Dana Menendez Photography | Dana Menendez Photography - Babies and Cake Smash Birthday Sessions

S I T T E R  P O R T R A I T  S E S S I O N S 


Can this be? Your little newborn is now sitting up on their own? They've reached one of the big milestones in their lives and what better way to document that than a sitter session! Some people refer to these as a 6 month session, but every baby is different! I prefer to photograph your little baby once they've mastered tummy time, they're sitting up independently and are full of smiles and personality! This can be anywhere from 6-8 months of age. Sitter sessions are $185 plus tax. 

How long will the session last? 

Sitter sessions are approximately 20-30 minutes. Some babies love to be in front of the camera while others are a little more shy and need some time to warm up to me. There's no exact time limit, but I have found anything longer than 30 minutes and they're tired of smiling for me and just want a snack and a nap.  

Where will the session take place? 

Sitter sessions take place at my home studio, located in Carrollton TX. I have lots of props and bowls to set them up in and to keep them happy during their pictures. 

What should my baby wear? 

I like to do 2 different sets during a sitter session, so please bring 2 outfits! I also love to photograph babies in the buff during this age because all those rolls are too much to handle! 

What will happen after the session? 

After your session I will start working on your gallery. I will post a sneak peek within 48 hours on Facebook so be sure to like my page! Your gallery will be emailed to you within 3 weeks of your session date. You will be able to share your gallery with friends and family and also download your images! 





C A K E  S M A S H  S E S S I O N S 



Where has the past year gone? Your little baby is turning ONE! What a better way to celebrate than with 1st year pictures and a fun cake smash! Session includes 45 minute studio session, 15-20 high resolution edited images, full print release and a private online gallery to share with friends and family. 

Client is responsible for bringing the coordinating balloons (optional) and cake. I provide the banners and decor for the cake smash session. 

What will happen during the cake smash? 

When you arrive, we will begin with pictures of your baby pre-cake. I will take pictures of the set up and cake and then we will add the baby and let the fun begin! Afterwards, we'll give your baby a fun bubble bath as part of the set up where they can splash and play, while I take pictures, and clean off some of the cake. 

What kind of cake should I get? 

Cakes should be 6-8", vanilla (because chocolate looks like dirt - or poop!), and have fluffy icing for easy smashing and smearing, not fondant. Icing colors should be soft pastel colors as dark/bold colors tend to stain. 

What should my baby wear? 

Most parents choose to bring 2 different outfits. The first is for the pre-cake pictures and the second is a special outfit they bought to celebrate their first birthday in. This is typically a tutu and onesie for little girls or a simple cute onesie for little boys.