MILESTONE & CAKE SMASH SESSIONS
Bring your little one into the HAP studio to document all the milestones your child has reached since their last session! We offer studio sessions designed to capture all the moments of baby’s first year and complete the journey with a cake smash as baby turns one! Document any age or milestone you’d like! New smiles and expressions, from learning to sit and crawl to taking steps- don’t miss a moment!
Milestone photo sessions are typically booked between at 3, 6 or 9 months but can be held at anytime throughout baby’s first year.
Baby must be over 3 months and younger than one year $275 + sales tax
30 minute session in studio for baby only
2 wardrobe changes
Access to our studio wardrobe
Backdrops and props provided
Digital download of 10 digital images chosen by Client with a print release (option to purchase more digital images for $10/each)
With an assortment of backdrops both bold and simple as well as our classic, natural light set-up we will get a variety of images from your milestone session that captures your baby perfectly!
Milestone studio sessions are short and sweet and are designed for those looking to capture their little ones every few months as they grow through their first year.
When do we recommend a milestone session?
There are several “milestones” look for! Tummy time, sitting unassisted, and beginning to crawl are all signs it is time for a session!
If your baby is doing great with tummy time and has some head/neck control muscles we can successfully photograph your baby. Around 3-5 months baby will be posed on his tummy or in props on his back and photographed from above.
From ages 6-9 months we will photograph baby sitting in props, tummy time and crawling.
During all milestone sessions we will sped time prompting lots of smiles and expressions.
40 minutes is set aside for your session time. Some of this time will be spent on wardrobe changes and getting baby adjusted to the studio atmosphere. This amount of time was chosen because we have found that babies under the age of one will not “perform” for the camera any longer than this. If you are looking for a longer session or a session including siblings and parents, please consider our outdoor sessions.
Outdoor sessions will allow for more movement and play as well as photographs with Mom, Dad and any older siblings you may have!
Turning one is such a huge milestone! It’s such a great age to celebrate and document this time in your child’s life!
Cake Smash Session $375 + sales tax
40 minute session for baby only
1 set-up for cake smash
cake smash decor included
Cake provided by Client
Digital download of 20 images with a print release selected by Client with option to purchase more $10/each
Studio cake smash sessions are perfect for those looking for a session that focuses on the birthday child. We have everything needed for your unique set-ups along with wardrobe options to document all the milestones your little one has reached. We’ll personalize your cake smash session with your baby’s favorite colors and theme. If you can’t decide on a theme, we can help! Decorations for your cake smash are provided and are included in the session fee along with your digital images with a print release. We will help you with your cake selection and recommend our favorite baker so you can bring the perfect cake to match!
FAQ – MORE IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
Please book your session 2+ months in advance to ensure date availability and to allow time for planning.
All sessions are booked during the weekdays during our normal business hours.
Clients will provide the smash cake. We recommend a 5 or 6 inch round vanilla cake. If you’re looking for something simple, your local HEB does a great job on 6 inch round plain cakes (place HEB orders at least 48 hours in advance)
Family images are not included in milestone or cake smash sessions. We are so excited to offer family-focused sessions year ’round with our family photographer, Lindsey. During an outdoor family session we can capture the fun and love of your entire family and also take time to document your little one and all their personality! Learn more and book an outdoor family session with Lindsey here
Why should you take advantage of our studio wardrobe? We invest in many beautiful pieces that not only photograph so well, but will compliment your set-up and our photography style. We have an assortment of colors and textures so you can mark the “what to wear” off your to-do list!
See the full studio wardrobe here.
Why are milestone sessions only booked as a MINI Session? After many years of experience I have come to realize that the studio environment can often be a great deal of stimulation for your little one. Even if they are scheduled to arrive during their typical “awake hours” you will find your little one will tire quickly with all the excitement and wardrobe changes. These sessions are designed to get as many beautiful images as we can in a short amount of time.
After your session please allow one week to receive your “proof gallery” here you will view all the best images from your session. You will select the images included in your package. You can select additional images to purchase at this time as well. After selections are made, we will fully edit your images and re-send them so you can download them to your computer. These downloaded images are high-resolution and a print release is included for printing and sharing.