Michelle lovell photography

des moines, Iowa


chubby babies and messy cake smashes!

Michelle Lovell PHotography

~Babies Milestones & Cake Smash ~


• Des moines, iowa•

A little bit about my milestone sessions and cake smashes for baby...


Newborn photography may be my passion, but I do love watching your baby grow their first year! They change so much, and far too quickly. I know, as I have four of my own "babies".


During a session... I will capture images of baby on their back, tummy, sitting and laughing. I will even help celebrate your baby's first birthday with a cake smash, where our goal is a lot fun and an adorably messy baby!


I will be a perfect fit for you if...

  • You want to work with someone who understands photos of your baby are an experience and investment, and you want yours to be seamless and enjoyable.
  • You want to feel like you are in good hands with a professional photographer who has over 10 years of experience and knows how to safely and properly pose your baby.
  • You want clean, high-end photography to document and celebrate this special time in your life and images that you will love!
  • You want options for printing your beautiful images on one of a kind, heirloom quality products for your home and gifting.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

"Michelle was great to work with, and the pictures turned out absolutely beautiful! She is a great photographer.

Highly recommend!"

rati kasaju • des moines, iowa

session options

I offer a variety of options for capturing your baby's first year, including:

milestones for babies ages 3-12 months

cake smashes

baby's first year packages


sessions begin at $275

Q & A

Q:are digital images included?

Yes! All of my baby's milestone and cake smash session options include hand- edited digital files with print release.


Q: do you provide clothing and props?

A: This is up to you! While you are welcome to bring your own outfits, my private studio is stocked with a client closet including clothing for babies age 3-12 months. I also have a variety of colored backdrops and props to help style a lovely session for your little one.


With a cake smash session, I do ask that you provide the cake and outfit for your cake smash. You are also welcome to bring any specifically themed props you would like included in the session.


Q: When should I book?

A: My schedule books up quickly. I suggest reserving your session date as soon as possible. Most clients schedule milestone and cake smash sessions 1-2 months in advance.

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Michelle Lovell Photography

Mainframe Studios

900 Keo Way, DSM, IA 50309


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