The question on everyone’s lips is “What exactly is a Cake Smash?” “Are babies given a cake just to smash it up?”

Well the short answer is YES, a Cake Smash Photo Session is when babies visit a photography studio to celebrate their birthday’s in style with a fun and interactive Cake Smash Photo Shoot, but for me Cake Smash isn’t ‘just’ about babies eating cakes, they are simply a celebration of that baby’s first year in life. Who doesn’t want to scream and shout about how adorable, clever and cute their baby is on their first birthday and show them off in beautiful, professional photographs to mark the occasion?

 Originating from the US, Cake Smash Photo Sessions have been extremely popular in the last few years and were described as one of the most ‘weird and wonderful’ trends of 2014 by Netmums.

 A combination of new tastes, textures and noises make Cake Smash Sessions the perfect way to celebrate your baby’s special occasion by doing what they do best….exploring!

 See why MY Cake Smash Shoots were featured in the Daily Mail Online last year:

 So what exactly happens during a Cake Smash Session?

My Cake Smash Sessions always start with lovely clean portraits first. Parents bring along a pretty dress or smart outfit and we take some adorable photos of the babies looking very grown up and smart.

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Next we move onto the main event, the cake smash! A gorgeous cake is individually baked and designed by the very talented ladies at Whisk Bakery in Rutherglen.

The set is creatively put together to tie in all the little details from the beautifully designed cake to the balloons and backdrops, everything always works in perfect harmony.

Parents will have the choice of a fantastic range of specially made cake smash outfits.

From pretty pastels to bright colourful sets, I have something to suit all tastes!

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Parents watch with delight as their baby explores a whole new world…CAKE! Some babies go straight for the cake, others have a play with the colourful balloons.

Baby is free to explore, taste and play with the cake at their leisure, once they’ve had enough we move onto a bubbly and warm ‘Tub Time’ where baby can splash around in the beautiful roll top bath and clean up after all that messy fun!

To round off a lovely photo session parents get to take away the remaining cake home to enjoy a slice with a nice cuppa.

The Result?

Super cute professional photographs to mark your baby’s very special first birthday. Parents truly treasure these photos as they symbolise how much their beautiful baby has grown in the last year.

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To BOOK your baby’s Cake Smash Session get in touch by filling out the contact forms on my website or emailing me at