Bognor's specialist maternity, newborn, sitter and cake smash photographer

Cake smash photography

A cake smash photoshoot is where your baby has the chance to get messy with a cake followed by getting cleanup in a bubble bath and all recorded on camera for you to keep.

Charlie’s cake smash photoshoot – West Sussex specialist cake smash photographer.



Charlie’s Mum and Dad brought him to see me here in Bognor Regis (West Sussex), for a fun filled and rather messy cake smash.  Charlie was going to be one in a few week’s time, and Mum wanted the images to be ready for the big day.  Mum had bought his gorgeous little outfit for the cake smash part of the photoshoot herself, so again I knew what colours I needed to use to make sure everything went well together.  This time I opted for stripy blue tissue flowers to match the stripes of his outfit, along with baby blue bunting and two tone blue helium filled balloons.


Mum chose for us to have a cake baked especially for the photoshoot from a local baker Cakealushus


The photoshoot

Cake smash photoshoots are run in a one hour studio session.  this time is divided between – 20 minutes standard studio session, 20 minutes cake smash, 20 minutes splash in the that bath tub.  Mum brought along some gorgeous smart clothes for Charlie to wear during the standard part of the session, and then changed him into his cake smash outfit for the messy fun bit.  His favourite part of the shoot was the splash at the end (as you can see by the smiles!)



These sessions can be very messy, please do not worry! I run them on background paper, which means that after each session I can cut off the messy bit and the next piece is always clean for the next session.


I hope you had an amazing first birthday Charlie, and hope to see you all again.


Bunting supplied by: Cake smash props


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Cake smash photoshoots currently cost £65 for the hour photoshoot, products are then purchased at your viewing session, two weeks after the shoot.  Cakes can be arranged at an extra cost from a local baker, or you can bring your own.


Please do use the contact form if you would like any more information on photoshoots or pricing.




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In November I had a visit from Arez and his lovely family.  They had chosen for him to come and have a cake smash photoshoot, here with me in Bognor Regis (West Sussex). I had a few online chats with his Mum to find out what she wanted for the photoshoot itself.  Mum had already bought him an outfit to wear for the cake smash part of the photoshoot,  so having seen some photos of it, I was able to arrange the bunting and other decorations to match perfectly (I stumbled across the lovely lady who made the outfit and bought the bunting to match it).


The photoshoot

As standard for my cake smash shoots, the session ran as – 20 minute standard shoot, 20 minutes cake smashing fun, and then 20 minutes getting cleaned up and having fun splashing in the bath.

Arez was a little hesitant to get stuck in to the cake (which is very, very normal), but after a few minutes he warmed up to the idea and even had a helping hand from his big brother too!

His favourite section was definitely the splash section at the end which you can see from his lovely smiling shots below!  I always ask parents to bring along baby’s usual bubble bath to the photoshoot, which helps baby to feel comfortable in the splash section of the cake smash.


Cake smash outfit and bunting by: Cake Smash Props

Cake by: Cakealushus

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If you would like any more information or to book a cake smash and splash photoshoot please do get in touch via the contact form.

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Ever wondered what a cake smash is like? Read on and you will see the fun and laughs that come with a first Birthday cake smash shoot.


Cake smash shoots are an hour long at my home studio in Bognor Regis, West Sussex.

I always start  off the shoot with standard studio photos so you can have mess free photos in your gallery too! Next up is the cake, you can bring your own (as this family did) or I can provide one for you for an extra charge.


It took a few minutes for this little one to get his hands in, but once he did he was a happy little boy.


The next phase of the shoot is clean up! This involves me scraping lots of cake and icing off the floor! Then we get out the baby bath and I can get some cute photos of the clean up.


Now for some photos from this gorgeous little man’s session. We had lots of photos for the lovely family to choose from, here are a few.


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Final montageI hope you enjoyed this blog post. Please feel free to use my contact form if you would like any more information or to book a cake smash photoshoot. Alternatively you can call on 01243 887747.


Cake smash shoots start at £65 for an hour (if you supply your own cake, or we can supply one for you at an extra cost), and come with one complementary 8×12 print of your choice from the session.


Wendy x

Little Rosie joined me for a cake smash shoot this month. I have been photographing Rosie since before she was born, so we decided that a cake smash shoot was in order.


Cake smash shoots are ideal to celebrate a first, second or third Birthday. They provide you will a whole range of photos starting off with some normal clean photos all the way through to them being completely covered in cake! You see so many facial expressions ranging from hope, intrigue, trepidation all the way through to just all out fun.

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Cake smash shoots are great fun for both parents and children. This type of shoot can be done at any time, but is ideal to celebrate the end of your baby’s first year.

Current price is £50 for an hour shoot (May 2014) *extra charge applies if you would like me to supply a cake for you, or you are welcome to bring your own*


You can book  any type of shoot by ringing 01243 887747 or use the contact form on the website. Please note all shoots require a 50% deposit to secure your booking.


Thank you for reading.

Wendy x