Should I book a Cake Smash Session with Little Sweet Cheeks Photography?

Washington, Illinois Milestone and Cake Smash Photographers

Maybe you have booked a Grow With Us package, and have completed your newborn and milestone sessions and you are wondering what comes next?  You may have never had professional photos of your baby taken, and want to go big!!!!  Really big!!!  Cake smash sessions are normally booked to celebrate the big ONE!!  We highly recommend reaching out to us about 8 weeks before baby turns one, and we will discuss everything you need to know to prepare for your session with us!!  If you have missed that deadline, don’t worry!!  We may be able to accommodate you if we have supplies for your theme in stock.  Your session even includes a custom smash cake from our favorite bakery!!  The day of your appointment, we will have the set up created and will be ready when you arrive.  Typically, parents bring either one outfit for the entire cake smash, or one for portraits and another for smashing cake.  We are fine with whichever you choose!!  We will start with portraits of baby, where we capture adorable expressions in your favorite outfit.  Next, we will have so much fun smashing and eating cake!!  If you choose to do a splash bath, this will happen last, and really helps with clean up.  Plus, most babies love this and we are able to get lots of smiles of them having a blast in the tub!!  Also, new for 2023, you may choose to substitute a splash bath for a second neutral background!!  Every cake smash session theme is created for your baby and no two are exactly alike, but if you need inspiration and would like to see themes we’ve done in the past, please go to our birthday session theme page for ideas!!

Please scroll below to view some examples of what happens at a cake smash!!  We can’t wait to celebrate your little one!!!  

If you have a baby boy or girl approaching their first birthday and are trying to decide if a milestone or cake smash session is right for you, we have another blog post that focuses on our milestone sessions at this link: 


Little Sweet Cheeks Photography, LLC specializes in Newborn, Maternity, Milestone, and Cake Smash sessions. Little Sweet Cheeks Photography is located in Washington, Illinois, and serves the Central, Illinois area, including Washington, Peoria, East Peoria, Morton, Bartonville, Metamora, and Dunlap. The studio has high-quality props for you to choose for your newborn, and we love to create custom setups that are special for each newborn and family. Our goal is to capture these tiny moments while they’re still little. Please contact us to schedule your appointment today. For booking information, please email us via the contact page, or call or text (309) 431-1490. We look forward to meeting your family!
Little Sweet Cheeks Photography, LLC 14 Valley Forge Plaza, Washington, IL 61571
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We are Janel Henninger and Sheena Kaszynski; best friends that have a passion for photographing babies. We have been professional newborn photographers for several years, and work seamlessly together. Little Sweet Cheeks Photography provides two experienced photographers. Together, one of us can always have a hand on baby while the other takes the photos. 

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