First Birthday & Cake Smash

I offer a combined First Birthday and Cake Smash shoot

Up to 60 minutes, Gold Session £200

My best Baby Studio Days are:

I run the Baby Studio on Mondays and Thursdays in the morning, simply because my own little one is at nursery so these work out best days for me.

If you are really struggling I can sometimes do a different day of the week and very occasionally a weekend work permitting so let me know.

Birthday photos only

Preparing your Baby for Birthday Shoot

  • Bring Baby wearing outfit required for shoot so we are ready to go as soon as arrive.
  • Bring a spare set of clothes just in case we have time for another outfit – this will all depend on how well baby responds.
  • A great idea is to bring either baby’s scan or baby’s newborn photo in a frame/canvas ideally so they can hold themselves.
  • I have got tutu’s for girls and crowns/pink balloons etc and bow ties for boys, crowns, blue balloons.
  • A chalk board will be available and words can be digitally added post shoot ie if required.
  • The primary focus of this shoot is on your baby but if you want to jump in for a quick photo altogether we might be able to squeeze it in.

The Studio Set up

  • The Background will be set up in advance and be ready for you with a variety of props/hats/balloons etc.
  • It will be made to look as if there is a party scene…… if you want to do a ‘straight’ shoot ie plain background without balloons/pom poms etc let me know in advance.
  • The log cabin Studio will also be heated and warm in advance of your arrival
  • Your baby will be put in the ‘scene’ and from that moment on I will shoot photos for 30 minutes

Cake Smash photos 

Preparing your Cake Smash Shoot

  • Bring Baby wearing your chosen outfit required for shoot so we are ready to go as soon as arrive.
  • Bring your own cake – think about bringing a can of squirty cream – it is a great topping and easily licks off any cake!!
  • You will need to bring own outfit for this shoot.
  • The Background will be ready in the Studio with a variety of props/hats/ wooden spoons etc.
  • A chalk board will be available and words can be digitally added post shoot ie if required.
  • Your baby will be put in the ‘scene’ and from that moment on I will shoot photos for 20  minutes
  • Props will be altered for baby as I shoot too.
  • If you have a prop you wish to bring by all means bring it along.
  • The primary focus of this shoot is on your baby, there is unlikely to be a moment to include any other family members for this one.

Cleaning up (allow 10 minutes at end of shoot)

  • You will need to bring wipes/towels to clean your baby up post shoot.
  • A bowl of warm water is provided for you to use if required and a flannel.
  • Don’t forget to bring baby’s going home outfit.