First Birthday Cake Smash Photography


Are you thinking about a first birthday cake smash photography experience?  Is your baby about to celebrate their very first birthday.  A really precious milestone in their lives and a lovely age to have professional photographs taken.  This little cutie had a fabulous time at her cake smash photo shoot.  We started the photo session with some lovely portrait photographs with mummy and daddy on hand to ensure she was happy at all times.  It’s important to take some traditional portraits before we commence with the mess of the cake smash!  It’s great to have some time when you first arrive to take standard beautiful portraits.

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Once we have taken the portrait photographs which require just 5-10 minutes it’s then time to bring the cake out for your baby.  This is the fun bit and the time to allow them to get as messy as they want.  This is such a fun part of the overall session.  Taste touch, feel, smell – such also a lovely experience for your baby.  I have props at the studio that you can use including outfits, cake stands, bunting, wooden spoons etc.  Some parents like to really personalise their photo shoot and would prefer to bring along some favourite outfits and toys.   This little baby in these photographs is using all of my studio props including the fabric bunting, the tin bath, white towels, wooden spoon, bath toys etc.  The dress is also available (amongst other beautiful outfits) for you to use at the photo shoot.  The choice is absolutely yours.

It’s important not to rush this photo shoot session however I am also aware when baby is getting a little tired too.  The first part of the photo session cannot take too much time as your baby may become tired or uninterested but I can guarantee that when the cake comes babies get a second wind and love this interactive experience.  Of course, I wouldn’t want you to go home with a sticky, messy baby so we also have a little bit of bath time too at the end of the session which allows us to get your baby all cleaned up, wrapped in a towel and a bit of snuggle time with parents.  By this point in time, I promise you your baby will be worn out, perhaps ready for some milk and definitely ready for a little nap.

The full session lasts around an hour, sometimes a little longer and the session fee is £60 for the photo shoot including a complimentary 10×8 print.  You will also be invited back to the studio around 1-2 weeks after the cake smash photo shoot to see your final set of images which will be digitally enhanced and looking wonderful for your ordering session.   I will present your final gallery to you in a lovely slide show for you to enjoy.  

Please note unfortunately I do not provide the cake for these photo sessions due to the risk of allergies but I do have contacts for cake makers and there are also some lovely giant cup cakes available at some supermarkets.  The birthday cake in these photographs was made by her mummy as this little one has a lot of allergies.  

If you would like to book a first birthday cake smash photo shoot please do give me a call on 01455 233224 to discuss a date or to chat about the photo shoot in more detail.

First birthday cake smash photography is a fabulous keepsake of your baby’s special birthday.  

Newborn Photography In The Comfort Of Your Own Home


Your first days at home with your new baby are so precious.  And why upset your routine visiting a studio for a photography session?    I can visit you at home and take some photographs of your baby using natural light, and of course, work around your routine.  Newborn babies need cuddle time, feeding time and a familiar environment and mummy needs to feel comfortable too.

If you would like your newborn baby photographed in the comfort of your own surroundings please contact me – Lesley Bee,  on 01455 233224.  A newborn baby photo shoot at home is £75 and this fee includes a 1-2 hour session with a complimentary 10×8 desk print.  I would recommend that your new baby is photographed whilst still under 2 weeks old, to capture the kind of images below.  Please call to discuss further.


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