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.

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.

Planning a cake smash photoshoot session

Each 1st birthday and cake smash photography session is completely designed with you. We try to design everything around the outfit, so this is important to keep in mind. There are so many ideas for both boys and girls. After working hard for so many months creating different themes, sharing a few with you .

Available Themes

After we figure out what the birthday boy/girl will be wearing, we will work to decide on decorations and the cake. I do provide a professionaly baked customised cake for the cake smashes.

HOW TO BOOK

Our Session fee is just £75 and is payable up-front to secure your booking.

What a cake smash session includes


* Exclusive use of my proffesional Studio
*Session Fees
* Custom outfits for baby can be provided if desired.
*Professionally baked and customised cake for theme in all 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

Full details on pricing can be viewed here – Cake smash pricing
For more themes email me at – [email protected]
Smashes are very popular & should be booked around 4-8 weeks in advance all though we may have shorter notice availability – please contact us.

What to expect ?

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.
Once you are booked, PLEASE come at the time you have had allocated for the shoot.

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

WHEN SHOULD I BOOK A CAKE SMASH SESSION?

I suggest booking in ASAP. I do book up fast, so to avoid dissapointment please book in 2-3 months prior. If you decide last minute that you would like to do a Cake Smash for your little ones birthday, please still fill out a Booking Request form and I will do my best to fit you in on the day you wish. The session itself is best done a few months before little one turns one. Between 10 and 11 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.

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?

Photographer select the final images . 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 sent to you at the time of booking.

I HAVE TWINS, IS THERE ANY EXTRA CHARGE FOR IT ?

No!
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.

Q- I CAN’T FIND CONTACT NUMBER ON YOUR WEBSITE?

A- Being a photographer, mother and a homemaker , I am busy carrying out planing, sessions, editing, and millions of other activities. It becomes really difficult to be available on phone all the times which adds to customer disappointment. So my preferable mode of communication is email at [email protected] or Facebook messenger at m.me/papayapeach.official or you can send an enquiry using contact us form. You can reach out to me any time. I make sure that I get back to you as soon as possible.
I also hope that most of the queries are already answered in my FAQs.

Q- CAN YOU CALL ME BACK ON MY CONTACT NUMBER ?

A- As in previous answer, I am all time available at email at [email protected] or Facebook messenger at m.me/papayapeach.official or you can send an enquiry using contact us form. You can reach out to me any time. I make sure that I get back to you as soon as possible.

Q- CAN YOU GIVE ME A WEEKEND SLOT?

A- Photo sessions takes place from Monday to Friday. I do not do sessions on weekends until necessary. Weekend(Saturday/Sunday) dates would be available at additional charge of £25.

Q- CAN I GET TWO THEMES FOR MY CHILD’S CAKE SMASH SESSION?

A- No. Themes take a lot of time, effort and space to create so each session has only one theme.

Q- HOW MANY OUTFIT CHANGES YOU PROVIDE FOR BABY ?

A- My little client’s wardrobe is full of designer matching outfit to theme. I provide one change over.