Hurrah…you have survived the sleepless nights, the endless nappy changes and  a year of nothing but baby talk…and now your little bundle of fun is turning one!

What better way is there to celebrate your little ones milestone 1st birthday than with cake?  Well how about a whole cake to themselves that they can smash and eat with their toes!  This is one of my most favourite shoots, they are soooo much fun!  Their little faces as they realise that yes, they can actually eat this sugary feast before them!  They dive in with both hands (and sometimes feet!) and cover themselves in cake…the smiles!  Once everyone is full (Yes, everyone helps out with the eating!) we have a gorgeous little tub for the clean up shots…bubbles galore…or milk galore if you fancy that instead!

There is time at the start of the shoot to get a family portrait, as well as any sibling shots…we do this at the start before everyone gets covered in cake!  We will also capture some portraits of your little one beforehand….their mood permitting obviously!

What to expect at a Cake Smash shoot

Shoots are held in our studio, it is a beautiful barn conversion, in between Corby and Market Harborough. We are in a quiet little village, its all very calm and peaceful…until the cake is unleashed!

We have a large selection of outfits, props and backdrops which are all available to you. Our cake smash sessions can be tailored to your choice of colour or theme, which is discussed upon booking.

Our aim is to create beautiful pieces of artwork to compliment your home so each shoot is tailored to your tastes and requirements. We can discuss this at an initial consultation or when you arrive for your shoot. You are also more than welcome to book an appointment to come in and have a look round before you book a shoot with us.

When is the best time to do a Cake Smash shoot?

Shoots can be done whenever suits you.  Some parents choose to book in a week or two before the actual birthday, so that you can have the pictures in time for their birthday…perfect to share on social media to celebrate!  Or some come on their actual birthday to make a day of celebrations…messy ones!

What to bring to your Cake Smash shoot?

We find bringing your child helps with your waistline or you will eat the entire cake yourself (I have done an adult cake smash and I can tell you it is harder than it looks to eat an entire cake!)

We don’t at present provide birthday cakes due to recent Covid 19 guidelines, we can put you in touch with local bakers.  Alternatively you can bake your own if you are a God in the kitchen…or buy one from a local supermarket…the squishier and creamier the better!

We provide everything else, however please bring bubble bath and a towel for the splash session if your child has sensitive skin.

When is the best time to book a session?

We recommend that you book early to guarantee that we will have a space around your child’s birthday. We only take a certain amount of bookings each month to guarantee we will be available for you and even less now with recent Covid 19 guidelines.   We do sometimes have last minute availability so please contact us directly if your child’s birthday is coming up soon.

Cake Smash Pricing

After the session you will be invited back to our studio to view your final gallery of around 40 fully edited beautiful images of your session.  It is at this point that you may decide which package you may wish to purchase.  At Daisy Dots we don’t charge a session fee and you are under no obligation to purchase any package or single image should you not wish to do so.  Effectively the shoot itself is free.  Should you wish to purchase just a few images or prints rather than a package, we do have a minimum order of £199 due to the time involved in editing and processing of these.There is a £50 refundable retainer required at time of booking to secure your space.  This will be deducted from your final order.

Sugar Plum

£199
  • 2 hour studio time
  • Face to Face viewing session
  • 10 High resolution, fully edited photos on USB stick
  • Ten 6x9 size photo prints of your chosen images
  • Full use of props

Candy Land

£299
  • 2 hour studio session
  • Private viewing session
  • 20 High resolution, beautifully edited digital photographs on a USB stick
  • High resolution slideshow of your images
  • Twenty 6 x 9 size photo prints of your chosen digital images
  • Full use of props & outfits

Cherry on Top

£399
  • 2 hour session
  • Face to face viewing session
  • All images (40) shown during your viewing in high resolution, fully edited, on a USB stick
  • High Resolution slide show with all your images
  • Twenty mounted 6 x 9 size prints of your chosen images
  • Facebook timeline cover photo collage
  • Full use of props and outfits
  • £100 credit towards any wall art purchase
  • £100 voucher towards next session

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