Haywards Heath Cakesmash Photoshoot

Cakesmash sessions are bright, fun & give a little more sparkle to your photoshoot, which makes them perfect to mark Baby’s first year. 

We start with a mini portrait, of course Mummy & Dady can join in this part, and follow up with cake tasting, which often turns into cake smashing & then we have a good old splash in the tub

Whether you have a particular theme in mind, or would like to match up with nursery colours, just let me know and we can come up with a bespoke, fun set up or you can choose one of my existing styles.

To find out more about how a cakesmash photoshoot works at my Haywards Heath studio and what’s included please visit the FAQ section

“A picture is worth a thousand words…

But the memories are priceless”



We had the most amazing experience with Louise and absolutely love our pictures! Not only was she incredibly understanding she also went above and beyond what I had expected. My older daughter absolutely loved posing for her and her rapport with children is brilliant. Can’t wait for our next session with her!



Around 1-2 weeks following the session, you will be invited back to the studio to view your gallery of approximately 20 beautiful images, expertly edited with fine detail retouching. This session offers you the opportunity to decide on the package that you may wish to purchase.

A session fee of £50 is payable to secure your booking. I offer a money back guarantee. Should you decide not to purchase any images, your session fee is fully refundable. If you do however decide that you love the images and wish to purchase a few images or prints rather than a package, due to the time involved in editing, processing print orders, images for USB’s and administration of your order, a minimum order amount of £249 applies.


+ Pre shoot consultation 

+ Professionally made Birthday cake

+ Fully edited gallery of images

+ Face to face viewing appointment

+ 5 High resolution digital images 

+ Five matching 10″ x 8″ prints 

+ Full use of props, outfits and accessories





+ Pre shoot consultation

+ Professionally made Birthday cake

+ Fully edited gallery of images

+ Face to face viewing appointment

+  10 High resolution Downloadable digital images 

Ten matching 10″ x 8″ prints

+ Slide show of your chosen images to music

+ Full use of props, outfits and accessories



+ Pre shoot consultation

+ Professionally made Birthday cake

+ Fully edited gallery of images

+ Face to face viewing appointment

+ ALL(20+) High resolution digital images

+ ALL images printed, 10″ x 8″ in a bespoke presentation box

+ Slideshow of your images to music

+ A Facebook cover  collage of your images

+ Full use of props, outfits and accessories

£100 credit to your choice of wall art

+ Complimentary Outdoor Mini Photoshoot



In today’s digital era, we find more and more that we snap away taking photographs on our phone, maybe pop them on Facebook or ping the across to a relative and usually, they will then sit in your photostream, eventually being buried by hundreds more images. There’ll be some amazing memories in there, in amongst the screen shots, selfies taken by the kids and accidental pocket photo. But how often do you print your images? Phycologists claim that children who grow up in a home with images of themselves and other family members on display, grow up more confident. That can only be a good thing!

“I take the hassle out of displaying your images”

I source my wall art from professional print labs. Having produced the image and edited, I will then ensure that the colours you see, will look exactly the same when my lab prints and produces your wall art. Whats more, I’ll resize it to fit with your preferred size of wall art and help you decide which type of wall art will best suit your chosen images and your home. My suppliers use archival prints and products are coated with UV protection, meaning they’ll be around for generations.

Creating wall art yourself can be done through many online companies nowadays. By allowing me to organise your wall art, you’re handing over the stress of making sure it’s correct before hitting the purchase button.

Here are a few of the most popular products that my clients love


Acrylic wall art has a very modern, sleek feel to it. With anti reflection coating available, this modern take on a standard acrylic makes a fantastic way to display your most treasured images. Bubble walls, with 3 or more Acrylic orbs are very on trend right now too!

Available in 3 sizes ranging from 20″ to 40″

Prices start at £275


This stunning new take on a canvas offers quality and class. The image of your choice is printed on Matte Canvas and sits flush with the frame, alongside a small gap giving a minimalist feel. 

Available in a range of sizes with both deep and narrow frame options in 4 choices of colour
Prices start at £235


Giving you the option to display up 6 images from your session in one frame, with a wide range of frames to choose from. A very popular choice with clients.

Available in 3 sizes with different layout options. Prices start from £310 


Cakesmash Gallery

Frequently Asked Questions

When should I book my photoshoot

Cakesmash photoshoots can be provisionally booked at your newborn photoshoot, with a provisional date which can be confirmed nearer the time. Alternatively you can book these photoshoots up to one month prior to your required date, however, please do bear in mind that my diary does fill up quickly so I advise to book at least 3 months in advance to avoid disappointment 

When should the photoshoot take place?

Cakesmash photoshoots can take place between 11 – 14 months old

What is included in the photoshoot?

I provide all outfits and props unless you have your own that you would like to bring along. Please do let me know in advance if this is the case. The cake is also provided in keeping with the theme. Please let me know about any allergies & intolerances at least 2 weeks prior to the photoshoot. The photoshoot also includes parents shots which will take place at the start. Please feel free to bring your own outfit for baby, should you wish

How does the cakesmash work?

We start by taking some family photographs and then concentrate on baby alone. Baby will have a mini portrait on the cakesmash set, wearing a dress or outfit from home. We will then move on to the cake smash and let them sample the cake and play with it, hopefully eating lots too. Finally we finish with a clean up in the bath tub and lots of splashing.

How long does the photoshoot take?

The photoshoot takes around 90 minutes.

What should I bring to the photoshoot??

At this age, babies are very engaged, but they also tire easily. Please bring snacks and a drink along, as well as a favourite toy which we can use to get their attention

Who can come along to the photoshoot?

A photoshoot can be a little over whelming for a baby of this age if there are lots of people, in addition to the lights etc. I therefore recommend that we stick to both parents as a maximum or a parent plus one other adult. During the photoshoot, I ask that you sit behind me and allow me to speak to the baby and engage with them, to ensure that we have images of baby looking at the camera. It can be a little daunting for a small baby to have 3 people shouting and making funny noises, so I ask that you allow me to engage and I will give direction if I need an extra pair of hands to get their attention.

Let’s Chat 

I would love to work with you and your family. If you would like to enquire about availability for a session, or just to have a chat with me about dates or how the session works, please complete the enquiry form and I’ll get back to you within 24 hours.

Alternatively can can give me a call on 07951 575216 to chat about your photoshoot and check availability


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