Birthday & Cake Smash


Nathalie is easy and a pleasure to work with. She made us feel very comfortable. She was well prepared with many cute props and backdrops, down to the little details. You know you're in good hands when someone cares enough to go above and beyond. I've worked with Nathalie on more than three occasions and will definitely book her again for all future events. - Wendy

Celebrate a birthday with a cake smash session


Meet Nathalie

Nathalie is the owner and photographer for Pictonat Photography, located in the heart of Midtown Toronto near Yonge and Eglinton. She has a passion for delivering images that capture emotions and tell a story with an intimate, contemporary, and fresh feel. Her work is focused on working with people and families of all ages from bump to baby and beyond.

About Your Cake Smash Photo shoot

Birthdays are a fun milestone to celebrate. Consider a cake smash session, suitable for any age (even Fab Forty). Sessions takes place in the studio. Choose from a selection of available themes that will be set up for you or create your own custom theme for an unforgettable and fun experience!

Please note that cake is not provided. However, recommendations can be provided on design and bakeries. Other alternatives to a cake smash can include donuts, pancakes, cupcakes, or ice cream.

On this page, you will find information all about our cake smash photography and available packages, as well as resources on how to prepare for your photoshoot. Have a look around and if you have any questions, feel free to contact me!


Our Cake Smash Photoshoot Process



We will discuss your chosen theme for your photoshoot, as well as your vision and ideas for your cake smash session.


Photo Session

Sessions take place in-studio and include your choice of available themes or a custom theme. Please note that cake is not provided.



I will custom-edit the best images from your session, highlighting the joyful smiles and messy cake moments!


Online Gallery

An online gallery of photo proofs is ready for viewing and selection within 2-3 weeks from your photoshoot date.

Amazing experience with Pictonat Photography. Nathalie is a sweetheart and so talented at capturing those moments you want to remember forever, plus she was so patient with my toddler. Cannot say enough good things about her and will definitely be using her for more photoshoots in the future. - Ana

Our Guarantee

As your photographer, my goal is to capture your memories and create beautiful art that you can cherish for years to come. Birthdays are special moments in the life of your little one and your family and they deserve to be captured in high-quality, professional images that you can cherish for years to come.



10 digital images
30-45 minutes

20 digital images
1 hour

All edited images
1 hour
8x10 framed print

All packages include:

Choice of decor from a library of options

Child and family portraits

Private online gallery

Personal usage rights

Wardrobe tips

Keepsakes & Wall Art

Relive the moment and emotion captured by printing your photos. Professional quality prints make the perfect gift for both yourself and loved ones to display on a gallery wall. Choose from a collection of beautiful keepsakes that serve as statement pieces to showcase your precious memories such as a coffee table book that will be sure to impress, or a framed standout frame that will provide the perfect accent to any wall or shelf. We take the time to deliver keepsakes that will bring joy to you and your loved ones and will last a lifetime.

Frequently Asked Questions


An online gallery of photos proofs is ready for viewing and selection within 2-3 weeks from the photoshoot date.

You can contact me here to submit an inquiry with your preferred dates, package option, and any questions you may have. From there, an online portrait agreement will be sent for your review/completion and a deposit of $150 is required to confirm your booking. The remaining balance is due two weeks prior to your shoot. 

Additional images can be purchased a la carte after the session.

Your Online Gallery


An online gallery of photo proofs from your session will be ready for viewing and selection within 2-3 weeks from your photoshoot date. At this time, you can choose which images and products you would like to purchase.

Cake Smash & Birthday Pictures


Family Portraits


Cake Smash Photos


Fab Forty

It takes true talent to be able to work with little ones and she definitely has it! Thanks again, Nathalie! - Shannon

Recent Blog Posts

Highlights from some of our most recent sessions!

Blue and Gold Confetti Cake Smash Toronto

Turning one is fun! A Blue and Gold Confetti Theme Cake Smash   This cake smash was buzzing with excitment! Cake smashes are a fun way to celebrate that first milestone birthday.  The cake smash experience takes place in Toronto at a studio location (or outdoors) and I work with you to bring your vision …

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What to Do for a First Birthday Session Instead of a Cake Smash

I’m sure you’ve seen cake smash photos everywhere, from Pinterest to Facebook to Instagram. These photos are super fun to do, but they’re not for everyone, and there are many ways to celebrate your child’s first birthday with a professional photo session that don’t involve cake. Maybe your child has food allergies or just isn’t …

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Farm theme Cake Smash Toronto

Come and join the barnyard fun!  This little one is turning one! A ONEderful cake smash to celebrate ONE! Theme:  Barnyard Fun! Colours:  White, red, blue with wood and hay accents Cake: Rooster cake!     Cake smash sessions are booked to occur either 4-6 weeks in advance of the actual birthday to allow time …

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About Pictonat Photography

Pictonat Photography is a professional studio located in the heart of Midtown specializing in maternity and newborn, families and children, corporate events, personal branding, headshots, and boutique school portraits.

As a mother of two, Nathalie has a passion for capturing memories that matter for families. Each of her sessions is customized to meet your vision and expectations. With young kids, not every session goes as planned and that's okay. Anything goes and makes for great memories to look back on. Nathalie strives to deliver a fun experience and timeless memories.

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