“Emily photographed my son for his first birthday cake smash and we had an absolutely amazing time and now have some gorgeous pictures that we will treasure forever! She was an absolute natural with him, and he was mesmerised by her which is amazing considering how shy he is. 100% worth every penny!”

Hooray! You’ve survived the first year – flies by doesn’t it?! What better way to celebrate your little one’s first birthday than with a cake smash photoshoot – because let’s face it, we’d all love nothing more than to be let loose with a giant cupcake and encouraged to stuff our faces and eat to our heart’s content. Cake smashes are perfect for honouring that one-year milestone. They’re fun, fabulously messy and will have you in fits of giggles as you watch your baby having the time of their life with a cake as big as their head!

Baby Love Photography cake smashes comprise five sections: a portraiture session to start which allows you to get some ‘normal’ photos of your little one in their favourite outfit; birthday accessories – think party hats and big ONE letters; the smash itself; a clean up in the tub (with lots of bubbles); and ending with some stunning, stripped back shots of them in a dressing gown or hooded towel in front of my floor to ceiling windows.

I work with two amazing local businesses on my cake smash photoshoots: the first of which is Lulu’s Cake Kitchen. Owner Lucy is amazing – her cakes are extremely sought after and she always goes the extra mile to make them exactly as requested by clients. Oh, and did I mention they taste absolutely delicious too! So much so, you’ll be hoping your little one destroys it but leaves you at least a slice or two to have with a cup of tea later on!


“A wonderful experience from start to finish. Emily was just brilliant and made it a really special time that I’ll never forget. Everything was organised for us when we arrived and there was even a bath with bubbles at the end following the smash. As for the pictures we received…well, words cannot describe how beautiful they are and how we will treasure them forever!! A very talented and truly amazing photographer.”


The second business I work with is Bubblegum Balloons. They create the most incredible balloons and have worked with everyone from Simon Cowell, MTV, Harrods, Hello magazine and The X Factor. You can pick any of their inflated bubble balloons as part of a Baby Love Photography cake smash, adding a pop of colour and character to your photos. And they last for several weeks too so will provide hours of fun for your little one long after the shoot is finished.

So go on, treat yourself and your nearly one-year-old to a cake smash! They’re fantastically unique, full of laughs and something you will remember for many years to come… and not just because you’ll still be removing icing from behind their fingernails!

Session Fee

  • Email/telephone consultation to discuss ideas and best ways to prepare for your photoshoot
  • A two hour relaxed photoshoot at my garden studio in Fleet, Hampshire
  • An ombre swirl cake for the smash - with the option to upgrade to a giant cupcake for just £5
  • A personalised balloon worth over £30 - with the option to add matching mini balloons for just £6
  • A viewing gallery of approximately 30-40 images from which to choose from
  • Five individually edited high resolution digital images sent to you in jpg format with full printing rights