold their head up during belly time and the 6 month scheduled once they are sitting.  If your child is developing at a different pace, please schedule anyway and we will get creative! 

Carrie is available for High School Senior Milestone Sessions, on request. Please contact us for more information and pricing.

Other Information…

In order to book your session, a non-refundable $100 session fee is requried.  This fee reserves your session date.  If there is bad weather or other situations arise, the fee is transferrable to another date or session type. A travel fee applies for sessions further than 30 minutes away from Bartlett, IL, please contact us for more information.

For ALL of her photography sessions, Carrie offers all-inclusive digital downloads with no hidden fees.  Each and every session comes with high resolution digital images for you to cherish for a lifetime. In addition, Carrie offers the option to have your photos printed from a high quality professional printer. These prints can be ordered directly from your online gallery.

Serving Bartlett, Illinois, Carol Stream, Hanover Park, Streamwood, St. Charles, Geneva, Wheaton, Winfield, Bloomingdale, Elgin, South Elgin, Glendale Heights, Hoffman Estates, West Chicago, and other surrounding communities with excellence in newborn photography and child photography