Cake Smash/Rustic Cake Smash Photography

Bronwyn Parsons Photography offers Canberra indoor studio cake smash photography and outdoor rustic cake smash photography sessions. Cake smash photography is a wonderful way to remember baby's 1st birthday in or around the canberra area.

Rustic Outdoor Cake Smash

Rustic Cake Smash sessions are held outdoors in a beautiful location in the first two hours or last two hours of soft natural light. We bring onsite a rustic themed set-up consisting on two natural tree stumps, a crate to sit the cake on, lanterns, bunting and natural foliage to style. Rustic cake smash sessions are inclusive of a standard round buttercream smash cake and warm bubble bath at the end. Sessions average up to 1.5 hours and include a photo of your immediate family with the birthday person, pre-smash portraits, portraits of your child exploring and demolishing the cake and portraits of your child enjoying a splash and play in the great outdoors. We provide clients a full service experience ensuring you are fully prepared in advance of the session. Clients receive a comprehensive session guide, pre-production questionnaire to personalize the session, a pre-session consultation and ongoing communication with us from start to finish.

Studio Cake Smash

Studio cake smash sessions come with pre-set inclusions and are held in our Kambah studio. We provide a basic round buttercream smash cake, balloons, set backdrops, balloons and a warm bubble bath at the end. Sessions typically take between 1 - 1.5 hours (with breaks as needed) and include pre-smash portraits, portraits of your child exploring and demolishing the cake and portraits of your child enjoying a warm bubble bath We provide clients a full service experience ensuring you are fully prepared in advance of the session. Clients receive a comprehensive session guide, pre-production questionnaire to personalize the session, a pre-session consultation and ongoing communication with us from start to finish. Clients are welcome to provide any other desired decorations to include in the set-up in advance of the session date.

Designer Cake Smash

Let us design the cake smash of your dreams. We determine your theme, colours, backdrop, props, outfits, decorations and style of cake at an initial in person design consultation. We prepare a quote for your approval, source everything, set it all up, photograph it and deliver you a selection of beautiful images to choose from. This is definitely something you will want to have professionally printed and a complimentary in person viewing, print consultation and ordering appointment is extended to clients wishing to invest in the high end printed products. Designer cake smash sessions are held in our Kambah studio and typically take around 1 - 1.5 hours. A complimentary family mini session with the birthday person takes place in a nearby outdoor location prior to the session. We provide pre-smash photography of the birthday person, photograph the birthday person in action and provide a warm bubble bath at the end to wash it all off. We ensure you are fully prepared for the session by providing an initial design consultation, session guide, pre-session consultation and an expanded level of communication from start to finish.

Book Your Session

We are one of Canberra’s best all-inclusive cake smash photographers. Choose just the essentials, something in between or indulge in the ultimate full service designer cake smash experience. Bronwyn Parsons Photography operates by appointment only. Our calendar typically books 3 months in advance. To avoid disappointment, we recommend pre-booking in advance of your preferred session date. From time to time, we do have last minute openings and welcome you to contact us to be placed on a wait list if you require a last minute booking.

Session Fee (Rustic Cake Smash): $180. The session fee is payment for a set standard cake smash cake, use of set props, the photographer’s time in consulting with you, planning, organizing, collecting items, transporting items, setting-up, packing away, cleaning-up and the photographers time at the session itself. It does not include any digital or printed products.

Session Fee (Studio Cake Smash): $235. The session fee is payment for a set standard cake smash cake, balloons and the portion of backdrop consumed during your session. The session fee is payment for the photographer’s time in consulting with you, planning, organizing, the photographers time and travel collecting items, setting-up, cleaning-up and the photographers time during the session itself. It does not include any digital or printed products.

Designer Cake Smash Session Fee: POA

Rustic Cake Smash Digital Collections: starting at $460 (inclusive of session fee)

Studio Cake Smash Digital Collections: starting at $540 (inclusive of session fee)

Prints: Fine art prints with art mount start at $85. Fine art canvas wall mounts start at $165. Premium metal wall mounts start at $215. Traditional famed fine art wall mounts start at $290. Acrylic wall mounts start at $400.

