Cake Smash is a new way to celebrate your baby's first birthday!

Updated: Mar 27

What is a cake smash?

Cake smash is fairly new tradition of celebrating your baby's first birthday. It became more popular in past 7-10 years. A cake smash is a photo session, where a one-year-old gets super messy with its cake, while photographer captures the moments of a baby making a mess and tasting it for the first time. I find those sessions being super fun! Some babies do enjoy to get messy when digging in a cake, while others do not care for mess and frosting on their hands!

Before the scheduling a cake smash photo session, I do a consultation to go over the details, decorations, theme, outfits and expectations. It can be done over the phone, email or in person. I do provide all the decorations and the cake. If your child has any allergies, please, let me know about that so we can discuss the other options, other ways I am not responsible.

My cake supplier list:

Katie's Creation for cake smash ordering:

106th Street and Keystone Avenue, Carmel, Indiana

(317) 918-2632 Baking You Happy:

8024 Bittern Lane, Indianapolis, Indiana 46256

(317) 600-9771

A lot of my clients do use the images from the session for an invitations to actual Birthday Party, please keep in mind, if this the case, photo session should be scheduled 4-5 week prior the celebration party, so I have enough time to plan the cake smash session, the decorations, and place an order for the cake; then edit images, design your personal invitations and send them to reputable professional lab to print them.

My one year session includes:

1. Before Session (in case, if your child is a "mess free" baby)

2. The cake Smash (The most fun part!)

3. Bubble bath (baby WILL need it!)


Tatiana Kahl Photography is Family, Maternity, Birth, Newborn and Baby Photographer based in Indianapolis, IN  has been trusted by hundreds of families not just in Central Indiana, but worldwide, to capture their maternity, newborn babies and family portraits.

Tatiana Kahl Photography is highly skilled and certified, have received the finest training internationally, have been recognized as Best Portrait Photographer in Indianapolis of 2019 by Expertise, an award winner in fine art child photography.

Serving areas: Indianapolis, Lawrence, Carmel, Fishers, Zionsville, Noblesville, Westfield, Greenwood, Avon, Plainfield, Brownsburg, Central Indiana areas


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Indianapolis, IN 46202

United States


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