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

Washington, Illinois Milestone and Cake Smash Photographers

In today’s blog post, we wanted to explain the differences between a milestone and cake smash session, to help you decide which session is perfect for you!!  This post will focus specifically on our milestone session.  Milestone sessions typically cover those stages in between baby’s newborn session and first birthday, and are most commonly taken when baby is sitting up!!   This does not mean you can’t book more often, as some parents book 3, 6, and 9 months as well.  They grow so fast, and you will want to record all of these stages.  A milestone session includes plain or solid backdrops, with the focus being on baby.  We incorporate stage appropriate props to assist with sitting up if needed, and to add cute elements to the photos.  You may change outfits in between backgrounds and we will use this time to capture adorable expressions from your baby.  Our current backdrop collection includes solid colors, light or dark woods, and our boho styled bedroom area.  (Please note that the bedroom may not be available during the months that we are doing Christmas sessions, but you may request a holiday background during this time instead)!!  You are always welcome to send us an example of something that you like. You may have a one year old, and prefer the simplicity of a milestone session instead of a cake smash, and that is absolutely fine with us, too!!  Scroll below to see examples of milestone sessions, and the available backgrounds we have at our studio in Washington!!!  



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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