Sydney Baby and Cake Smash Photographer

Studio newborn and cake smash images

Laura is an award winning Baby and Cake Smash Photographer residing in South West Sydney. She has worked in the photography profession for over 20 years and loves to photograph babies expressions and personalities in her gorgeous natural light Ingleburn studio.


Baby and Cake Smash Photography sessions in our cozy Ingleburn studio capture all of the changes your little one goes through in that precious first year of life. You are flooded with emotion as you look on in awe at their little features, how different they are to the newborn you held just a few short months ago. During that first year, your baby will go through so many transformations and it is so important to document their little details and characteristics before they are changed forever!

As your little treasure grows and changes, we cater for the many milestones that occur within that first year. We offer Sitter Sessions which are aimed at babies between 6-9 months. These sessions capture your baby’s growing personality and features as they become bigger and more mobile. Babies should be able to sit unassisted for Sitter Sessions, but not yet be able to crawl. We supply a range of outfits for your little one to wear and props that your baby can sit in and hold onto for extra stability and soft blankets to lay on.

Our Cake Smash & Splash sessions are a fun and sensory focused way to celebrate your baby’s First Birthday! Babies can smell, touch and taste (usually for the first time) a delicious cake to celebrate that 12 month milestone. These Cake Smash sessions give you a variety of gorgeous images without distracting factors that draw the attention away from your little one. We provide a rustic cake stand or crate as well as a range of adorable outfits your baby can wear for their session, and we wrap up the whole messy experience with a warm bubble bath in our vintage tub!

Our natural light studio located in South West Sydney’s Ingleburn is minimalist and bright, creating a calming and comfortable space for you and your family. We have a range of gorgeous outfits for our littlest clients to use during their sessions, and soft neutral fabrics to compliment your baby. I focus on the natural beauty of your baby, documenting all of their little features. Parents and siblings are encouraged to get in the photos with their baby and are not charged extra for this. My photographic approach is relaxed and natural, providing a timeless style which will compliment any interior without looking dated.

All of my Studio Photography Sessions are scheduled on weekdays only. For client health and safety, I take only one booking per day with everything being thoroughly cleaned and sanitised in between sessions. It is a good idea to book well ahead of time so as to avoid disappointment, as I can book out months in advance. Due to allergy risks, cakes are to be provided by clients.

Want to see what goes into creating our Baby Sessions?

Come behind-the-scenes with Laura as she photographs 2 baby sessions. Take a peek at how she creates a bright and engaging space for her little clients, brings out babies delightful personalities, and documents this unforgetable time for her clients to treasure. Click the video link below to see how Laura can capture your baby’s personality and expressions.

Sitter and Cake Smash Photography Pricing

$795 Baby Photography

This includes your 30 minute Baby photography session in our cozy Ingleburn Studio with 10 edited digital images of your choice delivered in High and Low resolution in both colour and B&W versions. You will also receive a welcome guide, a session preparation guide to get you ready for your photography experience with Laura, use of our gowns and props, a private online preview gallery of your images to choose from, and a $100 print credit towards your final order.


Package upgrades are available. We have the LUXE Collection which includes 20 images or the ULTIMATE Collection which has your entire image gallery of 40+ images.

Matted prints start from $66

Acrylic tiles start from $250

Wall art pieces start from $550

Wall art collections start from $1400

*Cakes are not included for Cake Smash Sessions and must be supplied by the client due to allergy risks.


You’ve had an amazing session with me in our beautiful studio, received your gallery of priceless memories to treasure forever, now it’s time to bring those images to life off the screen and into print! Click HERE to see our range of artwork options and select the best items for your home. We have something to suit every taste and decor.

