Cake Smash & Splash
Welcome to Cake Smash Photography by Deborah Longmore Photography
Missed out on the newborn stage or just wanting to capture your baby growing these sessions are perfect!
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.
Cake Smash Session -no cake included
£85 session fee only
£100 – 5 digital images
£200 -10 digital images
£375 – 25 digital images
Please see my prices page for a full list of options
All session fees are payable in full at the time of booking
Cake Smash Gallery
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
Birthday Shoot/Cake Smash & Splash – £85
For babies around 1st or 2nd birthdays
Up to 1 hour session
Bath session included for cake smashes
Family & Sibling Shots included.
To Book any shoot you must first choose your shoot price and also add to that an image package, you can find those prices here prices
Yes! read on for further details on the cakeWhat is the cake like?
The cakes ordered for the shoot are 4″ 3 tiered cakes, these are the perfect size for cake smash sessions, after 8 years of shooting cake smash sessions I have learnt less is very much more with the cake, babies can be scared of a large and over decorated cake, a simple cake with a small topper is perfect, also there is nothing to make baby gag/choke and they are made slightly less sweet than an average cake to suit babies more simple pallet, my baker will provide you with a sheet to take home that explains the ingredients and how to store any cake you wish to take home
How long will the shoot take?
Sessions usually can last around an 1 hour. I allow time for some outfit changes for baby. If baby is unsettled and needs time for cuddles, milk or smacks I do allow a little longer, however once I have achieved a varied gallery of poses (including family and sibling images if required) the session will end. No sessions are ever rushed.What are the sets like? can I ask for something themed?
My cake smash sets since Jan 2020 in line with Covid practises (and forwards) are now shot on stain resistant fabric backdrops, these are washed between every shoot and are kept very simple to remain as hygenic as possible.
I can theme a cake smash but this is usually done in a less is more fashion I usually find a themed cake topper/baby outfit and matching prop is enough.What poses and props should we expect?
I have a selection of props which we can use during the session, I will try to theme these to the colours of your outfits or to match decor at your home, you can always show me some examples from my galleries that you might like. all wall and floor examples in the gallery are interchangeable so we can chat to get the set just right for you.
We start with a few of baby on the set alone in a nice outfit, then some parent and sibling shots if required, this is followed by the smash, then a splash in the tub.
Who can be involved
Partners, Husbands, Wives, other children are more than welcome, however my studio isnt huge so accomidating other family memebers outside of this can be more tricky unless the shoot is outdoors, please discuss this with me at the time of booking if you arent sure.
What if my baby hates the bath and cake?
We can adjust the shoot accordingly, even at the shoot, we can shoot without the cake using props and little chairs/Balloons, and we can use the tub without water maybe using some bubbles for parents to blow
Location Cake Smashes are also available. A beautiful Teepee is provided in the absence of a studio backdrop. No splash session is available with this option.
All sessions take place in my studio by Tamworth or can be available as a home visit subject to space and travel restrictions.
All sessions fees are payable in full at the time of booking
The cost of the session fee is non-refundable upon cancellation, but is transferable if you need to reschedule 24 hours notice is requires or the session fee is retained.
Gift vouchers are non refundable and have a 12 month expiry date.
You have 14 days to cancel this agreement in writing however In the event of the Client cancelling the session for whatever reason the the session fee is non-refundable. It will be considered as liquidated damages to the Photographers, if the session is cancelled with less than 24 hours notice the full basic session fee is retained to cover the loss of bookings for that date, this is enforceable even if this contract hasn’t been signed, purchasing the session is entering into a contract of sale.
The session fee of £85 covers time during the shoot, the use of props and editing of the gallery images plus the ordering and purchase of the styled cake.
Each theme is tailor-made to each individual client. If there is something you want, just ask!