First Birthday Cake Smash Photography

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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.  

Cake Smash Photography, First Birthday Photoshoots in Hinckley, Leicestershire

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Did you know that I offer Cake Smash Photography here at the studio in Hinckley, Leicestershire?

A cake smash portrait session is a fun and unique photo shoot often booked for a baby’s first birthday as an alternative to a more traditional studio session.

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What To Expect From A Cake Smash Photoshoot:

 

Lots of messy fun! Your baby will be encouraged to smash up the cake and have lots of fun playing with it. They will get messy but the clean up is part of the fun, do be prepared and bring some spare clothing.

Three mini photo shoots all rolled into one fun session. Before the cake comes out we will create some beautiful studio portraits of your baby. Then out comes the cake and it’s time to get messy and take some fun and quirky pictures. Finally it’s time for the clean up and out comes the bath tub, we’ll create some more cute images and get your baby all cleaned up at the same time.

A unique set of images to remember their birthday. Every baby responds differently to the cake smashing so no two sessions are ever the same. Some babies dive straight in and there’s cake everywhere in no time at all. Others are a little more hesitant and might need some gentle encouragement, and who can blame them when it might be their first time encountering cake! However your baby reacts you can expect to view a set of wonderfully unique and fun images afterwards.

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Due to the risk of food allergies parents are required to provide their own cake, if you require guidance on what type of cake will be best for smashing please don’t hesitate to give me a call.

The cake shoot session fee is £65 which fee includes my time and talent on the day, my skills in editing the best images and a viewing session where you will return to the studio and I will help you choose your favourite images. You will also receive a complementary 10×8” gift print.

If you would like more information or would like to book your cake smash photo shoot please call Lesley on 01455 233224 or fill in the form on the Contact Page.

 

 

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