Cake Smash

It’s time to get a bit messy! Your baby is about to turn 1 and a cake smash is a popular way to get into the birthday spirit. Getting messy is what babies do best, so why not embrace it? It’s a perfect chance to create some unique and fun memories with your little one.

The session will begin with an individual portrait shoot of your little one, ending with the messy bit - the smashing and demolishing of the cake. We will spend 2-3 hours with you in the comfort of your own home, bringing any necessary equipment with us.

Our cake smash photography sessions are priced at £65.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to buy a cake?

We do not provide the cake. We recommend that you buy or make (if you’re feeling up to it!) either a large cupcake style cake or one with lots of soft icing. Your child will find this much easier to break up and makes for much better pictures!

What do you bring with you?

We will provide appropriate props for the photo shoot, such as balloons and paper decorations. Why not add an extra personalised touch to the photo shoot with some bunting with your child’s name on? Please get in touch in advance if you would like this and we can provide you with the price.

What should my child wear?

It’s really up to you, just bear in mind they will be getting messy! Your child could just be in their nappy or a simple outfit. Another possible option and a popular choice for girls is to wear a pink tutu.

How messy is messy?

The shoot will progress naturally, ensuring that there are plenty of shots of your little one before they start to touch the cake! It’s then completely up to you how far they go with breaking up the cake. They can pick at the icing and break away parts of the sponge or they can fully demolish it! We will discuss what you would like before the shoot and talk you through the process.

How do we book?

To make a booking please first contact us by email or phone to check our availability. We can discuss any questions you may have before making the booking.

When do we pay?

To confirm your booking we need full payment of the session fee to reserve the date. This is unfortunately not refundable but as long as we have 48 hours notice we will always endeavour to reschedule as long as we have availability.


Our measure of success is exceeding your expectations.

Had a great cake smash for my daughters first birthday. She was apprehensive at first but you made her feel at ease and managed to get some great shots. Would highly recommend Diamond Photography for baby and toddler photography.