One year milestone sessions are SO fun! By this point, your little baby has quite the personality on them and it's such a fun age to document! You might have specific colors or a theme in mind. Or you might just know that you want something awesome, but have no idea what that is. Either way, i'm so happy to plan and document your baby at this fun age! I can answer all of your questions and let you know how I can serve you best. We will work closely on planning themes, colors, outfits and cake design. So, let's connect and start planning your child's big ONE session!
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You have 3 options for your child's cake smash session. Based on your needs and budget, you can select the best collection for you! See collections below.
Packages include a simple and timeless setup (except for Petite package) and a customized themed backdrop and setup. All packages include a cake from a professional baker to fit the theme of the session.
Cake Smash Sessions are fun and stylish! They can be simple or have lots of details. Pick a theme or colors you would like to use and I will design the set for your session. Yes, you can do the session without cake, too!
Pick Your Package
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A contract and retainer is required to secure your session. Your desired session date is not reserved until these are complete. The retainer covers the time and talent of the photographer, as well as full use of the studio and props. Collections are purchased separately, see below for collection options.
Sessions are usually booked on weekdays. Weekends are occasionally available as well.
Book Your Session
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My goal is to make your little ones cake smash session as personal and unique as they are. I work closely with you to get a feel for what you are looking for, before I begin designing your child's session. I offer a variety of backdrops and setups to match your taste and style.
Once you are officially booked, (woo hoo) I will be sending you a questionnaire. This is when the fun begins! This is your place to tell me all about your vision for the session. Don't have one? That's why you hired me, I would be happy to design a set just as special and unique as your little one! I also have lots of goodies to send you such as a What to Wear and Client Experience Guides, which are packed with tips for the day of the session.
Personalized Session Experience
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Within 2 weeks of your session, you will get a link in your inbox for your proofing gallery. You will then select your favorite images that you would like for for your package. See more photos that you just can't live without? Upgrading to additional images and products is available after you view your gallery. The final edited images will be ready for your viewing pleasure within 2 weeks after you select your images for your package. An heirloom USB of your images from the collection you purchased, will also go out in the mail.
Your Photos are Ready!
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Your little ones personality is emerging and you don't want to forget any of it! Each set is planned, personalized and styled for each baby. Each session is specifically designed for your little one, they are created to be just as unique as your baby. We will work very closely to bring your larger than life vision to life, or make all of your minimalist dreams come true!
breathtaking • moments • captured
PLANNING THE SESSION
This will vary depending on the package/session. Most of the packages include outfit for baby, specifically chosen to match the setup. Two setups, a pre cake setup and cake smash setup. A cake from a professional baker and a fun bath at the end to get all cleaned up!
I offer milestone/cake smash sessions as unique as your baby. Each cake smash session is customized for your baby, no two sessions will ever be the same! From first inquiry to delivery of your gallery, my goal is to make your experience a stress free, and enjoyable one! This is why I go the extra mile in so many areas. Besides, what is more fun than sitting back and watching your baby at their milestone session? Digging into cake or splashing up a storm in the bath?
Trust is the key to any good investment. I can tell you, countless hours are put into planning and creating your session and that’s before you even arrive. Even more hours are put in after the session editing your galleries and packaging and ordering your favorite heirloom products. My goal is for the end result, to be a wonderful experience and for you to cherish these images for years to come. The time and money you invest in my craft and my experience, is reflected in the fee. When you invest in me, you can rest assured that I will in turn invest all of me, in the planning, experience, delivery and ordering of images.
I truly hope we can work together to capture timeless memories for you to forever cherish!
digital collections begin at $515
clients typically invest $515-$1,000
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I cannot wait until we can book Laura again to capture our family photos! We had so much fun during our session and I have the most stunning photos to cherish forever! I am so grateful to Laura for her creativity and patience, she had everything setup so perfectly and was absolutely wonderful with our three daughters (ages 1, 5 and 7). If you are looking to have family photos, newborn shots or anything in between definitely book a session with Laura because you will be so impressed!
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I happened upon Laura's website when looking for a family photographer for my notoriously difficult family (think: husband who hates his picture taken and 3 kids, ages 3, 5 & 6). I emailed Laura and she got back to me right away and I could tell she was easygoing, accommodating and professional- right off the bat.
Our session took place outdoors at a local park. She was so pleasant and good with the kids. Very knowledgeable about our location and where exactly to go for the best shots. It was so quick and such a pleasant experience- natural shots where she really just captured my family at their best. No silly artificial poses. Just simple, understated and classy. It was a far cry from the stuffy studio shots we had been doing for the past 6 years or so. She was so efficient my kids didn't even have time to get antsy. Everyone was put at ease by her calm nature and the final result? I couldn't possibly be happier. The photos are amazing. We received them shortly after our session, as promised, and they are more than I could have asked for. I can't say enough wonderful things about Laura McCarney Photography.
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We had the best experience with Laura! Our baby came a week early and she was able to schedule a date for our photo shoot with ease! When she arrived she was very organized and set up took no time at all. The way she worked with our little girl was awesome, I called her the baby whisperer because she was able to get the pose and the perfect picture while keeping the baby comfortable! We received the photos very fast through the mail and they were absolutely AMAZING! We couldn't ask for a better experience, we now have our photographer for all our family needs! Thanks Laura!
Laura has photographed our Christmas card, baby announcement, maternity & newborn photos. We absolutely love them. From taking pictures in the water on the beach in April to a uncooperative newborn, she has shown such professionalism and patience. I can be a little particular of what ideas I have in mind and she makes sure to capture them everytime. We plan to use her services again and again.
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