What to do or not to do when your child turns 1 Year Old

When your child turns 1 year old, it’s a huge milestone, something to be celebrated. But how does one celebrate this milestone? My husband and I discussed this at length; should we have a party or not? We both believe our son, Kayden, is far too young to understand or appreciate a party. We therefore decided that we wanted something he could look back at one day – something with great memories. Something very special.

Cake Smash Photoshoot

If you have a baby that’s soon going to turn a year old, like we do, you’re also probably wondering what to do for this special occasion. We love the idea of a Cake Smash Photoshoot, which does seem to be quite the trend for a 1 year-old birthday. Not that we are the type of parents who follow trends – but we do love and appreciate photography. We therefore decided that this is how we were going to commemorate this very special milestone.

Choosing a Photographer

With so many photographers to choose from, choosing the right one for the photoshoot could be quite a daunting task. Having done some research of my own, I found that the price range varied a lot – often dependent on how popular the photographer is, this in my opinion isn’t always in line of the quality of their work.

It is very important to feel comfortable with the photographer you choose. Anyone can hold a camera and capture a photo, but it takes talent to capture the “right” moments. This takes a certain amount of patience combined with passion. The result of such photos creates priceless moments and to me, this is what photography is all about.

During my research to find a photographer for Kayden’s Cake Smash photo shoot, I luckily stumbled upon Cindy Stoltz Photography. Here are the reasons why I chose her:

  • Turn around time – responded to my inquiry within a day
  • Professional approach – communicated professionally
  • Attention to detail – provided me with all the details I needed, in the form of a brochure attached to the email correspondence
  • Variety of outfits and themes available included in the price
  • Variety of cakes available, also included in the price
  • Variety of décor and colours available, also included in the price
  • Customised outfits can be made at an additional cost
  • Positive feedback from previous clients
  • Fantastic price for the package
  • Last and of certainly not least, the beautiful photography


This package is so convenient – all you have to basically do – is get yourselves to the photoshoot venue, which is in the Boksburg area.

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Cindy Stoltz is a professional photographer who specialises in and not limited to, cake smashes, family sessions and maternity sessions. Don’t despair if your little one has already had a Cake Smash Photoshoot and/or is over 1 year old.

Cindy Stoltz has a new edition to her portfolio: The Paint Splash Sessions!

It’s similar to the Cake Smash Photo Shoot, however, this is for children between the ages of 1-5 years old. Which child at this age would not love to paint away on some canvas? Oh! What fun!  Now you can have these moments captured as lifelong memories.  Have a look at the details of this package below:

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Peanut Gallery 24/7 is proud to announce a collaboration with Cindy Stoltz Photography, giving you the opportunity to win a Paint Splash Session, to the value or R1200!

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T’s and C’s:

This competition runs from the 30 June 2017 and will end on 31 July 2017.

Winner will be announced on Facebook on 1 August 2017

Prize is redeemable for a child between the ages of 1-5 years old only

This prize does not include any other additional costs, e.g. travel to the studio based in Boksburg

For more information, contact CINDY STOLTZ Photography:


084 607 6443






9 Replies to “1 Year old Birthday Milestone”

  1. This would be an awesome gift for my daughter, she is a diva who loves to get messy I know she’d be thrilled to do this amazing Paint Splashing session. All fingers crossed

  2. After 3 sons I finally have been blessed with a daughter who is the mirror image of me, with personality as well 😀 Would be awesome to do this for her 2nd birthday this month as it would be a memorable way to capture her as she starts to become her own person… Fingers crossed xxxxx

  3. I have a 3 year old girl and 5 year old boy and this looks like so much fun.its the first time i have come across paint splash sessions .we all know about cake smashing.crossing fingers.followed all the steps

    1. Great, I am sure they will and I have no doubt you will enjoy the photographic memories

  4. My little boy turns one in October and I want to celebrate in a fun and memorable way! This post resembles my sentiments exactly as I don’t want to follow the party route..

  5. I love this! What a good idea!! Would love love love to do this with my 16 month old twin boys.

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