Cake Smash Gallery

Want to see more? Check Out our Cake Smash Photography Portfolio to see examples of our current work.

lovely experience, great professional attitude.
Usmaiza Qadir
Usmaiza Qadir
2019-04-05T05:08:17+0000
Bron is an amazing photographer who takes her time to get to know you and ensures your session will run exactly as you expect. I have had 2 sessions with Bron and would absolutely recommend her. We had an absolute blast with our recent smash session for our 1 year old, so much fun we forgot the camera was even there. thank you so much, couldn't be happier with the beautiful photos we received.
Sam Adam
Sam Adam
2019-03-19T11:05:59+0000
I would recommend Bronwyn to all my friends and family, She is amazing at what she does, very professional and friendly. She had so much patience with our newborn daughter who did not want to sleep at the beginning and knew exactly how to settle her. How she uses props and works the baby into positions is incredible. Bronwyn was also amazing with our 2 year old son and easily made him feel comfortable enough to get some awesome photos. Thank you Bronwyn for your great work :)
Kirstie Daly
Kirstie Daly
2019-01-17T05:18:24+0000
Bronwyn booked us in at the last minute and despite us requesting a very particular and challenging photo shoot, her patience and determination for perfection, made magic happen. I can not thank you enough for these absolutely magical photos. I will treasure them forever and I can’t wait to book our next session in with you!
Kathie LP
Kathie LP
2018-05-30T10:16:47+0000
I was so happy with the photos! And not only did she do an amazing work, she was also patient and gentle with our little one.
Ashwani Devi Prasad
Ashwani Devi Prasad
2018-04-19T14:52:02+0000
We love our photos so much. Thanks Bronwyn �� We get so many compliments about our beautiful daughter's photos.
Beth Pollard
Beth Pollard
2018-03-22T23:50:54+0000
I'm a bit late but wanted to say thank you so much for the beautiful photos of our son. You were so patient and caring with him. Even though he was a bit grumpy and my husband and I were completely exhausted you worked so hard to settle him and create beautiful photographs for us. We are thrilled with how the photos turned out. We won't hesitate to recommend you and look forward to you capturing future milestones for us.
Kristen McDonald
Kristen McDonald
2018-02-02T03:01:17+0000
Bronwyn is amazing ! We cannot speak highly enough of her work, she is just incredible and our pictures of our little princess are absolutely perfect �
Jess Wade
Jess Wade
2018-01-15T10:07:50+0000
We looooove our newborn photos!! Bronwyn did such an amazing job and she was really lovely and approachable through the entire process. She was very gentle with Ashton and put our mind at ease. Thank you so much, you definitely exceeded our expectations and more �
Novi Lewis
Novi Lewis
2018-01-13T20:48:33+0000
Jaimilee Baxter
Jaimilee Baxter
2017-12-08T05:39:21+0000
We had a wonderful experience with Bronwyn and she was great with our kids highly recommend having photos done with Bronwyn
Maddy Picker
Maddy Picker
2017-10-17T02:57:11+0000
Robert Archer
Robert Archer
2017-08-21T11:31:56+0000
Bronwyn captured our little darling just beautifully we have pictures to cherish forever. We spent a lovely afternoon with Bronwyn watching her work her magic - her patience is outstanding! Delighted with the results at such a reasonable price, will def be back for more.
Catherine McGuckian
Catherine McGuckian
2017-06-23T08:58:38+0000
I had already booked my newborn session with another photographer but then I came across brownyn parsons page and fell in love! I was happy to leave my deposit at the other photographer and try brownyn. A part of me was feeling unsure if this was worth putting a 100 dollars down the drain. The day finally came when my bub arrived. The best thing about brownyn is that she keeps in touch. She messaged me if I had delivered and since I was over due she happily accommodated me on another day. On the day of the photoshoot she came out to get my 9 day old out of the car seat. My Bub pooped and peeped throughout the session and she was so calm and cooperative about it. Not once did I feel embarrassed. She was so gentle with my baby, making sure bub is happy throughout the session. Even the way she holds the baby is so professional that as a new parent I was at absolute ease! I will definitely go back for my baby's 6 month and 1 year shoot. Now I can confidently say I am happy to have chosen brownyn parsons photography and not once do I regret letting go of my deposit at another place. Her picture results are to die for! She really does justice to the pictures! My bubs pictures are something I would cherish for the rest of our lives!
