CAKE SMASH PHOTOGRAPHY

BABY PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR RUNNER UP - UK & EUROPE

BABY PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR - MIDLANDS

WHY BOOK A FIRST BIRTHDAY PHOTOSHOOT?

 

Celebrate your child turning one by capturing their first taste of cake on camera. It's such a fun and memorable way to mark your little ones first birthday. You'll get to watch them explore new tastes and textures, recording their personality with those cute and funny expressions that you'll love and treasure forever from this precious milestone. Their first birthday is one you want to remember, it's the one with the most emotions, and it's such a special time for you as a family. A child will never remember their day, they won't remember a party, and they won't remember the gifts they received. But with a birthday shoot to mark the occasion, they'll have precious images to look back on to share that emotion with you. It's something you can relive over and over for years to come.

Jade was brilliant with my one year old during his cake smash. She made us all feel at ease and her experience really showed when trying to make him smile and managing to keep our 3 year old still. The photos look amazing. Great service from start to finish.

- Amy Scott

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If you're thinking of going to do your baby a cake smash I would definitely recommend going to Jade, she is absolutely amazing and was so good with my one year old! When we viewed our photos everything was just perfect. Myself and my partner had no idea what to pick and she was just amazing and would talk you through everything 100 times if we needed! Perfection, and I will 100% be going to do our family photo shoot there next year! Thank you sooo much Jade.

- Abi Postle

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We took our daughter for a photoshoot and were welcomed immediately and was able to feel at such ease. Having a baby you just don’t know what to expect. Our little girl had a few little melt downs but Jade's professionalism kicked in and she took the most amazing shots that we will be able to treasure forever. Jade is 100% amazing at her job, I couldn’t recommend anyone better and she was well worth the travelling to get to. Her work speaks for itself, thank you for capturing magical memories of our little girl.

- Zach Smith

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ABOUT THE CAKE SMASH PHOTOSHOOT

 

The first birthday photoshoots consists of four sessions. We begin with what you came for, the smash, this is where the fun begins and things get messy, for this part we sit your (not so little) baby in front of the cake and all rules go out of the window, we let them go crazy. Children love to be let loose on a cake, which creates some brilliant laughs, smiles, giggles and expressions. We then go on to the splash part, where we put your little one in the mini bath tub with water and plenty of bubbles, letting them splash away and enjoy the water, which creates some gorgeous, natural and fun photos. Now they're used to the camera, we get some standard posed photos on a set to match your preferences. Sibling photos can also be done here.​ And finally, if you are brave enough to step in front of the camera yourself, then here comes the family part, where we'll do a mini session to get a few lovely images of you all together.

We were made to feel at ease from the moment we arrived. After viewing

the images all I can say is that Jade is fantastic at her job.

- Adam Nadolski

 

PRICES & PACKAGES

 

Prices below are all inclusive packages, and there's no hidden costs. These are the packages you have to choose from upon viewing your images. You do not have to decide and commit to a package until you've seen your photos. We offer a money back guarantee for your reassurance.

 

All packages include:

  • Consultation before the session to make your session as bespoke as possible

  • Six page PDF guide to prepare you for your newborn photoshoot

  • 1-2 hours studio time with a trained, registered & qualified specialist photographer

  • Many different styles and poses, including other children and partner

  • Use of all props and accessories within the photography studio

  • Editing and retouching of your final photographs to the highest standard

  • A face to face viewing to view your fully edited photographs

  • Referral scheme to earn £25 to spend at Inspirique with each friend you recommend

  • Huge discounts at local baby related businesses. Exclusively for Inspirique customers

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BASIC - £399

Pre-session consultation to make your photoshoot as bespoke to you as possible.

 

Up to 2 hour session including your

family & sibling images

Includes multiple set ups, with use of all props and accessories within the studio

Face to face photo viewing


x5 high resolution, fully edited photos

x5 matching 6" x 9" photo prints

STANDARD - £599

Pre-session consultation to make your photoshoot as bespoke to you as possible.

 

Up to 2 hour session including your

family & sibling images

Includes multiple set ups, with use of all props and accessories within the studio

 

Face to face photo viewing

 

x10 high resolution, fully edited photos

x10 matching 6" x 9" photo prints

PREMIUM - £799

Pre-session consultation to make your photoshoot as bespoke to you as possible.

 

Up to 2 hour session including your

family & sibling images

Includes multiple set ups, with use of all props and accessories within the studio

 

Face to face photo viewing

All (20+) high resolution, fully edited photos

 

x10 mounted 6" x 9" photo prints

in a keepsake box

Slide show with all edited images

£100 credit towards any wall art purchase

£100 family photoshoot voucher

It is entirely free to attend the session. At no time are you are under any obligation to purchase anything. So you have the reassurance that in the unlikely event you do not like the images, the £99 deposit will be returned to you and the shoot will have cost you nothing.

