Cake Smash Photography

All children love cake and what better way to mark your baby’s milestone birthday than with a Cake Smash? Turning one is another of the many milestones in your baby’s life, and a great addition to your gallery of baby photos, from newborn, to baby portraits and now cake smash photos.

Booking a professional Cake Smash photographer means you can leave all of the mess to me and just enjoy watching your little one tucking into a beautifully decorated cake and getting it everywhere! I will capture your baby’s curiosity and unique personality as they do what children do best. Make a mess and enjoy the sensory experience!

When should I book a Cake Smash session?

Cake Smash sessions are usually booked to mark a milestone birthday. Booking a month in advance usually means I will have space in my diary. You could choose to book it to take place before your baby’s 1st birthday, so you can use the photographs on the party invitations or thank you cards. 

Do I need to bring anything?

I would advise you to bring a couple of outfits for the photos, but also a change of clothes for both you and your baby to go home in once the session is over, as a Cake Smash can obviously create a lot of mess. Also, something to put your messy clothes into, like a plastic bag, may also be worth bringing along with baby wipes will come in very handy as well. 

If you opt for the Splash part of the session too, where we put your baby in a small tub with warm water and bubbles, then you will find it much easier to get your baby clean before you leave!

I provide the backdrop, and balloons in a colour of your choice.

Where does the session take place?

Most cake smashes take place in my studio in Rawtenstall, Lancashire. However, I have also photographed outdoor cake smash sessions too, so whichever you prefer. We will discuss your shoot styling and decide what the best option is for you.

Who provides the cake?

I can arrange for my local baker to provide the cake for you for a small charge of £35. You can also provide your own cake if you prefer, just let me know what colour scheme you decide upon so we can ensure we plan the set to complement it. 

What happens during the session?

I usually start by taking photos of your baby “pre-smash”, while they are cake free and with the cake still in one piece as part of the backdrop. I then introduce the cake and we get to watch the excitement and delight on your baby’s face as they taste the cake for the first time, as well as their sensory experience of squishing it between their fingers.

What happens after the session?

Following your Cake Smash session, I will carefully select and edit the very best images to create your final gallery. Approximately 7–10 days later I will invite you to return to my Rawtenstall studio to view your gallery and show you sample products that you may wish to purchase.

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