Cake Smash & Splash

MASTERCRAFTSMAN ​OF PHOTOGRAPHY & ​AWARD WINNING NEWBORN,

BABY, CHILD, FINE ART, MATERNITY & FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER


Welcome to Cake Smash Photography by Deborah Longmore Photography

Have you missed out on the newborn stage or just want to capture your baby growing? These cake smash photography sessions are perfect whether its their first birthday, second or third!!

There is no better way to celebrate your little one turning the BIG ONE! Capturing your baby’s personality, preserved in a strikingly beautiful collection of images that you and your family will treasure forever. 

All session fees are payable in full at the time of booking

£100 booking fee secures your booking



Why book Deborah Longmore Photography?

I am fully qualified with the Guild of Photographers and now hold the status as a Craftsman in Newborn and Baby Photography and Master Craftsman in Professional Photography.

These studio sessions are the perfect excuse to get a bit messy, eat cake and then splash about in the tub. We will start with a portrait session using a couple of props before we get to bring out the cake for the main event! Then, after the cake smash, is another great photo opportunity! Your little one will love a splash in the tub!

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My cake smash and splash sessions are delicately themed from one of my many pre designed cake smash sets. Similiary, I also provide the cake for the cake smash session. These cakes included in the cost of the session along with any props etc. The cake will mainly be a naked cake, which is then coloured or styled to match the your tastes and theme.

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Some frequently asked questions:

Is the cake included?

Yes! The cakes I use for my cake smash sessions are 4″ 3 tiered cakes. These are the perfect size for cake smash sessions. After many years of shooting cake smash sessions, I have learnt that less is very much more with the cakes! Babies can be intimidated of a large and overly decorated cake. As a result, I do prefer using a simple cake with a small topper or decorative item, also meaning there is nothing to make baby gag/choke.

The cakes are made slightly less sweet than an average cake, which is equally important, as many babies are not used to overly sweet food. It is for this reason I would suggest having your baby try a cupcake or muffin before their session.

My cakes are made by Quality Cake Company and are ordered specifically to match your theme.

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What if my baby has allergies/intolerances or is vegan?

When you book, you will be sent a questionnaire for you to detail any allergies that your little one may have. Following receipt of this, these details are then provided to the cake baker along with details of your chosen theme.

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How long will the shoot take?

Sessions usually can last around a 45 mins to an 1 hour. I allow time for some outfit changes for baby. If baby is unsettled and needs time for cuddles, milk or snacks, we will of course break for baby.

No sessions are ever rushed but the energy is high and fast paced for little ones to not get bored. Because of this, there will probably lots of singing of songs, clapping etc to get your little one in a good mood. Also, if your baby has a favourite song we can add that on to the speaker through Spotify to really get the party going!

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What are the sets like? Can I ask for something themed?

All of my cake smash sets since Jan 2020, in line with Covid practises, are now set up on stain resistant fabric backdrops.  Due to this, they are washed between every shoot to remain as hygenic as possible. Equally, as they are freshly used every session, they really are clean enough to eat your cake off!

Some props, importantly the wooden numbers, are also added to the cake smash sets where necessary to complete the theme

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The above set of imgaes are a Hobbit inspired themed cake smash

Themed cake smashes are available on request too! Obviously, where you have a bespoke theme in mind, please allow enough time before your session to let me know so that specific items/props/backdrops can be sourced.

Please do feel free to discuss themes with me.

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What poses and props should we expect?

Unquestionably, I have a large selection of props which we can use during the session. I try to theme the use of these to the set chose. Simiarly, can always show me some examples from my galleries which specific props you would like me to use. We can also chat to get the set just right for you and the look you are after.

Firstly, we start with a few portraits of baby on the set alone before moving on to the cake smash and splash in the tub. Parent and sibling shots tend to be taken at the end of the session but can be done at the start if you wish.

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Who can be involved?

Partners, Husbands, Wives, siblings are more than welcome, however my studio is not huge so accommodating other family members outside of this can be more tricky.  Please discuss this with me at the time of booking if you are not sure as we can always welcome extended family members for some portraits before the cake smash session starts.

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Current Cakesmash Themes

Themes are tailored to individual clients so if you do not see anything here you may like please just ask! Please allow 4-5 weeks for a bespoke themed session as some products/props may take longer to source. I will continue to add themes to this list, so they are not an exhaustive list


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For any more information on cakesmash photography sessions or how you can prepare for your session, please click on the cakesmash session guide cover

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Such a gorgeous little one 💚

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Little cutie 💓

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Not sure why, but whilst organising some folders on my computer and I came across this award I seem to have failed to post here despite it being on my website 🤔 Don't know why as it's one of my favorite images and it's hanging in my studio lol. Anyway, posting now as it completes my instagram line and makes it look pretty and it deserves a share 😍

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Another cheeky little award yesterday from @thesocietyofphotographers

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Absolutely thrilled to have this image receive an award yesterday. I loved this image sooooo much the moment I took it, I was reluctant to enter into competition as I didn't want it not to do well but whoop it did!!!! Thank you to the judges at @thesocietyofphotographers

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Such a lovely day helping out another photographer with this gorgeous little model. It's fair so say little one may have had an upset tummy as she filled the nappy a few times 🤣🤣 but just check out how beautiful is she. And well done to Valerie today as she did the bucket pose herself and I think she has rocked it

Pose by Valerie, gorgeous model being gorgeous and photos and edits by me 🤣

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The cutest little one

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Back in August I was over the moon to receive the news that one of my images was awarded a Gold award and also Image of the Month. In December I found out it had also been shortlisted as one of the Top 10 images of the year with @theguildofphotographers

Their awards evening is tonight, and whilst I feel it’s very very unlikely I will win, being nominated means so much to me especially as I am up against some of my truly talented friends, two of which have sent me the image in the book at the ceremony. I wish them both a great evening 💞

I still have "technically" stepped back from entering competitions but clearly it doesn't hurt to enter now and then does it lol
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Quick edit from today's little cutie before I knock off for the day/weekend. How adorable is she?!

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Something a little bit different from me tonight as I really wanted to test this out 😍 I'm certainly not dropping hints to people Valentine's Day is approaching 🙃

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I don't always have permission to share images from many of my sessions, so I always forget to take behind the scenes footage from those I can. But thought I would share some from a few sessions where I did remember 🤣 How adorable are they?!

I really do have the best job in the world to get to meet and cuddle these perfect tiny little ones and capture such a special time for their families

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Pregnancy is such a wonderful memorable time 😍

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Unfortunately today's little baby couldn't make their session today due to being unwell so sending lots of love to the family.

I therefore spent my first day of my working week catching up on all of my editing and feeling proud of myself decided to play with more editing and came up with this 🐸💚

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Maternity sessions are not always about big gowns. I love the relaxed feel to this image 💓

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Really loving this colour at the minute. Little cutie 💓

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Is your little one over 14 days old and your being told they cannot be posed as a newborn?

📸Book a newborn photo session with me📸

It's all very simple!

🩶Use my online calender to book your session date
🩶Book with a deposit of only £100
🩶Enjoy watching your new arrival being photographed in cute outfits and props
🩶Choose your images in the comfort of your own home from my online gallery
🩶Enjoy your beautiful portraits for MANY years safe in the knowledge those first fleeting moments are captured FOREVER

I look forward to welcoming you and your new family to my Studio x

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Stunning mama to be 🤍

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Little beauty 😍

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