1st Birthday Session

Studio located in Clarence Arcade
Stamford Street Central
Ashton under Lyne

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It’s your little baby’s first birthday coming up soon – how did that happen? One year of all the stress and the love, the giggles and the tears… survived. Oftentimes, it surely feels as though the year will never end… and other times as though the year is passing all too quickly. A cake smash is the perfect opportunity of all that has happened during this year. Cake Smash Session is a unique, fun and memorable way to celebrate First birthday.

Each session is personalised to a theme of your choice and also includes the cake and props!


After the session during the first week you will receive proofs gallery. It is online gallery with mostly unprocessed images where you can choose your favourite poses, expressions, etc.

In the meantime we will be posting the sneak peek on our social media (instagram, facebook, etc). It will be 2-3 images from your shoot.

Once we have your selection it will take approximately 10 working days for final images to be ready as we process all the shoots gradually by the session date.

After retouching process we will send you download link with your copies of files. At the same time if your packages includes some products they will be ordered. When all the products are delivered to our studio you will be notified and collection date will be scheduled.

Additional cost per extra digital image is £20

NO cameras/camera phones/videoing within The Studio at any time

Special discount for returning customers – if you book another session for your baby within 12 months from your session you will be getting 10% OFF your package price.

Please note this is not transferrable to other family memners.

Digital Only Cake Smash Session £300

  • 1 year old
  • 1 hr session
  • Theme (choose from our gallery – included new set of balloons)
  • Matching CAKE
  • 10 fully edited high resolution images send via e-mail

Silver Cake Smash Session £425

  • 1 year old
  • 1 hr session
  • Theme (choose from our gallery – included new set of balloons)
  • Matching CAKE
  • 15 fully edited high resolution images
  • Elegant Trifold (a set of 3 images mounted onto the interior)
  • 15 Prints 7″x 5″  
  • Elegant Box for prints
  • USB with final 15 high resolution images

Gold Cake Smash Session £550

  • 1 year old
  • 1 hr – 1,5 hr session
  • Personalised Theme
  • Matching CAKE
  • 20 fully edited high resolution images
  • Personalised Photo Book
  • Elegant Trifold (a set of 3 images mounted onto the interior)
  • USB with final 20 high resolution images

Platinum Cake Smash Session £675

  • 1 year old
  • 1.5 hr session
  • Matching CAKE
  • Personalised Theme
  • 30 fully edited high resolution images
  • Personalised Luxury Photo Book
  • Elegant Box for photo book
  • Elegant Trifold (a set of 3 images mounted onto the interior)
  • USB with final 30 high resolution images

Cake Smash FAQ

Here are some questions that are frequently asked by our customers. If you have a question that is not answered below, please don’t hesitate to ask us.

When is the best time to schedule a cake smash session?

It is best to schedule your child’s cake smash session about a month ahead of time. We do tend to book up in advance.

Very often parents who came for a Newborn Session enquire about Cake Smash shoot. It usualy happens right after they receive newborn products. It is never too early to think about this big day as the first year goes by sooo quickly…

Do you require a deposit?

To book your cake smash photography session we require a £50 deposit. We need to prepare your personalised theme.

What if my child is sick?

A healthy child is a happy child. Please let us know within 24hrs of your session if your child is sick, has a runny nose, or cough, so we can reschedule your session. Since we work very closely with newborns or other children, we need to be extra diligent in protecting these precious little beings. It is to our discretion to reschedule the session if the child appears to be sick at the time of the session. Thank you for keeping us and our family healthy too!

Is the cake included?

Yes, the cost of a custom made cake is included in the session fee. You can provide your own if you wish

My baby has allergies, can you do dairy free cakes?

If you let us know at the time of booking we can notify the cake provider and a diary free cake can be made for you.

How many set ups does the session include?

We normally do 1 set ups. One focusing on the child alone and the cake smash at the end.

Any tips on how to prepare my child for their cake smash session?

It is a good idea to do a trial run at home a few days before with a cupcake with frosting. Some kids have never had sweets before, or have a hard time feeling dirty or messy. Giving them a chance to experience these sensations for the first time at home can make it easier on the day of the session.

What do I need to bring to my cake smash session?

Please bring a drink along for your child, it can be thirsty work smashing a cake and also their favourite snack or something that can possibly be hidden in the back of the cake such as blueberries to entice them to try and touch the cake. It is also most important that you please bring a change of clothes for both your child and perhaps yourself as the frosting can quite literally get everywhere. A few of your child’s favourite toys may also be a good idea too for comforting and distracting them at the beginning of the session.

Do I need to bring any special outfits for my child?

Yes, you will have to bring the outfits (one for the first part of the session and one for the cake smash part). 

How long after the photoshoot will see my images?

After the photo shoot we will spend time professionally retouching your images. During busy periods this can between 2-3 weeks, we will advise you at your session.

Can you retouch scratch/bruise, scars or blemish…?

We know kids at this age are on the move! Lots of falling and tripping. If you child has a small mark on their face, do not worry as we are able to touch it up in post.

Do you offer additional products?

Yes, we have a number of product available to purchase from photo folios to frames. A more detailed list is available on our products photography products

Do you archive session files?

We archive your purchased images for one year. Images that are not ordered are removed from our system, in order to make room for new customers.

“everything is personalised, that’s

what makes the custom photography

experience so special.”