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First Birthday Cake Smash Session

wall art in a childs room from his first birthday cake smash session that is blue
smiling baby girl wearing a gold lace outfit with pink backdrop

Charleston South Carolina First Birthday Cake Smash Photographer


First Birthdays have always been SO SPECIAL!

We offer a cake smash, pie smash, pasta smash or simple birthday portraits!  You get to choose ~ I love them all....

Children do grow so fast and the First Birthday Portraits are always cherished and documented.  Book professional portraits in a comfortable studio (wardrobe & set provided) and you can enjoy for generations to come. 

 It is best to book the session ahead of time.  Don't let the opportunity slip away, as you might regret not capturing these priceless moments. Let us freeze these beautiful stages of your children's lives, ensuring you'll have heartwarming memories to treasure for a lifetime.

At Bella Marie, Angie specializes in customize outfits and designed sets for each client. Not one session is the same as the other. Cake smash sessions are suppose to be fun, bright and messy. Give Angie a theme and let her creativity fly!

Looking for some inspiration? Check out these adorable galleries from client sessions!

Have twins and want to show of their personalities? Check out these cuties who are beary cute yet also sassy!

Looking for a Parisian experience for your little girl? Click the link for a Paris themed cake smash!

Ahoy Matey! Have a naval themed birthday or parents in the Navy? Check out this adorable little man!

Bella Marie Styled works in the surrounding areas of Charleston, Mt. Pleasant, Summerville, Goose Creek and surrounding areas.

"Creating whimsical cake smash experiences"

african american one year old eating a pink and white butterfly cake
purple and pink bath time one year old photo shoot in mt pleasant sc

The Hunter Family

Angie is the best. She had so much patience with my daughter who just wouldn't sit still! All of her pics are gorgeous. Always. She has a real talent and an excellent taste - I adore all her props and the outfits. I will definitely be back for more!

Charleston south carolina space themed first birthday cake smash pictures


I have been using Angie for a little over 3 years now and can not say enough about her! Her work is beautiful. She is accommodating, easy to work with and simply amazing! She has so many back drops, props and outfits, it is so much fun to choose! She is responsive to every request, appointment and question. She has photographed my newborn, first birthdays, holidays and group family photos, all successfully and beautifully (and professionally).  You won't be disappointed!

Sweet one first birthday pics

The Smith Family

Loved my experience with Bella Marie Photography ! Angie was an ANGEL. The photos came out beautiful. They were exactly what I wanted and more. Angie has so backdrop and outfit choices; one cuter then the next. Angie was very accommodating when my daughter had a meltdown. She was understanding and even allowed us to come back to get another backdrop in. I highly recommend and will be back again.

Detailed process for your session

Are you absolutely enamored by what you see? Ready to freeze those precious moments in time with an unforgettable photo shoot experience? Look no further! Whether it's a heartwarming children's portrait, a cake smash session, or a stunning twin shoot, our expert photographer, Angie, is here to turn your vision into reality in beautiful Charleston, SC.

African American one year old wearing a pink and white dress


To get started, simply fill out our convenient inquiry form below. Let us know your details, including your preferred session date to ensure we can reserve the perfect spot for you. Feel free to share your creative ideas and theme for the shoot; Anige loves customizing every session to reflect your unique personality and style!

Got any questions or special expectations? Don't hesitate to include them in the form. Angie is always here to cater to your needs and provide answers to any queries you may have.

Wild one themed first birthday cake smash

Session Day!

Once you arrive, we'll create a cozy atmosphere for your baby by engaging in conversation while getting them ready. This helps them feel at ease in the new surroundings. A typical baby session lasts between 45 to 60 minutes, and we'll make sure to adapt to your child's cues and preferences throughout.

Oh the places you'll go themed cake smash in Charleston SC

Online gallery

Following your session, within 2 business days, Angie will send you an online gallery via email. In the gallery, you'll find instructions on how to select your favorite images and have the option to purchase additional images and products.

The editing process, which includes Angie's expertise in high-end retouching, will be completed within 2 weeks.

First birthday photos in frames in a living room in south carolina

Thank you Angie for your beautiful work! You captured beautifully part of a very special day for us and I couldn't be more happy with our photos. You are great with kids and it's easy to see that you love what you do! Love your studio and look forward to more shoots through the years. Highly recommend Bella Marie Photography!


What makes Bella Marie Styled different than other photographers in the Charleston area?


High End Client Closet

Angie takes pride in offering a unique service that sets her studio apart from others. This includes a high-end client closet. Unlike anyone else, Angie provides an exquisite collection of couture gowns, outfits, and sets.  Not having to shop for the perfect birthday outfit is a huge relief for parents.  Hair accessories included!



Angie boasts an impressive 9-year background capturing stunning photographs of children and babies.

Angie has dedicated herself to refining her creative craft by participating in numerous workshops and seminars. Her commitment ensures that every detail is meticulously attended to, leaving no aspect untouched in her photography.


Artistic Eye

Angie's artistic eye shines through as she skillfully creates photography sets that showcase a diverse range of captivating themes.

If you have a specific theme in mind that isn't featured on the website, let's collaborate and bring your vision to life. Together, we'll brainstorm and create the best ideas tailored to your preferences.

pizza party themed one year old photos
Cake Smash First Birthday session pricing

Creative Fee & retainer to book



Stylized sessions include

  • Preconsultation

  • Client wardrobe

  • Customized birthday backdrop & props set up

  • Simple & timeless backdrop

Digital images and products are available for purchase. separately

4th of july themed one year old photos in Charleston SC
South Carolina sunflower and fall themed first birthday photos

Frequently asked questions for your first birthday photo shoot

Here are a few questions Angie from Bella Marie Styled Photography gets about her first birthday cake smash sessions.

one year old boy sitting on a razor car for first birthday pics

Can siblings or parents participate in a cake smash session?

We do not incorporate siblings and parents for cake smash sessions as the photos  are focused on capturing the child's personality and smashing the cake. Sibling sessions are offered separately.

Swan themed first birthday images

How many outfit or backdrop changes do you allow?

All outfits are provided for the children, as well as accessories like hats, flower bonnets and headbands.  Each child is offered at least 2 outfit changes and a tubby time after the cake smash. 

South carolina first birthday photographer

What age is a first birthday session for?

First birthday sessions are done either 1 month before their first birthday or shortly after their birthday. It all depends on if you want photos for their party or when they are truly one years old.

Ready to book?

Get in contact with Angie to start planning your session. We typically book 4-6 weeks in advance, so if you are looking to start planning, send us an inquiry and we will get back to you within 24 hours!

Indian baby girl sitting in a tub with pearls and smiling for camera in Goose Greek SC photo studio

Photo studio serving the Charleston, Mt. Pleasant, Summerville, Goose Creek, and Moncks Corner, South Carolina and surrounding areas.

(917) 747-5898

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