Cake Smash 

One little candle, one little cake.  One special first birthday to celebrate 


Let them eat cake!

We all know that the best thing about having a birthday is the cake. A cake smash and splash is the perfect way to celebrate your child turning one. My sessions are fun and led by the child. Once you’ve booked in with me, we will have a discussion about a theme or colour scheme that you’d like and I take care of the rest. I always include the set up, any props, an outfit and the cake as standard for all my cake smashes.

As with all my sessions, I always encourage photos with parents or siblings at the start. I will also take some portrait photos of your one year old before they see the cake. Then we will get the cake out and let the fun begin! To finish off, I change the set up slightly and pop them in the bath for some fun bubble and splash photos. A great way to send them home clean too.

Once we’ve booked your cake smash, I will invite you to come to the studio for a consulation where we will discuss a theme – this could be something your baby (or you!) is interested in, something that will go with their nursery/bedroom or something just for fun.  When discussing your cake smash ideas, be sure to let me know of any dietary requirements or allergies your child may have as we can accommodate these. My cake smashes are usually up to an hour (as any longer will be too long for a one year old to concentrate for) and in my home studio.


Previous themes have included vintage, jungle, ice cream, Peter Rabbit, Toy Story, Butterfly, Boho, Unicorn, Dinosaur, Super Hero, Sleeping Beauty or a colour scheme e.g. Pink or pastels etc. However, if you have a theme in mind, I like to get creative!

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Following the cake smash photoshoot, you will be invited back to the studio to view your beautiful images.  The gallery will be of approximately 20 fully edited, high resolution images for you to choose from.  Once you have seen your gallery you may make your choice.  I do not charge for the session – it is completely free for you to come and have your photographs taken.  You may decide you do not want to purchase any of the images from your cake smash photoshoot.  If this is the case, the experience will have cost you nothing.  If you decide you love the images and would like to purchase some, I do have a minimum spend of £299.  You may want to order only wall art, or a handful of prints or digitals as opposed to one of my packages listed below.  Providing the minimum spend is met, the order can be placed.

A £99 non refundable session retainer is required upon booking to secure your cake smash photoshoot.  Your retainer will be deducted from the order you place at the viewing session.  

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We booked Nicki for a maternity photoshoot and a newborn photoshoot. We got some lovely photos from both which lots of people have complimented. One of my favourite photos of both my husband and me and of Evie came from these photoshoots. Nicki was very accommodating and she even managed to incorporate our dog into both sessions. Thanks again Nicki xx

- Hayley -

Quality of service. she made customers welcome and babies relaxed. she also took her time preparing babies not rushing or stressing out parents either. photo session continued with ease 🙂

- Aruna -

We had a great experience with Nicki. She was super flexible, making sure we got the style of photos we were after, she was great with my 5 month old (and the difficult toddler) and the photos were even better than we imagined. thanks Nicki - we will be back for a mini-shoot soon!

- Catherine-

We had a great experience with Nicki. She was super flexible, making sure we got the style of photos we were after, she was great with my 5 month old (and the difficult toddler) and the photos were even better than we imagined. thanks Nicki - we will be back for a mini-shoot soon!

- Catherine-

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