Mehak Fahad
Mehak Fahad
2017-05-20T00:07:15+0000
Jess Lee
Jess Lee
2017-02-04T04:00:21+0000
Very Happy with our babies newborn photos and extremely happy with Bronwyns homely service, I didn't realise how busy photographers are and how short of a window the "newborn" stage was but Bronwyn answered all of my questions quickly and found us a spot so we didn't miss out on capturing the perfect photos
Hannah Bates
Hannah Bates
2016-12-07T22:53:33+0000
Thank you! Our little Edward looks adorable and we are so happy with all our photos. Bronwyn is amazing with babies and captures truely special moments. Could not recommend highly enough.
Sarah Newport
Sarah Newport
2016-12-03T12:32:10+0000
Thank you for all your hard work Bronwyn at my recent maternity session. You made me feel so relaxed and the photos are beautiful. It was the best decision I've made to get photos done with you. The perfect way to remember my pregnancy.I'm really looking forward to the newborn session soon!
Nikki Pants
Nikki Pants
2016-10-27T04:14:30+0000
I chose bronwyn for my daughters cake smash and family photos after seeing the gorgeous photos of my niece. I am so happy with the photos she captured, they are perfect. It was such a great experience i will definetly be having bronwyn as our photographer in the future. I highly reccomend her to anyone looking for someone to capture there special moments
Shannen Ares
Shannen Ares
2016-08-14T08:39:18+0000
We saw Bronwyn's newborn photo shoots and knew that we wanted her to capture our newborn. She didn't disappoint. Bronwyn took time to work with our baby and capture such beautiful photos that we will treasure. We will recommend Bronwyn and hope to work with her in the future. Thank you!
Kylie Ellis
Kylie Ellis
2016-07-05T22:43:20+0000
Thank you Bronwyn for the beautiful photos! You are so professional and dedicated to your job and we can't thank you enough for squeezing us in just days after the birth of your baby boy. We all had such a fun time in the studio on the day and you made Olivia so comfortable for the shoot. I will highly recommend you and I will most definitely be back
Chloe Vincent
Chloe Vincent
2016-07-04T02:43:54+0000
Beautiful photographer, beautiful person.Love admiring her pictures on Facebook and did amazing photos for my Cafe, Tommy & Me last year. The photos were a real asset to the business.
Michelle Suters
Michelle Suters
2016-07-01T12:44:21+0000
We can't thank Bronwyn enough for the photo's she recently took of our daughter! Our beautiful little girl decided to be somewhat difficult to settle that day but Bronwyn was so patient and persisted with her and took some awesome photo's. You were so lovely to deal with from the very first contact. Thanks again Bronwyn! We will definitely come back to you in the future
Leonie Walz
Leonie Walz
2016-07-01T10:53:11+0000
Thank you for the beautiful newborn photos! Bronwyn was fantastic, professional and really good with baby Bill! I definitely recommend her to capture those precious moments!Fast forward another year and we had our cake smash photos done. Wow, wow, wow! I just loved it! Bronwyn is amazing! Photos are perfection! We'll be back next year!!!
Danitsa Rosewarne
Danitsa Rosewarne
2016-05-03T01:18:19+0000
Bronwyn photographed our twins cake smash session and she was great, very patient and happy to have cake everywhere. She even let my big two have a small slice of the cake, I mean action. I'm really happy with the photos we received my biggest issue is working out which ones to frame and display (first world problems). Thanks Bronwyn
Alyson Jones
Alyson Jones
2016-04-19T12:18:58+0000
Bronwyn was wonderful and we now have a beautiful range of professional photos of our little family. Bronwyn was very easy to work with and made the whole process very easy, even rescheduling on very short notice when our son became sick right before our shoot. Bronwyn took the time to shoot a range of photos and edit them beautifully. We couldn't be more pleased with the selection we received and will happily recommend Bronwyn to our friends and family.
Leonie Will
Leonie Will
2016-04-14T10:34:14+0000
I was very impressed by Bronwyn's service and photos! She was very patient with my lil boy who keeps grunting at her. She was very accommodating with timing and her photos are gorgeous. I would not hesitate to recommend her to my family and friends!
Andrina McLean Dreyfus
Andrina McLean Dreyfus
2016-03-26T05:02:05+0000
