cake smash photoshoot

Baby and family photoshoots in Ely, CB6

Specialist baby and family photographer

Celebrate your little one's first birthday with a cake smash photoshoot! Brilliant fun, lots of mess and topped off with a splash in the bubble bath.

Or book this year’s popular alternative, the fruit smash, and watch as your baby munches their way through watermelon, strawberries and other juicy treats!

I booked Vicki from a friend who highly recommended her! And she did not fail, I used Vicki for my sons 1st birthday cake smash and it was amazing! She provides everything even down to the outfit! Pictures were amazing! Would definitely go back for any other photo needs! Brilliant!
— Tara, 5* Google review

What to expect

at your cake smash photoshoot

How long does it take? What do you need to bring? Can siblings and parents be in photos? What should you wear?

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  • Cake smash photoshoots include a family portrait, the cake smash and having a splash in the bath with some bubbles. Siblings are more than welcome to join in at the end of the cake smash session and help with the bath.

  • Lasting about an hour, cake smash photoshoots go at the pace of your child, they may prefer playing with the cake and getting messy or splashing in the bath and popping bubbles.

  • All decorations to go with your chosen theme or colour scheme are provided. There are also a variety of outfits to choose from or you are more than welcome to bring your own.

  • I use a great local cake maker who creates some fantastic cakes to tie in with our set - dairy and gluten free cakes are available by request and they taste amazing too!

  • Bring a clean change of clothes for baby, a flannel for cleaning and towel for drying off afterwards and some of their favourite snacks just in case. Also anything sentimental you would like to include with their portrait photo - perhaps something from their newborn photoshoot.

  • Parents do tend to get a little messy too so wet wipes will be on hand and don't wear anything too precious!

  • If you would prefer a fruit smash photoshoot, please state this on your booking - all fruit will be provided.

Once you've booked your photoshoot you will receive a more detailed guide including directions and contact details & we can discuss your chosen theme.

I have a great blog post with more information on what to expect and a gallery of recent cake smash themes. CLICK HERE to view.

My advice on choosing what to wear for your family photo is to firstly make sure whatever you wear is comfortable! Complimenting tones with one another, avoid big logos and too much pattern. If you would like more guidance, please ask and I can send over some inspiration.


Cake Smash Photoshoot: £65

Babies first or second birthday, up to 1 hour in the studio to include photos of family, baby, cake and bath.

All decorations, cake and outfit provided.

Complimentary cupcakes to take home.

A gallery of up to 35 varied images to choose from.

A viewing appointment allowing you to choose your favourite images and order from the product guide with packages from £195.

Birthday Balloon Mini Session: £15

Children of all ages, 20 minutes in the studio to include photos of your child, holding a memory board and playing with balloons.

This mini session is great for older children celebrating a birthday. It is a quick, fun session using the memory board to capture all their favourite things and some playful photos in your choice of coloured balloons. We would aim for a gallery of up to 10 images to choose from.

A viewing appointment will follow immediately after your shoot allowing you to choose your favourite images and order from the mini product guide with packages from £65.

Birthday Party Photography: £250

Capture your birthday party or event with some professional photos, to include family and group photos, candid snaps of guests enjoying the party and cutting cake, party games etc.

Up to 2 hours of photography with all the best images provided on USB. Please get in touch to check our availability.

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