Cake Smash Photography Milton Keynes
Is your child turning ONE?! The first birthday is one of the biggest milestones. Celebrating it with a cake smash photography session is a fun way to mark your babies 1st birthday.
A cake smash photoshoot is a great way to express your baby’s unique personality in a relaxed and carefree way. These first birthday photoshoot sessions are taken place in my purpose designed home studio in Milton Keynes.
Although originally a fun trend in the US, cake smash photography is now hugely popular in the UK, particularly in Milton Keynes, Northampton, Bedford, Aylesbury, Luton and Olney . Milton Keynes Cake Smash Photography.
Cake smash sessions are comprises of three parts as below .
1. Portraits of baby in the selected theme.
2. Then comes the main part – smashing the cake and creating the mess. Honestly I love this one.
3. At last warm bath in the designed rolled top bath with lots of bubbles.
4. If you have purchased the cake smash package in which family photoshoot is included, there will be a separate mini family photoshoot after the end of main cake smash session in a plane backdrop of your choice. Dress can be changed for this part.
Planning a cake smash photoshoot session
Planning 1st birthday cake smash session involves lots of activities like designing a theme , purchasing props, and then creating a theme and editing and uploading the created theme on website. Each theme for cake smash takes a few weeks to get ready. That is why I always push myself creating new themes so that there are plenty of them available to you to choose from. There are so many ideas for both baby boy cake smash and baby girl cake smash. Please find a variety of available themes for your little one’s special day.
Available Themes for Cake smash Photography in Milton Keynes
WHEN TO BOOK
I suggest booking in ASAP. I do book up fast, so to avoid dissapointment please book in 2-3 months prior. Although we may have shorter notice availability – please check by contacting us.
The session itself is best done a few months before little one turns one, some parents also prefer the session after the birthday. Between 10 and 13 months is perfect.
As the cakes are custom made I require a few weeks notice for a cake smash. As my diary fill up quite far in advance it is best to book as soon as possible.
HOW TO BOOK
Please find full pricing and booking info here – Cake Smash packages and booking info
At Papaya Peach Photography, we believe in serving our clients with full transparency and will never bait-and-switch or require our clients to attend a high-pressure sales appointment after their sessions. There are no other hidden charges.
What a cake smash session includes
* Exclusive use of my professional Studio
* Session Fees
* Custom outfits for baby can be provided if desired.
* Professionally baked and customised cake for theme in both Package
* Use of my extensive range of props and accessories
* Portraits of baby, Cake smash session, and Splash Tub session in the end
* Professional editing and re-touching of all images
What to expect from the session ?
1. Don’t assume bub will dive right in
At first, all parents hope that their little one will dive in and make a mess of the cake. That’s what you are paying for! But that doesn’t always happen and that’s okay. Not every child wants to dive right in and make a mess no matter what tricks we try.
2. Come prepared for big mess
Once baby is covered in frosting , parents also get their cloths messy too (picture your little one running/crawling straight towards you with frosting coated hands,) so a change of clothes for everyone.. not just the birthday boy or girl is a good idea.
3. Book in advance and please come on time
Book your session early so that you get the date you want. Cake Smash Photography books out QUICK!!!
Some parents want their cake smash pictures ready for their child’s birthday party to print out and display, if so please book your session least 5 weeks before the event.
Edits usually take around 3 weeks to complete.
4. Refund Policy
Cake Smash Photography will not give a refund due to the mood of your child.
There are times when little ones don’t cooperate, or smile like we wish they would. If your little one comes to the Cake Smash Studio and ends up being quite distressed while taking photographs and needs little time, I am always happy for you to leave for a couple of hours (If time allows for this) and come back later on in the day when your child has calmed down at no charge to continue the shoot.
For more information please visit – terms and condition.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
MY CHILD HAS DIETARY REQUIREMENT, ARE YOUR CAKE SAFE?
The Smash Cakes I provide are beautiful bespoke sponge cakes. I do not provide Dietry specific Cakes so you will need to bring one along. Your Cake doesnt need to be fancy- after all it will end up a pile of crumbs by the end of the shoot. PLEASE put your little ones health first.
I dont give discounts for Cakes, as the Cake I supply doesnt get factored into the overall cost of the shoot.
HOW ARE THE FINAL IMAGES SELECTED?
I shoot for how many images you have chosen to purchase and edit the best images from your session. I make sure to choose the best images that best show off your little ones Cake Smash experience with different angles and poses.
HOW LONG THE SESSION LAST ?
We allow approx. 60 mins studio time. But it may go up to 1 1/2 hours depending on baby’s mood.
WHERE DOES THE SESSION TAKE PLACE ?
The session will take place at my home studio. This is based in Bradwell, Milton Keynes.
The full address will be provided to you at the time of booking.
I HAVE TWINS, IS THERE ANY EXTRA CHARGE FOR IT ?
There are no additional charges for immediate family such as siblings and twins.
The only extra cost there will be is if you would prefer 2 cakes rather than 1 for your session.
CAN YOU GIVE ME A WEEKEND SLOT?
Weekend(Saturday) dates would be available at additional charge.
CAN I GET TWO THEMES FOR MY CHILD’S CAKE SMASH SESSION?
Sorry it’s not possible. Each themes take a lot of time, effort and space to create, I create theme in one day advance for next day session. Each session has only one theme.
HOW MANY OUTFIT CHANGES YOU PROVIDE FOR BABY ?
My little client’s wardrobe is full of designer matching outfit to theme. It totally depends on your baby’s mood. Most of the clients do one change over.