Austin Cake Smash Photography

If you’re looking for the best Austin cake smash photographer, you’ve come to the right place! Sweet Memories Photos by Carolyn is a premier luxury studio serving Austin & Central Texas from our large commercial studio in Round Rock.

As a parent myself, I know how irreplaceable and special your baby’s milestones are. Time flies unbelievably fast, and before you know it, your baby has grown! I am so thankful that you are considering my Austin Cake Smash Photography studio to create these special keepsake memories for you.

The First Birthday Portrait Experience

  Luxury Cake Smash Sessions

Whew! You survived the first year! Your baby is growing up so fast and surprising you with new things every day. Those toothy smiles, bright eyes, and chubby bellies make for some adorable photographs. Life is all about exploring the world around them by playing and having fun. There is no better way to celebrate turning one then with a cake smash! 

Photographing one year olds is always a joy and I adore the personality that comes with this age. With over 15 years experience, I approach each session with the utmost professionalism and care for your baby’s well-being.

My luxury Austin cake smash photography studio is thoughtfully crafted to cater to the unique needs of babies, ensuring a comfortable and secure environment. Equipped with a comprehensive array of amenities, I strive to provide an experience that exceeds your expectations.

Personalized Baby Portraits

I have so many luxurious outfits, headbands, crowns, and props to stylize a session that is unique and custom to you. Prior to your session we’ll discuss your desired theme and any specific requests you may have. I love creating custom sets to incorporate a birthday party theme, a favorite book, hobby, or any other ideas you might have. My cake smash work has been published internationally & my backdrop designs are sold worldwide. Each session is meticulously styled to ensure a cohesive, one-of-a-kind gallery, resulting in stunning images that capture your vision.

Baby boy in blue romper smiling and sitting on a curved bench. Background is blue and green balloons on with forest animals

“We had a fun experience with Carolyn at our daughter’s cake smash session. Over the past year we have understood how difficult it is to click “stable” pictures of babies especially toddlers. Carolyn was great with our daughter, she first made her comfortable by interacting with her, singing rhymes to her. She was patient through out the entire session and let our daughter explore and do her own stuff. Cherry on top: the pictures were beautiful.”


Your custom cake smash session includes:

  • Personalized consultation and styling questionnaire to plan your dream session
  • Access to an exquisite collection of luxury studio props, outfits, hats, headbands, and crowns
  • Inclusion of family and sibling pictures
  • Classic & timeless baby portraits before the cake
  • Fully custom handcrafed themed set
  • A matching cake from my local baker
  • Bubble bath for extra smiles & easy clean up
  • A dedicated Reveal and Ordering Appointment to select your favorite images
  • Expert image retouching to ensure flawless results

    What’s Included in your full service photography experience?

    1: Consultation

    Your family is unique so your session should be too! I want to hear all about your personal style and preferences. Well discuss your vision so I can create something custom just for you. 

    2: The Session

    The studio is full of outfits, props, and accessories so you don’t need to provide anything. I’ll have everything laid out and ready to go before you arrive. Just sit back and watch me work my magic!

    3: Reveal & Ordering

    After your session we’ll sit down and sort through the best images together. We can look at designing a custom album or creating wall art to tell your story. All collections include digital images and printed products!

    4. Expert Retouching

    Once you’ve finalized your favorites, we will artistically retouch each image you’ve chosen. Every image will be tastefully enhanced to become a work of art.

    5. Finished Product

    Your prints and products will be ordered and the matching digital images will be available to download within one week. When your artwork arrives we will arrange pick up or delivery.

    I met Carolyn in 2022 when I was searching for a local photographer to do a Cake Smash photoshoot for my grand baby Cammie. I browsed around virtually for months and kept coming back to Sweet Memories Photos by Carolyn and I’m so grateful that I did. Now, we’re two cake smashes in and loved every minute of it. Carolyn is a super creative PROfessional and she worked her magic on everything from designing the set to seamlessly capturing those once in a lifetime moments. All we had to do was show up ready to eat cake. It was such a fun experience that really was well beyond what I imagined! I highly recommend Carolyn and Cammie wouldn’t dare smash a cake without her there to capture those unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime. Thank you Carolyn, you are simply the best!!!




    When Should I Book My Session?

    As soon as you know you want to capture this unique milestone! Since each set is completely custom, please give as much notice as you can to allow for creative design. A minimum of 2-3 weeks is prefered but I do take last minute requests when I am able.

    How Old Should My Baby Be?

    I know this is a first birthday session, but I prefer to photograph babies around 11 months. Most babies aren’t running away yet but still enjoy standing while holding onto something. This also allows time for image selection and editing so I can deliver your images before baby’s birthday. Some parents choose to display these photographs at baby’s first birthday party. If this is the case for you, we should definitely plan a date 3-4 weeks prior to the party in order to make sure they arrive in time. I also take last minute requests as long as my schedule allows. Please don’t hesitate to ask!

    How Long Will My Session Last?

    Each session is different due to the individuality of the baby but plan for the session to last about 1-1.5 hours. This will give us plenty of time for fun & play. Cake smash photography tends to be high energy session and we’re constantly moving so it will go by quickly! Coffee, snacks, and a comfortable couch are available to you while I work with your baby.

    What Should We Wear For Family Portraits?

    Solid neutrals are always a safe bet and photograph best. I love to use white, cream, or soft pastels against a light backdrop or grays and blacks on a darker backdrop. Think about your personal and home style to ensure your images coordinate with your decor. Luxury studio gowns are available for both Mom & girl siblings. I’d be happy to discuss this more during our consultation.

    How Do I Choose a Theme?

    This can seem overwhelming to some people but don’t let it be! A theme can be absolutely anything… your baby shower theme, nursery theme, or baby’s birthday party theme are good starters. If you want something different we can discuss favorite bedtime story, movies, songs, hobbies, or occupations. When in doubt simple is always good and we can stick with a pretty color pallet. This is the one time you’ll get complete control over your little one’s birthday before they have a strong opinion about everything (hello toddlers!) so have fun with it! I’d love to help you brainstorm. Feel free to browse some of my past sessions below and on Instagram for ideas as well.

    What Do I Need to Bring?

    Not much! My studio provides everything (even the cake!) so you’ll just need to bring baby. After you book I’ll send you a comprehensive guide to help you and baby get ready for our session. It includes simple tips for preparing for our time together along with a short list of things to bring with you.

    How Do I Choose My Images?

    This is the best part! After your session we’ll sit down together and review your images. I’ll guide you through the process of choosing your favorites. From there we can decide on a beautiful wall art piece, create a custom album, or design a unique image collage. For your convenience, all printed images come with the matching digital files. There are so many gorgeous ways to display your images and I can’t wait to show them to you.

    How Much Does This Cost?

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    Are you ready to begin planning your dream photography session?

    I’m sure you have a lot of questions and I’m here to answer them. Fill out the contact form, choose your desired session type, and I’ll send over an instant email with more info.

    My 1400+ sq ft luxury studio is located in Round Rock, TX right off I-35!

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