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

Updated: Sep 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 to the cake, while others do not care for mess and frosting on their hands!

Before the scheduling a cake smash photo session, we would schedule a video call or in person consultation to go over the details, decorations, theme, outfits and expectations.

I do provide all the decorations and the cake.

If your child has any allergies, please, let me know in advance, so we can discuss the other options, otherwise I am not responsible for any reactions to the cake.

My cake supplier list:

Baking You Happy:

8024 Bittern Lane, Indianapolis, Indiana 46256

(317) 600-9771

Katie's Creation:

106th Street and Keystone Avenue, Carmel, Indiana

(317) 918-2632

A lot of my clients love the idea of using images from the session for invitations to the 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 your cake smash session, the decorations, and place an order for the cake; then edit images, design your personal invitations and send them to a reputable professional lab to get printed.

My one year session includes:

1. Before The Cake

Before introducing baby to the cake, I always start and encourage parents with some family portraits and baby's single captures.

Mamas, keep in mind, you already investing into your cake smash photo session, so why don't you treat yourself with a professional make up and hair styling?

Photoshop is a great tool to make small adjustments, but unfortunately, I can not "glue" eyelashes or fix a broken nail even though I am pretty good at working with Photoshop ))

Splash Hair Salon and Spa

Address: 4659 E 82nd St, Indianapolis, IN 46250

Do not forget to mention Tatiana Kahl Photography for additional discount

Cori Case

Cori been doing hair and make up for 12 years, and the beauty of working with her, she will come to your place and will make you looking your best! $75 for makeup or $125 for make up and hair styling


Natalia recently moving to USA from Ukraine and been doing make up professionally for quite a while. $75 for makeup or $125 for make up and hair styling.

Ask Natalia about her private make up classes ;)