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Milestone Photography Sessions VS Cake Smash Photography Sessions

Cake smash and Milestone photography sessions are both sessions that celebrate important milestones in a child’s life. Here are the key differences between these two types of photography sessions:

Milestone Photography Sessions

What are Milestone Photography Sessions

Milestone photography sessions are typically focused on capturing developmental stages in a child’s life. These sessions may include capturing major developmental milestones, such as smiling, sitting up, or walking. Our studio usually does 3,6,9 and 12 months milestone photography sessions.  The emphasis is on documenting the child’s growth and capturing their personality as they reach various developmental stages.

The setting for milestone photography sessions is often simple and timeless, with the main focus on the child and their natural developmental milestones. These sessions aim to create timeless portraits of the child. This allows families to cherish for years to come and never goes out of style. The backdrop and props used for milestone sessions are often minimal, allowing the child to take center stage.

Cake Smash Photography Sessions

What are Cake Smash Photography Sessions?

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Cake smash photography sessions, on the other hand, are playful celebrations of a child’s first birthday. During a cake smash, the child is presented with a cake/food and encouraged to explore and interact with it. The photographer captures the child’s joy, curiosity, and messiness as they dig into the cake.  Which in turn creates a fun photo session.


The backdrop and props for cake smash sessions are often colorful and vibrant. The focus is on capturing the child’s delight and expressions as they interact with the cake, resulting in candid and humorous images that reflect the child’s playful nature.


The Differences Between the Two Different Photography Sessions

While milestone photography sessions document the developmental milestones of a child, cake smash sessions mark the celebration of the child’s first birthday. Both types of sessions provide families with cherished memories and beautiful images that capture the essence of childhood.

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At Lori Roberts Photography we offer both Milestone photography sessions and well as Cake Smash photography sessions.  With that said whether you are wanting timeless images that are minimalistic and have your child as center stage or you are looking for more or a vibrant photography set to celebrate a 1st birthday we have what you need.  Please don’t hesitate to contact us to fill your walls with the people you love most in the world.

An example of a Milestone Prep Guide

Lori Roberts Photography specializes in fine art products, as well as newborn, milestone and family photography. Lori’s studio is located in Oshawa, Ontario but also serves Kawartha Lakes, Whitby, Ajax, Pickering, York Region & Peel Region.