Cake Smash and Splash
This is a session to celebrate your litte one’s first (or second) birthday. The session begins with some simple portraits of your birthday baby, then we get out the specially designed cake (included in the price) and decorations for the cake smash. We finish the session with a splash in my miniature bath. The perfect way to celebrate!
Originating from America, cake smash sessions have taken off in the UK and are a fantastic way to celebrate your little one’s big day.
This session is extremely fun and very messy! I will start the session with a mini portrait session where you are welcome to bring an outfit of your choice for your little one. Boys can look lovely in just a pair of jeans and girls in a plain coloured dress. Images can also look scrummy when the little one is wearing their PJ’s or their birthday suit! Why not bring along your baby’s favourite wooden toy or teddy bear. Teddies that can sit up on their own can look beautiful sat alongside the baby.
The session will continue with the cake smash itself. At the time of booking, you will select one of the amazing themed backdrops (please see below). I will supply the smash outfit for the session (unless of course you wish to bring your own) and a beautiful cake to match the backdrop. Caroline’s Cakes in Chapel Allerton supplies my cakes and she is awesome at what she does. I have added a few samples below of how well she matches my backdrops. Please let me know if your little one has any food allergies. Hard to believe but sometimes little ones can’t quite believe they are being allowed to do what they want with a whole cake! To encourage them to dive in (literally) to the cake, it can be a good idea to bury their favourite snack within the cake e.g. raisins. Please bring along their favourite snack if you think that will help.
To end the session, I will put a little bit of water and bubbles in my gorgeous mini bath tub and your little one can enjoy splash time! This is usually the most popular part of the session and allows them to get cleaned up after all the cake mess! Please bring some of your little one’s bubble bath so I can add it to the tub.
How to Book
This session should be booked as far in advance as possible. In order to secure your session, you will need to pay the £75 session fee. This fee includes the locally made cake to match your chosen backdrop.
I really understand how busy mummies and daddies are especially with a newborn and possibly other siblings to look after. For this reason, I offer online galleries so that you can view your images in the comfort of your own home at a time that suits you.
After the session, I will edit the best of the images taken and will create your personal, private, online gallery. This can take up to 14 days. I will email you a link to the gallery along with the password you need to gain access. Depending on your email filters, the email can sometimes go into your junk folder so please ensure you check this, if you haven’t received an email.
When I send the email, you will have 72 hours to view your gallery and place and pay for your order. A £25 admin fee will be added to your order if it is placed outside the 72 hour timeframe.
Your order can take 4-6 weeks to arrive back in my studio but once it has arrived, I will send you an email to arrange a collection time that suits you.
To book a session, please fill in the contact form with your personal details and due date.
Get in touch.
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