Anilorak Photography

fun, exciting and beautiful Cake Smash photoshoot

Celebrate your little one's first birthday with a
in Edinburgh and Midlothian

Customised cake smash photography

A customised cake smash and bubble bath photography session will capture the joy and excitement of your baby’s first birthday… and it’s not just about the cake!

Can you believe that your little bean is turning one? It’s such a big deal! They’ve learnt to smile, babble, roll, crawl and become the tiny version of who they will grow up to be. You’ll have been very busy soaking in all of the wonders of the baby stage and now your little one is getting ready to take their first baby steps into the world. 

A first birthday deserves an extra special celebration that you’ll remember forever. Allow me to capture your baby at this special milestone with timeless, adorable portraits that you will treasure forever.

A baby led experience

Like any other photography session, this customised photoshoot is entirely baby-led. We will focus on capturing the personality and beautiful features of your child to create stunning, natural portraits. An addition of simple balloons and bunting while smashing the cake will ensure a festive touch while still keeping your portraits classy and timeless and for the final bit of fun we will give your little one a chance to splash around in an enamel tub while I capture them having fun in the water.

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Part One: Simple, natural portraits.

We will start by taking beautiful, timeless portraits of your little one, followed by a few family portraits to mark this special occasion. The introduction of simple props, such as balloons, big letters spelling out ONE and of course the cake will complete the first part…no smashing yet though!

Part Two - It’s cake time!

This is when we will encourage your little one to explore the cake and eat it, play with it and generally get stuck in and make a mess. Some babies need a little more support than others, with parents digging in and demonstrating, but usually, there’s no stopping them! This gives me the chance to capture the most genuinely funny and adorable expressions and poses. 

Part Three: Splashing bubble bath.

After all that sticky fun, we’ll give your baby a bubble bath. Most babies absolutely love this part – they’re free to splash around and get water everywhere. The general atmosphere in the room is just so happy! Afterwards, it’ll be time to wrap up in a fluffy towel, get dressed and look forward to seeing your beautiful portraits. (I can also pack up the leftover cake for you to take home.)

A beautiful cake is included and allergy-friendly cakes can be arranged. 

Not keen on the cake? Then let’s chat about a fruit smash or paint splash instead!

After your session, I  will select and retouch your portraits and invite you back to the studio to view them. I will guide you through selecting your favourite moments and together we will design the perfect products for you – choose from beautiful keepsake albums and custom wall art that compliments the interior of your home.

Three reasons why

you should hire a cake smash photographer….

1) Your baby's first birthday only happens once!

This hugely important occasion needs capturing. The way babies explore at this age is unique and their first interaction with a birthday cake is really worth capturing. Also it is an adorably cute age and you will love looking back at the variety of classic and fun portraits.

2) It's not all just about the cake

You’ve survived life with a baby for one year full of sleepless nights, nappy changes, new highs and new lows.  As well as the cake smashing and bath splashing, you will receive a selection of beautiful timeless baby and family portraits that will add to your child’s biography and your family’s history – it’s a perfect way to celebrate a very special milestone.

3) You will regret it if you don't

This one is as simple as that. I don’t know anyone who regrets having a professional first birthday/cake smash photoshoot, but I know of too many people who regret not organising it.

Cake Smash Photography Pricing

A £49 deposit is payable at the time of booking with the balance of your chosen collection due at the time of your viewing and ordering appointment. You don’t have to choose your collection until you see all your portraits. Payment plans are available, please ask.

Package 2

£399
  • Up to 1.5h photography session
  • Custom made cake for your child to smash
  • Balloons and bunting
  • In person viewing appointment
  • Full image editing and retouching
  • 10 gorgeous high resolution portraits on a USB
  • Black and white versions of your chosen images
  • 5 8x6'' mounted photo prints
  • Facebook timeline cover collage

Package 3

£349
  • Up to 1.5h photography session
  • Custom made cake for your child to smash
  • Balloons and bunting
  • In person viewing appointment
  • Full image editing and retouching
  • 5 gorgeous high resolution portraits on a USB

Money back guarantee

There is no obligation for you to purchase anything at all and I will refund your deposit if you are not happy with the gallery presented. If however you do love your portraits, but aren’t interested in buying a package and would prefer to purchase some prints or products separately, a minimum spend of £xxx(minimum collection of the type of shoot) will apply for the type of session.

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