Cake smash photo shoots have become increasingly popular.  Having started in the US, the tradition has come across the water and many photographers are now offering these as a new way of celebrating a child’s first birthday.

It was one of our wedding couples who introduced us to the concept as they wanted us to photograph their son’s first birthday.  How could we refuse! We provided the location, backdrop, flooring and professional images (oh, and the cleaning up of course!) and they provided the rest! 

The photo shoot starts with a few shots of the birthday boy or girl.  And of course some of the cake untouched and any family photos requested. The birthday cake is then introduced and we capture what happens next….:)

We have seen cakes from costco as well as beautifully decorated cakes by professionals and parents. There are no rules or restrictions, it just needs to be edible!

We have photographed a few in the studio and on location.  If it’s a new concept for you, have a look a the images below to see what it’s all about!

Feel free to call me to chat through your cake smash ideas, I would love to hear from you.

Emma 01582 469003



toddler eating cake





toddler with birthday cake