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Cake Smash Photography

Smash the Cake Photo Shoots

Cake Smash Photography session, this is a fun and messy way to celebrate the milestone of your little one’s first birthday. Capture the curiosity and the surprise as they tuck into a tasty cake but it doesn’t stop there, with my Cake Smash Photography session it includes “Splash time”. Towards the end of the session you will have the use of my bath tub, a chance for your little one to have even more fun with lots of bubbles and rubber ducks. Balloons and buntings are included but your are more than welcome to bring your own.

How to Prepare for a Cake Smash Session

A cake smash photography photo session is a fun, joyful way to commemorate the milestone of your little one’s first birthday. Capture your baby’s surprise, curiosity and delight as they tear into their first taste of sugar. A cake smash is a great way to express your baby’s unique personality in a relaxed and carefree way.

What to Expect

I start with some pre-smash portraits being taken of your child, capturing their many expressions. We then introduce the cake and let the fun begin finishing off with splash time at the end. Props and decoration are included which consists of – Giant rubber duck, small balloons pink and white or blue and white, bunting pink or blue, tissue paper pom poms pinks and white or blues and white, big letters and number (ONE and the number 1 pink or blue), letter box saying happy 1st birthday (child’s name) and metal bath tub.

When to Schedule

You can book as far in advance as you like, this ensures you get a slot that suits you best. Most of my clients book before their baby’s birthday as images from their cake smash session are used to display at their baby’s birthday party and used for Thank you Cards.

What to Bring

Please bring a change of clothes for the both of you, as the icing can quite literally get everywhere. A few of your child’s favourite toys may also be a good idea too for comforting and distracting them at the beginning of the session.
You can choose to bring your own personalised bunting with your child’s name on too if you wish.

What to Wear

It’s up to you and can be as casual or dressy as you like. Most people choose to bring along a couple of outfits, usually one for the ‘pre-cake’ portraits and the other for the “Cake Smash” itself. I love bare bellies on little ones for the “cake smash” teamed with tutus, a onesie or jeans. Feel free to dress and accessorize your child however you please. If your looking for something special and unique a great place to try is Esty and Facebook.
Please remember that their clothing will end up covered in icing so don’t dress them in something that you would be upset if it got ruined.
If you have any questions at all, please feel free to call or email me and I will be happy to help you in anyway to make sure that your child’s Cake Smash photos are something that you’ll cherish forever.

What Happens After Your Session

After your session, images will be hand edited and you will be invited back to my home studio where you will be able to view you all your images on a beautiful video slideshow. We can discuss products and packages and I will be here to answer any questions and help you choose the perfect package suited for your needs.

Smash Cakes

I am delighted to have teamed up with Cakes By Karen. Karen has been making cakes for over 35 years and has been running a successful business for 6 years she has a 5* Food Hygiene Rating, Fully Insured and has level 2 in Food Hygiene her cakes not only look fantastic but taste delicious oh and did I mention Karen’s prices are just as irresistible too, your find all the information below.

Ready to book?

Just get in touch via the contact form or give me a call and we can talk about dates themes and cakes! Do let me know if you have any questions or if you would like to have a call back. Alternatively you go ahead and book online by clicking the “BOOK  NOW” button. Gift Vouchers are also available to buy and are valid for 6 months from the date of purchase. There is a range of different prices and products that start from as little as £30 going all the way up to £330 with something in between to suit everyone’s budget. To view prices of products and packages please get in contact to ask for the password on the pricing page 

Cake Smash

£30
  • 1 Hour Session
  • (cake not included) Cakes can be added as an extra see below.
  • Props and decoration included

Giant Cupcake

These Giant cupcakes can be added to your session for ONLY £25. Choose your own butter cream colour, this can be just 1 colour or 2 tone, a name can also be added to the cake or on the board and they come in a choice of 3 sponges Vanilla, Lemon or Chocolate. Cakes are collected by myself the day before your session or  you can collect yourself if you wish. Please contact me for more details.

Ombro Rose

The Ombro Rose can be added to your session for only £30. Choose your own butter cream colour, this can be just 1 colour or 2 tone, a name can also be added to the cake or on the board and they come in a choice of 3 sponges Vanilla, Lemon or Chocolate. Cakes are collected by myself the day before your session or  you can collect yourself if you wish. Please contact me for more details.