Children grow up quickly. One minute you have a newborn, and the next thing you know, you have a child heading off to school. The little moments of those first few years will bring you great joy, and it’s essential to take lots of pictures so you can remember them forever. You may want to find a photographer for your child’s first birthday to do a cake smash session. There are plenty of fantastic photographers in the area that specialise in these types of photographs. Keep reading for the top 8 cake smash photographers in Gold Coast, QLD, to find the perfect photographer for your baby’s birthday!

Gold Coast Cake Smash Photography has three professionals that specialise in cake smash sessions. Brooke is the photographer and has a background in education. She knows how to keep babies entertained and relaxed. Sara is a professional baker that creates yummy treats for your session. Robyn is a professional seamstress that can give you plenty of clothing choices for your photoshoot. This group of ladies has three packages to choose from for your cake smash session.

Style: Relaxed and Professional

Location: Oxenford

Price: $195 – $895

Contact : Brooke

Atomic Butterfly Photography has a team of four professional photographers. These photographers realize the importance of photographs and aim to give you an enjoyable photography experience for your baby’s cake smash photos. Cake smash sessions are meant to be fun and messy. Atomic Butterfly Photography will provide you will the cake for your session, as well as a 12×18 storyboard print, props, and even a milk bath session afterward to capture even more photographs.

Style: Professional

Location: West Burleigh

Price: $295 – $330

Contact : Atomic Butterfly Photography

Michelle Ladlow has eight years of professional photography experience. She specialises in working with babies and enjoys working with children of any age. Michelle loves to capture joy and laughter and is able to quickly diffuse situations with children that may make it difficult to get the gorgeous photographs you’re looking for. Her cake smash sessions are often held in her Benowa studio. They include a one-hour session with the use of outfits from her collection, including a rubber ducky themed bathtub session, an online gallery of photos, 1-year portraits, ten fully edited images, and a cake if needed.

Style: Professional

Location: Benowa

Price: $395

Contact : Michelle Ladlow

Leanne Handreck specialises in cake smash, newborn, maternity, and family photography. She believes a cake smash session is the best way to remember your child’s first birthday. Leanne has a minimalist photography style that ensures your child is the focus. She has two packages to choose from and offers payment plans through Pay Advantage. The Simple package includes a 45-minute session, cake, bubble bath, outfits, five high-resolution images, a variety of prints, and a digital collage. Leanne also has personalised additions available to add to your photoshoot.

Style: Minimalist 

Location: Southport

Price: $295 – $395

Contact : Leanne Handreck

Just Rebecca Photography is a modern and natural photographer that specialises in family photography, as well as weddings. Rebecca has 11 years of experience in the industry. Previous clients praise her for her skills and ability to make them feel comfortable. Rebecca can do cake smash sessions in her studio or at any location of your choosing. She can prove the cake, decorations, and even offers options for children with allergies. Rebecca’s sessions include a one-hour session and a USB drive of every photograph for you to print your own.

Style: Modern and Natural

Location: Elanora

Price: Contact For Pricing Information

Contact : Just Rebecca Photography

Rachael Wilson is an award-winning photographer with nine years of experience. She has a knack for keeping kids calm and capturing the cutest photographs. Rachael loves to incorporate vivid colours into every photoshoot but will adjust to your individual needs. She allows you to bring your own cake and decorations to incorporate into your photoshoot. Rachael has four packages to choose from for your cake smash session. The first package includes a photoshoot, ten professionally edited images in colour and black and white, and a variety of backdrops to choose from. 

Style: Modern

Location: Ashmore

Price: $250 -$500

Contact : Rachael Wilson

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Capturing that the first year of your child’s life is essential and cake smash sessions are a fantastic option for getting beautiful photographs. You’ll want a professional photographer that works well with children, and each of the photographers in this list has years of experience doing just that. Cake smash photography sessions are a fun way to let your little one enjoy a sugary treat and get messy in the process. The photographs you receive from these sessions will be treasured for years to come with one of these professional photographers.

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