Cake Smash
A special 1st birthday treat
It seems like only yesterday that your little one entered the world, and now they are having their first birthday.  What a special and amazing time, you have seen so many changes with this little one.

This is why I provide a fun and exciting first birthday session called a cake smash. I start with classical portraits looking smart in their Sunday best – capturing their big personality before we get messy and have lots of fun exploring the cake, finishing up with a splash in our gorgeous roll top tub! the perfect way to celebrate a birthday.


Please book your cake smash a few months in advance, I get booked up quickly and do not want you to miss out.  I can also get you a cake made from our fantastic cake maker, but she needs advance notice so please let me know as soon as possible.  To book just fill out our contact page

Today’s extra special because you are turning one!!
We’ll eat cake and ice cream, and have lots of fun!!

Carli is an amazing photographer. She made us all feel welcome and at ease from the moment we stepped into her studio. She has a natural flair with children and we knew that our twins were in safe hands. Our finished photographs are beautiful and just as we wanted them to be – natural yet stunning! Carli creates and captures beautiful moments. Thank you so much! x. – Tracey

What ages can Cake Smash Sessions be booked for?
Cake smash photo shoots are typically booked for a child’s 1st or 2nd birthdays (or around that time) These ages are the best age for cake smash shoots as children are still in the exploration stage of their development.
When should I book my child’s Cake Smash photo session?
I recommend that any photo shoot is booked in advance (as soon as you possibly can) as my diary fills up months in advance and you wouldn’t want to miss out by not being able to book a date that suits!
Do I need to organise anything in advance?
You don’t need to worry about organising anything with the exception of booking the date you would like and paying a £60 for the photo shoot, the remaining balance is paid on the day. I will take care of everything else! If you are bringing your own cake I can advise on where is best to go.
How long does the session usually take?
Smash and Splash photo shoots usually last less than an hour, or however long your wee one wants to explore for! There usually comes a time where baby has had enough (believe it or not) and that’s where I’m happy to stop. Baby will always lead the photo shoot.
What should I bring with me on the day?

If you would like your child photographed in a nice clean outfit of choice before the cake smash I am happy to do some photographs of them before things get messy!

I can provide the outfit for the smash (unless you want to)

What happens on the day?

When you arrive I will give you and baby time to relax and settle into the studio environment. Once baby is happy and settled we will start with nice portrait photos first. After that we will move on to the super fun cake smash and once your baby has had enough cake we round the fun session off with a bubbly and interactive tub time session, which is always a huge hit!

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