When should I book my photo shoot?
Unlike with newborn photography, there is no specific age to bring your baby for a photo session. Key milestones that I like to capture are when baby can lie on their tummy and hold their head up well, when baby is sitting unaided, and when baby starts to crawl or walk.
I usually get booked up in advance, so it’s best to book in nice and early. But if you are looking for a last minute photo shoot then there is still a chance I have an available space for you.
How long will my photo shoot take?
Your session will take place at my boutique studio and will last about 1 hour, although this can vary with every shoot. Cake smash sessions may take up to 2 hours.
What happens during the photo shoot?
During the session I will use a variety of props and accessories and work with your baby in a fun way to get beautiful smiles.
Cake smash sessions have 3 mains parts. I will start with some casual celebration photos of your baby and also do some family/sibling photos too. I will then bring in the cake and you can watch as your baby gets very messy! I then finish off with some bath time photos where your baby can have a splash and get clean before your journey home.
Is the cake included with the cake smash photo shoot?
Yes, a giant cupcake is included with the session and the colour of the icing is up to you. I also provide bunting and balloons to match your colour theme.
What do I need to bring with me?
If you would like any personal items included in your photos, please do bring them along and I can incorporate them into your photos so that they are truly personal to you. If you would also like to be in some photos with your child you are more than welcome to. I advise that you wear plain coloured clothes without any patterns or logos so that it isn’t too distracting.
Have a think about what you would like your baby to wear for the photo shoot, or if you would prefer them to be naked so we can capture all their little rolls! For cake smash sessions, shorts/trousers with braces and bow tie work well for boys or tutu skirts or dresses work well for girls.
When will I get to see the photos?
I know you won’t want to wait to to see your photos! That’s why I offer a same day viewing straight after we we have finished the photo shoot. We will go through the photos and you can choose your favourite ones, as well as the products to showcase your images – whether that be prints, canvas wall art, or digital images.
How can I book my baby or cake smash photo shoot?
You can either send me an email or give me a call to arrange your photo shoot. Alternatively, you can use my quick and easy online booking system.