My wife and I can not express enough in words how amazing Bronwyn is and the quality of work she has produced! Bronwyn is very professional in the way she works and very talented in the way she handled our daughter on the day, which made us very comfortable. We can not thank you for catering to our needs with the special photo request by myself. We look forward to future work with Bronwyn.
Jeff Charman
Jeff Charman
2016-03-19T01:36:38+0000
Bronwyn is such a talented, warm and patient person. My partner and I wouldn't have gone to anyone else for our new born photo's. We were extremely happy with the result from the photoshoot. The whole 3.5 hours we knew our child was in safe hands with Bronwyn when she was changing positions. Thank you again Bronwyn, your work is fantastic!
Vanny Kevin
Vanny Kevin
2016-03-11T10:59:32+0000
Professional, patient and beautifully captured images. Thank you so much Bronwyn for photographing our little family. We will cherish these gorgeous memories of our little ones first weeks.
Lauren MacDonald
Lauren MacDonald
2016-02-15T05:27:07+0000
My husband and I are absolutely in love with the Cake Smash photo's of our son! We will cherish them for a very long time and we could not be happier with how wonderfully you have captured Leonardo's eyes and his big, cheeky personality!!! We were so happy with the affordability, service and experience you provided for us at this special milestone. Thank you for a wonderful session which was so relaxed and fun for us as well as for our son. I have not hesitated in promoting you to our friends and family.Renee.
Renee Rosin
Renee Rosin
2016-01-19T11:25:10+0000
We had a newborn photoshoot with Bronwyn a couple of weeks ago and my husband and I both thought she was fantastic. Our son was a little older than normal for a newborn session, but Bronwyn managed to get some gorgeous photos of our son doing newborn poses. She was also fantastic and super patient with our toddler who came along (and was a little unsettled that day) and we now have some wonderful family photos as well. I highly recommend Bronwyn.
Stephanie Robinson
Stephanie Robinson
2016-01-19T04:54:06+0000
Bronwyn is fantastic! I have three kids 3 and under, so getting photos of everyone is hard work. She was so patient and worked so well with all of us. She worked her magic and our photos look fantastic! I could not be happier. I would recommend Bronwyn to anyone looking for a photographer in the area. She is brilliant with her work.
Chelsea L. Alphin
Chelsea L. Alphin
2015-11-20T04:16:50+0000
Absolutely AMAZING!! Bronwyn was fantastic with my baby!! I can't wait for future sessions with her!!! You won't be disappointed!
Jasmine Apps
Jasmine Apps
2015-10-10T08:48:09+0000
Bronwyn is amazing and so talented. Bronwyn captured beautiful images of my 6 month old son, Aidan. She was so great with Aidan that he didn't want to leave. Bronwyn made us feel comfortable and had so many great ideas to capture different moments. I would highly recommend Bronwyn and can't wait to get more photographs done in the future!!
Michelle Burston
Michelle Burston
2015-10-07T09:52:07+0000
Bronwyn recently captured my three children as a surprise for hubby for Fathers Day. The photos she took were gorgeous, it was hard choosing which ones to take home! Bronwyn was happy to cater for my children's needs and my own ideas. Thanks Bronwyn for my beautiful photos :-)Edited to add: Had a second session with Bronwyn for my daughters cake smash. Bronwyn's warm nature brought my usually shy bub out of her shell immediately (even Grandma struggled to get a cuddle, Bronwyn was the favourite!) and her cheeky side was captured beautifully. Recommend to everyone!
Melissa Pryor
Melissa Pryor
2015-09-06T11:04:35+0000
Bronwyn came to the Tommy and Me Cafe 1st birthday where she snapped gorgeous photos of the event and the kids attending... She has a real eye for catching moments in time and does so in a way that is very relaxed and comfortable. I am thrilled with all the snaps she got of my girls!
Rachel Reid
Rachel Reid
2015-08-30T23:28:25+0000
Bronwyn did an amazing job with my baby girl highly recommend. I'll be definelty getting more photos done
Lauren Carlson
Lauren Carlson
2015-08-24T09:52:58+0000
Bronwyn recently did a newborn session for my daughter, Ivy. Bronwyn's creative ideas are amazing and on top of taking absolutely exquisite photos, She took all the time needed to make sure baby Ivy was very comfortable and calm during the shoot as well. We had a wonderful experience and can't recommend Bronwyn Parson's Photography highly enough.
Jenny Moon
Jenny Moon
2015-08-18T02:40:15+0000