You are not committing to any package above until you've seen the edited images.

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I just wanted to say a huge thank you for our cake smash photos, they are even better than I imagined. Jade is so professional in her work, despite the fact my kids are very hard to photograph, the outcome is brilliant. We got some lovely family & sibling photos too which was a bonus to her cake smash plus we got to take the rest of the cake home to eat. We couldn't narrow the images down which goes to show she produces great work! Thanks again, lovely memories to treasure forever.

- Kaylee Cooper

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AFTER THE SESSION

 

At the end of your photoshoot we'll set a date for you to come back and view your images, which will be scheduled for around 2-4 weeks after the session. I will then process your images to the highest standard, spending time turning them into beautiful art work - giving you a wide range to choose from at your in person viewing appointment.

As I know you will be very keen to see some photos, I will get a preview onto social media within a few days as it is a great way to tag and share with your friends and family. However, if you do wish to keep your images private, this is no problem at all, just inform me of this beforehand. If you do want to see the upload, there will be a free print up for grabs too. 

 

You will then be invited back to see your gallery on slideshow with music, where I will help you chose and pick the package suited to you and your budget. I will also guide you with what images work best together for any prints and wall art you may decide to get. Please note, I am just there to advise you from my professional point of view and there is never any hard sell.

WHEN DO I NEED TO BOOK?


Please book a minimum of 12 weeks in advance for your photoshoot, spaces are very limited and I would hate to have to turn you away. Sometimes we do have last minute slots so it's always worth enquiring, but earlier the better to guarantee a space and avoid disappointment.




HOW DO I BOOK?


You can book online via the booking form at the bottom of this page here. You will be required to pay a £99 deposit to secure your chosen date and time.




WHEN IS BEST TO BRING MY BABY?


There's no law to say that a cake smash must be for a birthday, but as this tends to be the done thing. If you're hoping to have your images back on time for their birthday, please book for the month before. Or if you want to book it on or around their birthday, please let us know their birthday when booking.




WILL YOU BE HANDLING MY BABY?


Yes. I would not be handling your baby as much as a newborn photoshoot, but I will still be holding them, playing with them, moving them into positions, and changing them into outfits. So it is vital you have trust in me as your photographer. If you feel at all uncomfortable with the thought of me handling your baby then a baby photoshoot isn't for you. You will always be present during the shoot and baby is supervised at all times.




DO I NEED TO SUPPLY A CAKE?


No, upon booking you will be asked to choose which set you'd like, and choose your cake design and colour(s), which we'll then order with our professional baker. Other than bringing your usual bag of bits, l have everything l need. If you have your own prop ideas to make your photoshoot unique to you, feel free to bring anything along with you. Due to cake flying about everywhere, it may be an idea to bring a spare change of clothes, for you and your child. If you are wanting to be in photos, I'd suggest changing into nicer clothes when we do these photos, and don't wear your best outfit for the smash part.




WHAT TIME IS BEST TO COME?


This totally depends on your child's routine and nap time, each baby is different and you as a parent will know when is their happiest time of the day. We can offer sessions to begin at either 10am or 2pm.




CAN I BRING MY OTHER CHILDREN?


I am more than happy for both parents and other children to come along, however, I do not allow more than two adults during this unless agreed prior to the shoot. I recommend older siblings joining us at the end for the family images, as from past experience they tend to distract baby away from the photoshoot, but you know your children best so it's totally your call.




WHAT HAPPENS IF MY BABY CRIES OR WON'T SMILE?


If your baby really doesn't like having their photo taken, then I wouldn't advise bringing them to the studio as this could upset them more. For this I'd suggest an outdoor shoot so it's more relaxed and unposed. However, if your little one usually loves the camera and is having a bad day, your shoot can be rescheduled to suit. But I will always try my best to get the shots on the day if time allows.. Plus I can be very silly with my weird and wonderful noises, singing and dancing to get the babies to smile!





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BOOK  YOUR  CAKE  SMASH  PHOTOSHOOT  TODAY

 

Cake smashes are generally booked around 3-6 months before your child's birthday. So please reserve your slot as soon as you possibly can to avoid disappointment, especially if you want to guarantee a date on or around your little ones first birthday! 

I will always try my best to accommodate last minute bookings which are sometimes doable if babies don't arrive on time for their newborn photoshoots, as it'll allow a free date in the diary, but please be aware I am not always able to do so, do not rely on this option.

Please note: I also have to give the baker plenty of notice to design a cake suited to your set (which you'll choose the colour/ design off after booking).

After viewing the images from my Granddaughters cake smash. All I can say is I could not choose, every picture was amazing and you could see the enjoyment in my granddaughters eyes in every picture. We were not rushed into choosing at all and Jade the photographer even helped and advised to make sure we had the best pictures. Thank you so much for making a very emotional time that extra special.

- Jo Hardy