10 Things to Know about Cake Smash Sessions


Cake smash sessions are so much fun! Think about it, it is really a great milestone of your babies life. Its the first time they eat, well smash into a cake, which is one of the most significant symbols of a birthday. Over time, I have found some amazing tips to help your cake smash session be absolutely perfect!


1. Prepare! Simple props such as a diaper cover, tie, headband, or banner in the background can make a huge difference!

  • Some people like to coordinate it to the theme of their babies first birthday, however some people like to do just a simple color theme to keep it timeless. Its truly up to you!
  • Cloth Diapers tend to help a session look more complete compared to a regular disposable diaper.

2. Don’t use a chocolate cake or red frosting (more maroon then red I would say, I have had successful cake smashes with bright red frosting.) I also try to steer my clients away from red velvet cake as well. Mixed with drool, these colors don’t look pleasant, in fact they look like bodily functions!

  • Want to do something cute other than white? Try blue, green, or even pink frosting!

3. Professionally made cakes tend to photograph better. Try your local bakery or grocery store. In my area, the following ladies make some adorable cakes!


4. Let the cake sit out of the fridge a while so its not so hard.

5. Make sure to bring plenty of wipes and towels to wipe up baby afterwards! 🙂

6. Some babies really don’t like cake. (I know, wierd right?) Most likely its the texture or the super sweet taste compared to what they are used to. Sometimes this can be disappointing, but remember that you will always remember that moment! 🙂


Want to book a Cake Smash in January or February?


Book a Cake Smash Mini Session in January or February (2015) for only $89!

Included in this session is a 30 minute session (1 child), 1 Regular Outfit and 1 cake smash outfit (diaper cover, tutu, tie, etc) 1-2 Backdrops, 5 High Resolution Images & Print Release. Bring your own cake to match your child’s personality or birthday theme!

Email ashley@cravemycreative.com or call 838.7533 to book!




Senior 2016 Street Team


2016 Senior Street Team

At Ashley Photography, our representatives are high school Juniors, soon to be Seniors who want to have their photos taken for free, but of course in advance before any one else does. You will be one of the first of your class to show off your senior portraiture and be a spokes model for Ashley Photography. You will be given 50 Referral Cards to pass out to your high school senior and junior friends; the photos sell themselves!

We only choose 2 from each school in the surrounding areas. Applications will be available until February 10th, at which time we will review each application!

FREE 45-60 minute model session taken in March or April. I typically fit about 2 outfits in this time frame, and these photos will be given to you to help advertise on Facebook and your Rep Cards.
You will be invited back during the summer for a 2-3 Hour Portrait Session!

You will also receive 50 rep cards to pass out to your friends to help you get started!
For each rep card that gets turned in from your session, you will receive $20 in FREE Prints and they will get 8 FREE Wallets!
We will have Senior Games throughout the summer, such as tag to win, the Cutest Senior Contest, etc. These are just more chances to earn more photos and prints!

We are looking for outgoing individuals who are excited to share Ashley Photography with their friends!
We do require a $300 Print Reservation; this will be applied toward your Senior Print Order.
You will be required to pass out rep cards to your friends and classmates.
Help us out my sharing us on facebook, instagram and other social media sites.
Like us on Facebook and follow us on other social media sites!
Book and pay your $300 Print Reservation by February 10th, 2014, and hold your initial session in March or beginning of April.

So, do you want to be apart of our 2016 Street Team? Awesome!