There is no better investment than the ability to freeze time and document one of the biggest moments of your child's life. They only turn one once! Choose to document this moment so that you can cherish these memories for the rest of your life.

turning one is a big deal to me, too.

all the little details

"I booked an appointment and Melanie took care of the rest. I LOVE that I did not have to worry about providing anything for the cake smash."

- idalee

"Melanie really knows how to work with children and capture the perfect moment."


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Please reach out for pricing information. 


When should I book?

It's best to reach out as soon as possible to secure a spot on my calendar! Please know that last minute openings may also be available - so please don't hesitate to ask!

When should I schedule the session for?

If you need images back before baby's first birth party, please schedule about a month in advance. Otherwise, we can schedule near baby's first birthday!

What time of day is the cake smash?

I always recommend scheduling the cake smash session after your baby's nap! Or whenever he/she is most happiest.

How long is an average session?

Sessions can vary in length but typically about 20 minutes to an hour.

Where will the session take place?

Sessions will take place at my home studio in Shady Side, MD.  

I'm worried my child won't cooperate?

At this stage, your babe will run the show. I adjust to your baby's needs and am able to beautifully capture this milestone in your babe's life. 

Do you set up themes for the cake smash portion?

The goal of the session is to focus on your babe so I I value simplicity over props. I will set up using your color selections and base the cake off of the theme you'd like. 

How long will it take to get my photos? 

You will receive proofs within 72 hours and your final digital gallery within 10-14 business days after the selection of your favorites. 

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