Essex Cake Smash Photographer

With bright icing and cake-covered fingers, faces and toes, your child’s cake smash photography session will be a crazy amount of fun, leaving you with vibrant pictures and wonderful memories to share with your child as they grow.

About my cake smash sessions

For all cake smash photography sessions, I use a range of high-quality props such as bunting, balloons and wooden numbers. These add a big bright dollop of extra fun to your child’s pictures. And let’s not forget the cake, which is sourced from a local baker (if your child has allergies you are welcome to bring your own cake). Both the cake and the props are included in the package price.

The duration of your session will vary according to your choice of package and your baby’s mood on the day.


Prior to your cake smash session, you can help your child to feel at ease by allowing them to enjoy plenty of messy play activities at home. You could even give them a small cupcake to squash so they get used to the texture of crumbs and icing between their fingers. And please don’t rush to wipe their hands until they’ve had a chance to thoroughly explore the experience! I want to encourage your child’s natural curiosity, which will help them to feel happy and confident when they are presented with a much larger cake during the actual photoshoot.

How it works


Be warned! The cake smash experience can get very messy for everyone involved, including the parents, so make sure to dress your little one (as well as yourself) in clothes that you don’t mind getting sticky!
Older siblings are welcome to join the session at the beginning before the cake smash begins, but sometimes it can also help your little one feel at ease if they have their siblings join in with eating the cake during the session too.


Finally, when the time comes to clean up at the end, there is splash time! This is a really fun way for your baby to get clean at the end of the session (and for me to take some more fun photos!). Using a specially made replica ornate bath with a giant rubber duck backdrop, the splash session makes for the perfect ending to your cake smash session.

"Absolutely brilliant!! Gemma made us feel so comfortable that we have had our pictures done 4 times now (Baby shower, 30th birthday/engagement, new born shoot & 1st birthday) all the pictures from all these events have been beautifully done & captured the occasions perfectly, highly recommend x"

Bronze Collection

Up to 2 hours session
Face to face photo viewing
Birthday Cake (gluten free option available)
5 high resolution, fully edited photos
Five matching 10″ x 8″ photo prints
Full use of props



Silver Collection

Up to 2 hours session
Face to face photo viewing
Birthday Cake (gluten free option available)
10 high resolution, fully edited photos
Ten mounted 10″ x 8″ photo prints of your chosen digital images
Full use of props
High Resolution HD slide show with all your images



Gold Collection

4 hour session
Face to face photo viewing
20+ images shown during your viewing in high resolution, fully edited,
High Resolution HD slide show with your favorite images
Ten mounted 10″ x 8″ prints of your chosen images
Facebook timeline cover photo collage
Full use of props
£100 credit towards any wall art purchase
£50 off your sitter session



Due to the fact I need to order your cake prior to the session, I require a £99 non-refundable retainer to secure your booking. This will be deducted from your final order.

At no time are you are under any obligation to purchase a single image if you don’t wish to.

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