A huge thank you to Helen for the beautiful cake smash photos for our son’s upcoming 1st birthday. We had such a fun morning; Helen’s studio was lovely and it was a very relaxed experience. The variety of props and outfits we could choose from were so sweet and fitted what we wanted perfectly. Would highly recommend!” R. Trafford.
A cake smash photoshoot is a fantastically fun way to celebrate your child’s first birthday. These increasingly popular 1st birthday photoshoots are my absolute favourite type of baby photo session to run. I love the fact that every session is different, purely because every child is different. Some children love to get stuck in to the cake, breaking it up and tipping it on their heads, whilst others are very reluctant to get involved, but with a little bit of encouragement from me I can always get some beautiful first birthday photos for my clients. I take my time to interact with your child and always get smiles and work with you before the session to ensure you get the most from your investment.
I offer professional cake smash photography in Andover and Hampshire. I provide a complete service, so I supply the cake and vintage/classic style outfits and props, plus of course, the post-session clean up! All you need to do is turn up to my beautiful photography studio near Andover, take a seat on the sofa with a cuppa and a biscuit and watch the fun unfold before your eyes!
Check out what happens during a cake smash shoot
I will take some timeless portraits before moving on to the birthday cake smash itself and finishing with photos of your little one splashing in a vintage tin bath with lots of bubbles, which means you get to take a nice clean baby home with you! The session will take approximately one hour and I recommend that you book your photoshoot when your baby is 11 months old, so you have your 1st birthday images in time for your little one’s big day. This also means that they are less mobile and less likely to disappear off set!
Cake smash photoshoot sessions may include the following:
- Cream backdrop, a giant white balloon and various props to choose from, including a vintage style car, wooden bowls, a miniature rustic style wooden bed, soft fluffy rugs and a little wooden chair
- Wooden letters spelling out the word ‘ONE’
- The cake – I tend to prefer a ‘naked’ iced vanilla cake with flowers or a wooden cake topper, or a giant cupcake, to keep it simple and all about baby rather than the decorations
- A post cake smash bath tub session in a vintage style bath tub, complete with bubbles galore!
After the session, I will professionally edit 20 images and invite you back to my studio for your viewing and purchase session. Once you’ve seen your images, you can choose which photos you’d like to keep forever, supplied as digital downloads, prints, wall art, albums or other products. I work with you to help you choose what you need. Check out my Pricing Page for details of my photo ‘bundles’, or packages. The session fee for my cake smash and splash photoshoot is £65, which is payable on booking and this doesn’t include the price of the photos.
All sessions take place in my beautiful garden studio in Anna Valley, near Andover, Hampshire. For further information and to book, please get in touch via my Contact Page.