Cake Smash Photography {Surrey} ~ Fun & Mess!

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NHP Cake Smash Photography as featured on Babycentre UK.

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Do you want something a little different to celebrate and capture your baby’s 1st birthday, well this is it. I am now offering the ultimate messy baby photography experience. My unique range of cake smash photo shoots are great fun for the children and the parents. Each booking is customised, I will hand pick the perfect cake, backdrops and props to ensure you’re not just getting the same as everyone else. These photo shoots last around 1 hour and include a non messy photo shoot at the start of your session and a few bathtub shots at the end. This will ensure you receive plenty of variety in your gallery of fantastic images.

I have a few tips for those of you that are considering booking one of these sessions.

1. Don’t assume they will dive right in
All parents hope that their little one will dive in and make a mess of the cake. That’s what you are paying for! But that doesn’t always happen and that’s okay. Not every child wants to dive right in and make a mess no matter what tricks we try. It’s important to know that even if they don’t turn their cake into a gooey pile of crumbs, I am still able to catch fun images of them poking at it or daintily picking of bits of icing or decorations. Sometimes we may need to strategically place a little icing to help things along, or other times Mum or Dad may have to get involved in the pictures themselves. It’s also a good idea to bring along a favourite toy and some snacks in case your little one needs some encouraging.

2. Come prepared for mess
One thing parents don’t often realise is that they too will likely become covered in cake and icing during the session (picture your little one crawling straight towards you with icing coated hands), so a change of clothes for everyone, not just the birthday boy or girl, is a good idea.

3. Customise your session
I encourage my clients to make the cake smash session their own. If you have a specific idea, prop or colour scheme in mind you can contact me any time to discuss the options.

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4. Book in advance
Book your session early so that you get the date you want. Some parents want their cake smash pictures ready for their child’s actual birthday to print out and display, and in that case, the session should be done at least 2 weeks before the event (sometimes more depending on the season).

I will provide the cake & cake stand, No.1 prop, backdrop & bunting. Additional decoration i.e pom poms.  A smashing outfit is optional, I do have a pink tutu for girls & a couple of pants sets to choose from for boys. Each cake smash experience is individually personalised and styled, this will be discussed with you prior to the session.

Cake Smash Photography Pricing
To view the Digital File packages head to the Pricing Page .

{Studio is located in Walton on Thames, Surrey}

To discuss a cake smash experience or to make a booking please Contact Me on 07703 818894.

To view a gallery of my cake smash images head to the Baby Photography Gallery page.

1 Comment
  1. Dear Natasha,

    My little girl will turn one on April 19th and I am looking for a photographer to to a cake smash photo session.
    I loved your gallery, so I would like to ask if you have availability on April 12th, Sunday for a session? And apart from the initial session price can you tell if its possible to choose like 10 digital files for example? What would be the price for it?

    Best wishes,


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Hersham Village in Surrey


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