baby in first birthday studio photoshoot
baby in first birthday studio photoshoot

Cake Smash or First Birthday Fun? Capturing the mile stone of your baby's first birthday.

KETTERING, Northamptonshire



Cake smash session's have become very popular here in the UK. They orginated from the U.S. thanks to pinterest and idea searching for some fun way to celebrate your child's first birthday. The cake smash is best in the studio, and can be very messy but equally a surprising session. No-one really knows how their child will take to an outfit, a cake and a spoon to dip in. I have seen some hilarious moments where they just tuck in and get mucky, and others where they looked confused and wanted to wander off! For both these reasons as a photographer I have to move quickly to capture the moment before it's gone!


Before the studio cake smash begins I suggest a few shots in normal birthday best clothes and then at the end a session in a bath tub with bubbles and fun. The children love the bubbles and bath tub!

If a studio session is not for you, then there are several other ways to mark your baby getting big at one. I have had outdoor cake smash sessions, which included natural shots with a teddy bear and suitcase, balloons and walking. I've used the bluebell woods for a mix of images of lifestyle and props. The best way to know what you would like to remember and have on display in your home, is to look through my images and decide which suits you best.


To find out more about a cake smash or first birthday session please message me. I will travel any to do studio sessions and outdoor sessions in Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire, Leicestershire and surrounding villages: Oundle, Market Harborough, Stamford and beyond

baby in first birthday studio photoshoot
Outdoor first birthday Photoshoot with balloons in a basket