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Cake Smash & Splash birthday sessions

Magical birthday celebrations, individually designed to be as unique as your baby!

Your little miracle is turning one! Your tiny helpless newborn baby is now a lively, little person who has mastered crawling - maybe even walking - and enjoys asserting their independence at every turn. 

Celebrate your baby's first trip around the sun and create lasting memories of this special milestone with a luxury cake smash & splash experience in our Salisbury studio

As one of Wiltshire's leading baby photographers, I specialise in creating unique, one of a kind cake smash experiences which match your vision exactly. Does your baby love ladybirds? Or are they mad about jungle animals? Maybe you would love to match their nursery theme or celebrate the season with a nature inspired set.

Whether you have a specific theme in mind, or you would like advice to choose from the wide range of possibilities, we plan your session with you to ensure your final images are just as you imagined.

Your session begins with some beautiful (and clean!) portraits of your baby, before we move on to the messy cake smashing fun. Once your little one has enjoyed plenty of fun with their cake, we finish off with a bubble or milk bath, leaving your baby beautifully clean for the journey home. So many amazing images in one fun session!

All Cake Smash & Splash Sessions take place in our cosy Wiltshire studio and include:


  • pre-session consultation and bespoke, customised theme design

  • a delicious, handmade cake by Sugar Wish Cakes and Bakes, Salisbury (most allergies can be catered for)

  • loan of an outfit from our studio wardrobe if required

  • cake smash photo shoot in our Salisbury studio

  • bubble or milk bath

  • your selected high resolution images on keepsake USB in a personalised case 

  • personalised birthday storyboard digital file

  • slideshow featuring your chosen images and behind the scenes video clips of your session

  • Optional White Studio Family Mini Session to start

Cake Smash Digital Packages start from £395 

Cake Smash & Splash Frequently Asked Questions

When should I book my baby's Cake Smash & Splash?

I recommend booking your Cake Smash & Splash Session several months in advance to ensure availability and a good choice of dates. Our diary gets busy, and Saturday sessions are particularly popular. Some clients choose to have their session around 3 weeks before their child's birthday so that they have the finished images ready to make thank you cards etc. Others prefer to have the session as part of the celebrations or even on the big day itself.

What theme can I have?

I love designing beautiful new Cake Smash themes! Your baby is unique and their cake smash images should be too. There are lots of examples on my website of themes which can be adapted and personalised or I am always happy to hear new ideas! I specialise in creating beautiful, bespoke cake smash sets from scratch and know exactly how to take your idea and turn it into the perfect setting for your baby's birthday photographs. Does your little one love jungle animals? Or perhaps they have a favourite story book or character? Do they have a space themed nursery or are they fascinated by ladybirds? Let me create a stunning theme from your ideas. If you're having a hard time choosing, I am always happy to help! Some clients simply send me a mood board and I work from there.

Do you provide a cake?

Yes! A beautiful handmade cake to match your theme is included so you don't need to organise a thing. Our cakes are made by the amazing Sharon at Sugar Wish Cakes and Bakes based in Salisbury. She has been making cakes for me for over six years now and they are always beautiful and delicious! You will be asked if your child has any allergies during your pre-session consultation. Cakes can be made dairy, egg or gluten if required.

What if my baby doesn't eat the cake?

Some babies eat the cake, others just play with it! Whatever they do, it is really more about messy play than eating lots of cake and most clients have some cake left to take home with them.

What happens after my session?

After your session I will select and hand-edit a gallery of images which tell the story of your baby's cake smash session. I aim to include as much variety as possible so your gallery with have a mixture of detail and wide shots. While smiles are lovely, I also include your baby's many other expressions which show their personality. Giving your baby a lovely sticky cake to play with is a great way to elicit some wonderful expressions! Within 2 weeks of your session you receive a link to your online proofing gallery where you will be able to choose your favourite images.

What should we bring to our Cake Smash & Splash?

Please bring all your usual baby supplies (although we have spares of most things in the studio) and a feed/ snack/ drink for your baby. Don't forget any outfits that you plan to wear. Your baby will need something to wear for the cake smash and for the family images if you choose to have them. Depending on your theme you may be able to use something from our studio wardrobe for the cake smash - just ask! We will supply a towel to dry baby after the bath. If your baby has sensitve skin and uses a particular bubble bath, please bring this with you. When you book your baby's cake smash session you will recieve our comprehensive session guide with tips on what to bring to your session.

How long does the session last?

Cake Smash & Splash sessions last around one and a half hours in the studio including dressing at the end. It's best not to have something else to rush off to immediately afterwards - or bring a change of clothes if you do!

Can we have some family photographs too?

Absolutely! Our beautiful white studio provides the perfect timeless backdrop for your precious family photographs. There is an option to upgrade your baby's Cake Smash & Splash session to include a family mini session at the start of your Cake Smash & Splash - before things get messy!

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