Cake Smash Photography - Essex


What is cake smash photography?

Cake smash photography originally started in the US, and is now really popular in the UK too. I offer cake smash photography sessions in clients' own homes in and around Essex including Romford, Brentwood and Chelmsford

It is all about celebrating your childs' next milestone, usually a first or second birthday, allowing them to have fun getting messy and gobbling up their birthday cake!

For lots of babies this is the first time that they’ve ever tasted cake so it’s so much fun to see how each baby reacts!

Some can't wait to dive straight in head first, some are more delicate and carefully poke the cake with their fingers. But all kids love to get involved!


Why have a cake smash photography session?

Babies love to experience new things- touch, taste, smell and pretty colours. Cake smash photography is so much fun for them because they get to be messy just like when they're painting/ playing with play dough- except with some delicious cake that they can also eat!

Above all it’s such a fun way to celebrate and mark their 1st birthday and take away some photos that you can treasure.


Where are your cake smash photography sessions held?

All of our cake smash photography sessions are held at your own home. I bring with me a backdrop and floordorop to set up for the cake smash session, so that all the mess is contained and easily wiped up. Alternatively, if the weather is good, a cake smash session in your garden is also really fun! I cover all of Essex, and parts of London and Kent so just get in touch to inquire about yours.


What are cake smash sessions like?

When I arrive, we usually start with some natural family photos around the home. This way we can get a few photos of Mum and Dad with baby as well as some beautiful natural portraits of your little one. Once we have a few nice photos, we can move onto the cake smash session. I set up the backdrop etc while you prepare baby for their session. I recommend simple clothing, that won't date too quickly and that matches the colour scheme you have chosen. I provide bunting that matches your colour schemem too and if want to add any extra decorations to the set such as balloons thats no problem at all.

Then we bring out the stunning birthday cake, which you can either provide yourself- recommended for babies with allergies or intolerances, or I can have one professionally made and bring it with me on the day for an additional charge.

Throughout the whole session we’ll be photographing every smile and messy moment.


How long do cake smash photography sessions last?

They tend to last between 1-1.5 hours and we go completely at your little ones speed.


What’s the process to book?

If you wanted to book a cake smash photography session you simply need to send me a message with the dates you’d like to book for.

Once a date and time have been confirmed the session fees are required to confirm the booking.

Following the session, I come back to your home, usually around a week later, to show you the finished images. This is when your viewing and ordering session takes place and you can select which products and images you would like to order from your session.

I hope that this answers all of your questions regarding cake smash photography, but please do let me know if you’d like any more information! You can contact me here

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