Baby’s Milestone/ Cake Smash Session Options

Newborn photography may be my passion, but I do love watching your babies grow their first two years! They change so much, and far too quickly! I know as I have four of my own ‘babies’. Milestones sessions for baby’s ages 3-24 months are an excellent way to capture those special moments during your baby’s first year! These sessions are taken in my Des Moines studio, and I have plenty of props on hand to help style a lovely session for your little one.


Baby’s Milestone Session ~ $275+tax

Babies age 3 months through 24 months in age

30-45 minute session (approx)

In Studio

Option of outfit changes (most families will bring 2-3 outfits)

15 digital images with print release


Cake Smash add-on ~ $35+tax

If you would like to include a cake smash at the end of a One year milestone session, I do ask that you provide the cake. My cake smashes are a simple setup on a colored paper of your choice. I offer a handful of banners and cake plates. You are welcome to bring any additional props.


…for newborn clients, upgrade to a Baby’s First Year Package ~ $1325+tax

Includes a Full newborn session and three milestone sessions during baby’s first year, with the option to pay as you go!

In addition…

  • A $100 non-refundable retainer is collected at time of booking and your remaining session balance is due the date of your scheduled session.
  • A rush fee of $50 can be added to your gallery for a 1 week turnaround time.
  • Referrals for professional makeup and hair styling.
  • One of my favorite products! The Memory card is available to purchase for $99 (Keep it in your wallet! Personalized with your favorite photo and credit card sized, these are an awesome way to keep your gallery with you at all times to share images with a simple “tap” to any apple or android device. No apps or downloads required.)
  • Additional digital files, professional quality prints and print products are available for purchase in person or directly through your on-line gallery.
  • 7% IA sales tax will be added to all sessions and product orders.

When considering booking any session, the best thing to do is plan ahead! I accept only a limited number of sessions per month. Please contact me directly through my website for availability or email me at

Michelle lovell PHotography

located in des moines, iowa