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Salisbury 1st Birthday Cake Smash Photographer

Beautiful 1st birthday photo shoots, 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. 

Create lasting memories of this emotional milestone with a 1st birthday cake smash & splash experience in our Salisbury studio. 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. 

As one of Wiltshire's leading cake smash photographers, I specialise in creating unique, one of a kind 1st birthday photo shoots to celebrate your baby's special birthday in style. Does your little one 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?

The possibilities are endless!

Whether you have a specific theme or colour scheme in mind or an initial idea that you would like me to bring to life, I will plan your session with you to create the perfect backdrop to your baby's birthday portraits.


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When to book your baby's 1st birthday photo shoot

All 1st birthday Cake Smash & Splash Sessions take place in our cosy Wiltshire studio and include a pre-session consultation with bespoke, customised theme design. I recommend booking your Cake Smash Photo Shoot several months before your little one's 1st birthday to ensure availability and a good choice of dates.


Some clients choose to have their session around 3 weeks before their child's first 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.

A delicious, handmade cake to match your theme is supplied by Sugar Wish Cakes and Bakes, Salisbury (most allergies can be catered for). Sharon has been making cakes for me for over seven years and they are always beautiful and delicious!

Our extensive collection of cake smash outfits are available to use in the studio and a towel and bubble bath are provided for the splash part of the session. All you need to bring is your usual changing supplies, some snacks and a drink for your little one.

Some babies eat the cake, others just love to 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.

Within 2 weeks of your session you high resolution digital files will be available to download from your online gallery, together with a slideshow featuring your chosen images and behind the scenes video clips of your session. Additional printed products are available to add to your image collection.

Salisbury Cake Smash Photographer
"At every stage we were guided
to  make the experience 
as amazing as can be."
"On arrival we were met by the lovely Rachel and shown into the studio to see our amazing backdrop and cake. The fun soon began and adorable pictures of our baby's 1st birthday were being captured.
Thank you so much!"
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01722 322667

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Salisbury Cake Smash Photo shoot

Rachel Burnside Photography

Rachel Burnside is a professional photographer who creates heirloom photographic art for families during the most magical time in their story. She specialises in capturing pregnancy, newborns, babies and 1st birthday cake smash celebrations for clients throughout Wiltshire, Hampshire, Dorset and beyond.

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