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Cake Smash Session

Celebrating the 1st Year!

Adorable pictures of your baby on this important milestone, family poses, a tasty treat and finished up with a bubble bath, what could be more fun!? Treats don't have to be limited to cake, think about what your child's favorite food is... spaghetti, pizza, BBQ, cookies, etc.

Sessions can take place on location, in a special spot where your family can be comfortable and have fun—think a favorite park, field, backyard, even your home, or anywhere you just love, or on a customized set in our studio.
We bring some special ONE props, balloons, and even the perfect one year old chair - seriously all kids love this chair - all captured in beautiful pictures you’ll love forever.

What to Wear

Think about where you plan to display your images, you want the colors to look nicely in that space. Think about a theme that reflects your child's interests and favorites at the moment.

  • Make sure clothing fits well.
    Don't buy a size up for kids, as we typically do. Big clothing will hide the kids and be distracting for them.If you don't like your arms wear sleeves. If your top is too big and flowy it will make you look bigger.
  • Avoid pictures, words, logos and really small patterns.
  • Parents in solids, kids in prints. Our eye is drawn to the brightest and busiest part of an image.
  • Coordinate outfits, rather than match exactly.
    Pick colors and tones that look good together, and are the similar style.

Don't Forgot

Extra clothes for the one eating the cake, and the one cleaning up the baby.

Bring lots of wipes and a towel or two.

Bring baby's favorite toy.

Relax! Children react to our energy, if you get stressed they will as well.

Shoes for outdoor sessions, especially if baby is walking or if they don't like the feel of grass or textures.
No shoes need for in studio sessions.

All Collections include:

  • Custom planning, and stylizing of your session to create the images you desire.
  • Cake / treat and bath
  • Age appropriate props and chairs and wardrobe help, I do have a collection of outfits for kids and mom, I'd be happy to offer for your session.
  • Images are edited and touched up to bring them to their full potential and show you in the best light.
  • Printed 4x6" proofs of finished images, yours to keep.
  • In-person viewing and ordering session with personalized products to best display your session in your space.
  • Archive of your images - I keep a backup of all my client's sessions so they are safe for the years to come.
    *Excludes mini sessions

Deluxe

The full experience in creating amazing portraits that really portray you and yours in the best light.

  • Custom props, outfits and styling
  • 3 hour session - approx 150 amazing images
  • Multiple locations if desired
  • Advanced post processing touch ups
  • Custom inperson design - ordering session
  • Complete online gallery
  • Digital files of full gallery
  • Option of 20 x 30" canvas or 8 x 8” softbound album.

Classic

A great way to capture the special people in your life, because today will never be again. It goes too fast, make sure to have it captured.
For the finishing touch add on hair and makeup for $175 per person.

  • One hour portrait session at the location of your choice in the San Jose Bay Area.
  • Posed portraits and candids of the entire family in different arrangements and poses.
  • Typically yields 55 -  75 finished images.
  • Includes printed 4"x6" proofs of your entire session
  • In person reveal ordering session where I help you get your images on your walls to enjoy. No minimum required.

Prints and products can be purchased a la carte or in customized packages at your reveal session. Clients typically invest between $400 - $1200 in their custom photography session. Quality is top priority with our offered prints and products.
Product guide available at www.sithappy.com/products

Mini Session

Baby only. Cake / treat and balloons to be provided by yourself.
On-hand props and decor of SitHappy can be used.

  • 20 minute session
  • 12 finished images
  • Online gallery
  • Digital jpeg files of finished images

$40 add on for family pose and 2 extra images, $50 add on for bath with 3 extra images. $40 add on for in studio cake smash.
Additional images are $10 per image.  

Special limited edition seasonal mini session info here

The Portrait Process

Pre-Planning

{ 3 - 4 weeks prior to session }
Determine location, styling, props, and how you want to display your images.
Taking the time to discuss what you want from your images will help us taylor a smooth session and not miss important details.

 

Paperwork

{ 2 - 3 weeks prior to session }
Be sure to sign contract and pay deposit to hold your session date.
Contracts are important so you know what you are receiving and how. 50% session fee deposit due to hold your date.

 

Session

{ Ready to smile and shine }
Have fun! We've already discussed what to do to prepare for a smooth session, so now just trust me and enjoy your time.
Bring some fun accessories, snacks and water. Make a day of it since you are looking so fabulous, go out for ice cream to reward the kids or a nice dinner to get the most from your new outfit.

 

Post Processing

{ 1 - 2 weeks following session }
I take care of this. Picking the best images, removing blinks, duplicates and bad snaps. Perfecting color, contrast and crop to make them really shine.

 

Reveal & Design

{ 10 - 15 days following session }
A presentation of your beautiful images,  showing you how your images will look in your space. Review our amazing products and determine what is best for your style. I will help you design a collage or determine the best image for over your mantel. This is a lot of fun!

 

Art for your walls 

{ most products arrive 1 week from ordering for you to enjoy for a lifetime }
Final touch up edits are made on your ordered products, proofs are sent for approval before printing begins. Most products arrive within a week of order, some take a bit longer, (I will let you know estimated dates for your order). Items are wall ready and will be hand delivered to you or available to pick up at the studio. Need help hanging them, no problem, I'm happy to help!

Availability

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This is us

$ 2,150
  • Full Day Session
  • 10"x10"softbound timeless album & $250 in wall art
  • Live Portrait, Digital montage, and online gallery
  • All the digital files

Deluxe Session

$ 1,250
  • 3 hour session • Custom props and personalized design
  • 20"x30" Canvas, or 8"x 8" softbound album
  • Digital montage and online gallery
  • All the digital files

Classic Session

$ 350
  • 1 Hour Session
  • 75 - 100 finished images with cake and bath
  • 4"x6" printed proofs of all the finished images

Mini Session

$ 220
  • 20 Minute Session
  • 12 finished images
  • Digital files with rights and online gallery included