Lumberjack Cake Smash Session | Kitchener Birthday Photography

Lumberjack Cake Smash Session | Baby G Turns 1!!
{ Paris, ON Cake Smash Photographer }

When G’s mom messaged me about a cake smash session, I asked her if she had a theme in mind.  We threw around a few ideas, then she came to the idea of a Lumberjack Cake Smash Sessions. She asked if it was “over done”.  I replied with an enthusiastic, “NO!” and we got started on designing the set up.  The fact is, your child only turns one once so you may as well have the set up and session you love.  We went all out for the Lumberjack theme and had a blast doing so.  Baby G was thrilled too and he devoured his cake.

On the day of the session I always ask two very important questions:  1. Does baby walk? (this can drastically change the session and how messy things get lol) and 2. Does baby like food / will he or she eat the cake?
My kids hated food. They both didn’t eat much real food until they were about one or older. Both of my kids have a mediocre cake smash session from their first birthdays to the point where I am considering a donut smash for my just-turned 3 year old and 5 year old.  This might help me get over the fact our cake smashes were just meh.  I had to hide other food in their cakes and my daughter would only dig into her cake to pull out a lollipop.  I have learned how to photograph children who don’t eat much food or don’t like the cake much with some top secret tools and tricks 😉

Baby G, well he loved the cake. He dove into it. He squished it in his hands. He ate it. He played in it and he  even squished his toes in the icing.
These actions make me so happy inside as a photographer.  At the end of his messy session, we cleaned him up with a nice little bubble bath tub.

Here are some of my favourites from Baby G’s Lumberjack Cake Smash Session!!  Doesn’t that smile just melt your heart?!?!



He started out using his hands and being all polite about it, then figured it was quicker just to face dive on into the cake and get a better bite!
Most of the sets and outfits are provided by me. Mama brought this outfit along that her friend made her. She also brought a couple of personal stuffed animals to add to the set up (Mr. Bear and Mr. Moose are G’s own stuffies from home…it’s sweet to add a personal touch).



Cake, anyone?  He was offering to share it with his mama and me!


Ack. Those eyes though. This is one of my favourite angles.


A wooden spoon is always a big hit. Even if they don’t eat the cake, the love to beat it up and squash it with a spoon.


The tubs are becoming one of my favourite parts of the session! So. Much. Fun.

Lumberjack_cake_smash_session_019If you are interested in booking a cake smash session, do not hesitate to contact me to schedule your date!  Cake smash sessions are best booked when baby is about 11 months old. This allows for time to post your gallery, edit and deliver images in time for Baby’s Birthday!  If you would like custom thank you cards or birthday invitations, it also gives us time to design and order those.  Cake smash sessions are all custom designed based on your favourite colours or theme.  Send me an email to or call 519-717-7002 to chat about your cake smash theme. Be sure to follow us on Facebook for up to date sessions!

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