Professional Baby Entertainer

A baby lays on his tummy and smiles in a bright studio
A little boy dressed in suspenders and a beret sits in front of his cake before smashing it
Wall art collection of wood prints displaying a baby cake smash session
A little girl cuddles her baby brother in her lap as they sit on the floor
A baby smiles as he plays peekaboo under a grey blanket
Newborn baby hands as they stretch up above the baby's head
Baby boy with blue eyes pokes his tongue out at the camera
A baby photo album filled with images from a studio baby session
A baby girl sits on a bamboo chair prop wearing a pink romper in a bright studio
A boy holds his baby brother as they sit in a studio
Storyboard frame displaying a cake smash photography session
Twin baby boys eat their cakes during their milestone photo session in a natural light studio
Cake Smash Session - baby girl sits on a blanket in a wooden bowl
A little girl lays on a rug and cuddles her newborn baby brother
A smiley baby boy wearing blue sits in a wooden bowl
A baby plays peek-a-boo from under a green blanket while laying on a white studio floor
A baby boy sits under a white knitted blanket looking out with big blue eyes in a bright studio
Baby Cake smash Photography: Baby girl sitting on a pink rug
A wall art piece showing a baby cake smash photo
A newborn baby boy lays snuggly wrapped in a grey blanket
Cake Smash Session - baby girl sits in a round wooden bowl

studio session faq’s

When is a good age to schedule a milestone session?

Our Sitter Sessions are perfect for babies aged between 6-8 months who are able to confidantly sit unasisted and can’t yet crawl. If you want to capture your baby at 6 months before they can sit up by themselves, parents can be included to assist your baby.

Cake smash sessions aim to document your baby’s milestone of turning ONE. They are celebrated by capturing all that personality and sweet little emotions they display. We start these sessions out with a clean portrait session, followed by all the messy fun as they tear into the cake, and we finish with a bubbly fun bath session in one of our vintage tubs.


What should we all wear?

If parents intend on being in the photos, it’s best to come dressed in neutral colours which work well together. You should steer clear of crazy bright colours, logo’s or image branded clothing, or mismatched patterns (e.g. one person in spots and another in stripes). Personally, I love soft neutrals if you have more of a plain simple style, or I adore bold earthy colours together such as navy blue with plum red and mustard colours. Have some fun with your outfits and if you are unsure, you can always send me some photos of your options and I’d be happy to advise you on what works best.

Ladies can select from one of our gowns available to wear and outfits are provided for your baby.

What time of day is best for our session?

Studio sessions start at 10am, but we can work around your baby’s sleep schedule if they usually nap around that time. Sessions cannot start any later than midday. If you are running late, please text or call to let me know. 

What if we don't want to be in any photos?

I can completely understand being a little camera shy, but your connection with your baby is what’s being documented. I want you to forget about being photographed and turn your focus towards your baby’s sweet little features, or trying to make them giggle, or just showering them with cuddles and kisses. 

Do you allow extended family to attend the session?

Due to space restrictions, we ask that only immediate family attend the session. This means only the baby with you the baby’s parent/s and any siblings the baby has that you would like to include.

What if we are sick on our session date?

If you or any of your family who will be attending the studio are sick, we reschedule. Even if I have the slightest hint of a cold, we’ll reschedule. It’s not worth taking any risks when small children and babies that young are involved. There is no fee to reschedule, provided that the rescheduled session takes place within 1 month from the original date.

When can we expect to receive our photos?

Immediately after your session, I will download and backup your images securely. Around 2 weeks after your session, you will receive a link and password to access your private online image gallery. There you will be able to browse and select the images you would like to include in your package.. Once you have made your selection, a deposit of 25% of your order will be paid, with the remaining balance due prior to delivery. Payments can be split into smaller instalments if required. I then process the final edits on your images and order any prints you may have selected. The process can take anywhere from around 2 weeks for our digital base package, or up to 8 weeks if you select the entire gallery options. I promise you they’re worth the wait!

Do you provide us with the RAW image files?

No, you receive only full resolution edited Jpeg files. RAW files are only readable through special photo editing software and are not part of the full service photography experience I pride myself on.

Can you retouch my images to make me thinner/remove my wrinkles/change my outfit colour?

The level of professional editing invested into each and every image is done in a way to enhance what was captured and bring out the optimum colour and tone. For further high-end editing, an additional hourly rate is charged.

Do you offer discounts if we book more than 1 session?

Absolutely! Once you have a session with me, you have access to exclusive discounts as part of the Elysium family. 


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Elysium Photography, Ingleburn, SYDNEY

Contact Laura on tel:0403889495

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Elysium Photography provides on location and studio Maternity, Newborn, Sitter, Cake smash, Family and Wedding photography and services all Camden, Campbelltown, Liverpool, Bankstown, Sutherland Shire areas and surrounding suburbs of South West Sydney.