FAQ Domande Frequenti

When should I book my baby's Cake Smash & Splash?


I recommend booking your Cake Smash & Splash Session several months in advance to ensure availability and a good choice of dates. Our diary gets busy, and Saturday sessions are particularly popular. Some clients choose to have their session around 3 weeks before their child's birthday so that they have the finished images ready to make thank you cards etc. Others prefer to have the session as part of the celebrations or even on the big day itself.




What theme can I have?


I love designing beautiful new Cake Smash themes! Your baby is unique and their cake smash images should be too. There are lots of examples on my website of themes which can be adapted and personalised or I am always happy to hear new ideas! I specialise in creating beautiful, bespoke cake smash sets from scratch and know exactly how to take your idea and turn it into the perfect setting for your baby's birthday photographs. Does your little one love jungle animals? Or perhaps they have a favourite story book or character? Do they have a space themed nursery or are they fascinated by ladybirds? Let me create a stunning theme from your ideas. If you're having a hard time choosing, I am always happy to help! Some clients simply send me a mood board and I work from there.




Do you provide a cake?


Yes! A beautiful handmade cake to match your theme is included so you don't need to organise a thing. Our cakes are made by the amazing Sharon at Sugar Wish Cakes and Bakes based in Salisbury. She has been making cakes for me for over six years now and they are always beautiful and delicious! You will be asked if your child has any allergies during your pre-session consultation. Cakes can be made dairy, egg or gluten if required.




What if my baby doesn't eat the cake?


Some babies eat the cake, others just play with it! Whatever they do, it is really more about messy play than eating lots of cake and most clients have some cake left to take home with them.




What happens after my session?


After your session I will select and hand-edit a gallery of images which tell the story of your baby's cake smash session. I aim to include as much variety as possible so your gallery with have a mixture of detail and wide shots. While smiles are lovely, I also include your baby's many other expressions which show their personality. Giving your baby a lovely sticky cake to play with is a great way to elicit some wonderful expressions! Within 2 weeks of your session you receive a link to your online proofing gallery where you will be able to choose your favourite images.




What should we bring to our Cake Smash & Splash?


Please bring all your usual baby supplies (although we have spares of most things in the studio) and a feed/ snack/ drink for your baby. Don't forget any outfits that you plan to wear. Your baby will need something to wear for the cake smash and for the family images if you choose to have them. Depending on your theme you may be able to use something from our studio wardrobe for the cake smash - just ask! We will supply a towel to dry baby after the bath. If your baby has sensitve skin and uses a particular bubble bath, please bring this with you. When you book your baby's cake smash session you will recieve our comprehensive session guide with tips on what to bring to your session.




How long does the session last?


Cake Smash & Splash sessions last around one and a half hours in the studio including dressing at the end. It's best not to have something else to rush off to immediately afterwards - or bring a change of clothes if you do!




Can we have some family photographs too?


Absolutely! Our beautiful white studio provides the perfect timeless backdrop for your precious family photographs. There is an option to upgrade your baby's Cake Smash & Splash session to include a family mini session at the start of your Cake Smash & Splash - before things get messy!