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Is your baby turning one? ALREADY!?!? When it comes to babies, it often feels like life is in fast forward. As Boise cake smash photographers we’ll help you find the perfect way to celebrate and document your little one’s big day. We hold our signature cake smash + splash sessions in our SE Boise lifestyle photography studio as well as in Idaho’s great outdoors!


I’ve had the privilege to work with Paige on my maternity and newborn sessions! As a result I have been able to see so many photos come back and they are gorgeous! She is extremely talented and professional! I felt comfortable and at ease! I highly recommend hiring her for all your sessions!

Sean L.

Unbelievable photos every time without fail! Paige has taken maternity and newborn twice for me and I can’t say enough how much I love them. So many times during the shoots. Every time she manages to get loads of amazing pictures!

Tabitha S.
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Paige, our cake smash & splash photographer, offers 2 different styles options: lifestyle studio cake smash photography or outdoor cake smash & splash. A mom to 3 little boys of her own, Paige knows how fast time flies and will help you capture all of those little baby rolls and toothy grins before they’re gone forever.

When you choose a Glean + Co photography experience like our Boise Cake Smash sessions, you are choosing to have your hand held every step of the way. We will help you with the tough decisions like whether or not to include family photos before the smash, our favorite local smash cake vendors, what to wear, where to go and what to bring. PLUS, our advice on our absolute favorite products specific to first birthdays so you can forever remember this special day.

We encourage you to join in on the celebration (and the photos!). We’re looking for lots of laughter, dancing, singing, playing and feeding each other bites of cake. Be prepared to get a little messy and have a lot of fun. We strive to make this an experience that you will treasure.

Want to think outside the {Cake}? Consider an alternative!

Our Cake Smash Photography Process:

Step 1: Give us a RING

…Or an email or a text! Regardless, you contact us and let us know that you’ve got a birthday coming up!

Step 2: What’s Your Story

We want to hear all about your beautiful baby girl or boy! What are they into, what big milestones have they accomplished, what is amazing and unique about them?
Through a chat over zoom or a sit down consultation, we’ll handcraft a completely personalized session for your baby- from the choice of location, the time of day that works best for their nap schedule, whether or not to be in the photos yourself and recommendations on wardrobe choices and some of the products you can be dreaming about for your nursery walls.

Step 3: You’re on the schedule

We’ll send over an agreement form that you can read over and sign as well as pay your session fee online through our secure client management system. We’ll also send you some tips and tricks for getting kids (and husbands!) to behave so everyone has fun on the big day.

Step 4: The session

We’ve talked over your dreams for a large portrait in the nursery or that first birthday album to pass down when she or he is older, so we’re going into the session with intention and purpose! Nervous your baby isn’t going to sit pretty and smile? Relax, we’ve don’t this before! All babies handle the cake smash a little differently- some go for it while others are more timid. Some cry through the whole thing. It’s ok. Crocodile tears still make for some amazing photos. The more you’re able to relax, smile and interact with your kids the more they will relax, smile and interact with you. Rest assured that if for any reason the session just does not go according to plan for whatever reason we will happily schedule a reshoot at no additional charge.
Our cake smash sessions typically last approximately an hour and a half from start to finish.

Step 5: The waiting game

Before we even leave the photoshoot we’ll pick a date approximately 1-2 weeks later to sit down together and view all of your beautiful images. While you’re waiting we ask you to continue to look around your house and think about where you might want to hang images or how best to showcase the art we have just created. If you have any questions about the products we offer we’re happy to share more information and details so you can go into the preview and purchase session knowing exactly what you’d like to order- even before you see the images.

Step 6: the reveal

During this preview and purchase session you’ll see your images for the first time, narrow down your favorites and order prints and products that very day. You’ll get to see all of our handpicked products in person to touch and feel the quality and we will help you make the best choices for your space. We have found that this works best if all decision makers are present and the kids are not there to distract you. We know this can be difficult so we’re happy to come to your home after the kids are in bed or meet you and your spouse during a lunch break. Prints and products can be purchased with cash, check or card.



By Appointment Only


9:00 AM ~ 3:00 PM