A fun filled milestone photoshoot that includes a CAKE! Who wouldn’t like that!

If you would like to mark a special 1st, 2nd… birthday, this session is perfect for you.

It takes approx. 1.5 hours. It can be really simple – your babe and a cake or we can add all the props and decorations to your taste.

The photoshoot has 3 parts – firstly I take few portraits of your baby and you and your baby, followed by the cake or alternatives (ie cupcake, stack of pancakes or just your baby’s favourite food right now) and we end the photoshoot with a lovely bath and blowing bubbles. 

If the idea of giving your baby a cake is not to your liking, how about Favourite Food Smash, where they can indulge in their favourite foods. I did few with alternative to cake and you can see some in gallery or on my blog.

Note: Props and decorations I have are such as bunting, paper garlands, tissue pom poms in different colours, wooden freestanding letters ONE and numbers 1 & 2. You are welcome to bring your own decorations and outfit and if you would like a specific colour scheme or specific decoration, please make sure you bring your own to avoid disappointment.

A cake or food is NOT included and please bring your own towel with you!

Would you like alternatives?

Let me introduce Lifestyle Get-Together Celebration

This is reportage style photoshoot, can include a cake/food eating, blowing candles too but it’s more about capturing the joy and sharing this milestone with other family members (siblings, parents, grandparents), it’s just like a birthday party but only family is invited! You can see an example here.

Package 1 (portrait)

£ 200 (£25 deposit on booking)
  • Consultation call
  • Session fee
  • Private online gallery
  • Up to 5 fully edited digital images in colour & B/W
  • Additional images £20 each (digital+print)
  • 7x5” prints of all ordered images

Package 2 (lifestyle)

£ 475 (£25 deposit on booking)
  • Consultation call
  • Session fee
  • Private online gallery
  • ALL digital images edited in colour & B/W
  • Set of 7x5" prints of all images
  • Presentation felt wrap


At least 4 weeks before your child’s 1st , 2nd… birthday.  This gives us time to discuss a theme and/or colors for your child’s session.   

This session takes approx 1.5 hours and is split in 3 parts (candid/family shots at the beginning, cake smash and bath). You are welcome to bring 1-2 outfit changes for part 1 and 2.  Props I have available: letter’s (“O” “N” “E“) and selection of paper decorations in different colours. However if you would like to achieve a specific look or colour scheme, I would recommend bringing your own, as well as any balloons (foil or latex).

Anything you would like.  Some clients like to match the theme or colors of your session. You can bring couple of outfits to choose on the day. For cake part, some prefer only nappy with/out nappy pants or just some dungarees for a simple look.

This may happen.  Some children love the cake smash and dig right in.  Others are hesitant.  For most babies it is very new texture and taste. I would recommend choosing a cake that has soft icing or light buttercream. A great idea is to bring few blueberries or other favourite fruit that we can place on the cake which most children would want to grab out of the cake and eat it. Also, good idea is to give your child only light snack before session rather than full meal.

You most likely will.  You will have to show your child that they can eat the cake so you might have to take a bite yourself.  Yummy.  Also, your child may stand up and walk or crawl around, so you will have to keep putting your child back into the designated space.  It’s likely that you will get frosting on your clothes so don’t wear anything you do not want to get ruined.

I like to keep the maximum family members at this session to the immediate family members only.  Too many people trying to get your child to smile or talking to them will only be a distraction. If you preferred lifestyle session, which happens in your home, you can invite grandparents or more extended family.

Of course.  We can start with family and sibling pictures.  Then get into the messy fun.

For your baby it will be bath time after the messy fun. If you would like to include bubble bath, please bring your usual bath soap. This is lots of fun for them and sometimes the best part. Please don’t forget your towel and some baby wipes if needed, as well as clean clothes and spare nappy.

I will deal with the mess on the floor before the bath time.

Your private online gallery will be available to view within 2 weeks of your session and once you choose your selection (if portrait session) your final images will be ready within 2 weeks. If you are planning to have some of these photos featured at your planned party etc. please make sure you communicate this prior your shoot. This will require your photoshoot to be at least couple of weeks prior the event.

Have a question?

We can arrange a no obligation call to talk about all things style, decoration, options for cake or other food, outfits, location for your photoshoot or anything else.