KENT CAKE SMASH PHOTOGRAPHER
SMASH & SPLASH SESSIONS
I.LOVE.CAKE. SMASH. I LOVE CAKE SMASH! I really do – and I don’t even mind the clearing up after! Your baby turning one is a huge milestone and one that I think should definitely be celebrated with lots of cake and beautiful images to treasure. All cake smash sessions are done at my private studio in Fawkham, Sevenoaks in Kent. As with all my sessions with little ones, we go at babies pace and make the whole experience fun for the baby, for you and also for me! Before we get down to the serious business of smashing a cake, I like to take some portrait images of your little one – you are always welcome to choose from the outfits I have here at the studio, or you can bring one of your own. Once we have captured the portraits, we will bring the cake in and away we go.
“We went to Estelle today for my daughter Amy’s first birthday cake smash. Amy loved it, Estelle made us feel welcome from the very beginning and took the time to make Amy feel happy with being in a new place. Nothing felt rushed and Amy demolished the cake at her own pace. I’m really looking forward to seeing the photos now. Thank you, Estelle, for making our first photoshoot such an enjoyable experience.”
Shoots will take up to 2 hours and we will ensure we have time to capture all the images that encapsulate your little one enjoying their smash and splash session, whilst making sure we have lots of fun at the same time.
We will have a telephone consultation to discuss colour schemes and any particular themes you would like and I will give you a prep guide to ensure we get the most out of your session. I like to do your cake smash session in the week or two before your babies first birthday, so you can be sure to have some of the images for the day itself.
Your smash and splash photoshoot includes:
- Telephone consultation and preparation guide
- Up to a two hour shoot in the Fawkham studio
- Full set up set design
- Use of outfits
- Gallery of up to twenty five images to choose from
- In-person viewing session to choose your images
- Slide show of images for social media
- All sessions include standard cake (please be explicit with any allergies)
A £99 deposit secures your shoot and is deducted from the chosen collection
UP TO TWO HOUR SESSION
FIVE IMAGES SUPPLIED DIGITALLY
FIVE MATCHING 6 X 4 PRINTS
UP TO TWO HOUR SESSION
10 IMAGES SUPPLIED DIGITALLY
TEN MATCHING 6 X 4 PRINTS
UP TO TWO HOUR SESSION
ALL IMAGES SUPPLIED DIGITALLY
TEN 10 X 8 PRINTS
FIVE 8 X 6 PRINTS
£50 CREDIT TOWARDS WALL ART
“Estelle did our little girl’s cake smash and we couldn’t be happier with our pictures. We have some amazing photos to keep forever and to share with our friends and family.
Thank you so much Estelle!”
SPLASH, DON’T JUST SMASH
After the cake, there is nothing better than a nice warm bath so we fill the tub and let baby splash to their hearts content. Babies usually LOVE the bath section and often we struggle to get them to want it to end. Once I am happy with the range of images you can get baby dressed and 9 times out of 10 as soon as you get back in the car they are sound asleep. Turning one is tiring!
OVER THE MOON
“Estelle was so patient, professional & full of great ideas for capturing some great shots for my daughter’s cake smash. I’m over the moon with the results can’t wait to get some great pics up on the wall.”
Can I have any colour I like?
Within reason, yes. When you book we will have a telephone consultation and you can let me know what you would like. Assuming the backdrop colours are available then we can do whatever you like.
Can I have a theme?
Yes – all the pricing is based on my usual set up of balloons / backdrop / bunting. If there is something in particular you love let me know. I love creating new sets so this will be no problem, however if additional costs are incurred I will have to create a bespoke quote for you.
How close to my babies first birthday will the shoot be?
That is entirely up to you and my availability. I do get very booked up so let me know as soon as possible when you want to book and I will do everything I can to accommodate you.
How many of my friends and family can come to the cake smash?
Ideally just babies mum and dad please. The studio is not huge and the baby can be quite overwhelmed with more people there. We want the baby to be looking at the camera as much as possible and more people often means more distractions. To get the most out of your session and the best gallery possible, mum and dad OR mum and one grandparent is best.
What should my baby wear?
We have lots of cake smash outfits, but some people do prefer to bring their own. Please do bring whatever you like.
Who supplies the cake?
I work with a very talented local baker who provides all my cakes.
My child has an allergy – can they still have a cake smash?
Yes – you must let me know of any allergies on booking. I will then ensure this information is passed to the baker. We have done many dairy free cake smashes. If you are more comfortable bringing your own cake, that is no problem.
When can I view the images?
Usually within 2 weeks of your session, we will arrange a mutually convenient time for you to come to my studio and view your gallery.