how we work
Cake smash & Splash sessions are especially tailored for one year olds. These sessions are a celebration of your little ones first birthday and the perfect opportunity to capture their personalities and allow them to make as much mess as possible!
Older children are still welcome to have a cake smash shoot however, they may be unable to fit in the outfits we provide and the bath tub.
We style each session to your choice of theme or colour scheme and provide helium balloons and accessories to match.
Each set design is completely unique to you and can be as simple or creative as you would like it to be.
No matter how crazy your idea, we can make it come to life!
First we start with shooting portraits of your little one in their birthday outfit, then it's time for cake!
For those who have booked our Spice package, once we are done with smashing, we fill up our special bath time tub for some epic splashing and bubble blowing!
All our sessions include use of all props, backdrops, studio equipment and outfits.
We have a variety of backdrop colours to choose from - White, Cream, Grey, Brown, Pink, Blue, Purple, Green, Turquoise and Orange.
We also offer Paint Splash sessions for those little Picasso's who would prefer to get creative.
These sessions are best done with yogurt and food colouring so that is is safe and edible!
As these sessions require slightly more planning, we recommend that you book your session at least 4-6 weeks early to avoid any disappointment and to allow yourself plenty of time to organise the cake and outfit. If you require your photographs ready in time for your little ones birthday, please ensure that we are aware of this before booking.
A mini cake is provided within our spice package only. We have teamed up with Leah at LB Bakes to create a mini cake that will match your colours and theme! This is all organised by us on your behalf and will be ready at our studio on the day of your session.
Mini cakes are not included in any other session however, you have the choice to provide your own cake or for an additional fee, we can organise a special cake for your little one.
Sadly, we cannot supply personalised clothing and items so please don't forget to bring with you outfits that you would like your little one to wear. These sessions can get very messy so please bring along some spare clothes, towels and extra wipes.
up to 1 hour session
10 digital images via download
full use of all props
simple set and small balloon garland
up to 1.5 hour session
bath splash included
full gallery supplied via download
full use of all props
very creative set and large balloon garland
lb bakes mini cake included
Our new birthday minis are a great alternative to our cake smash sessions.
Maybe your child isn't too keen on cake or doesn't enjoy getting their hands dirty or maybe you would prefer a session less costly... and that's okay!
Our new session is absolutely perfect for you and your little one and still allows you to celebrate their birthday with the same beautiful outcome!
Our balloon boxes can have a subtle theme. We can provide any number or letters to celebrate other ages if requested. Cake can still be bought along to these sessions, the set design will be basic and simple.
45 minute session
5 digital images via download
basic set with letter or number balloon boxes
All sessions require a £50.00 non refundable booking fee to secure your session which will be deducted from the price. The remaining amount owed is due the day before your session.
Once your session has ended, your images will go through our selection process and we will then being your editing your gallery.
You will then receive a password protected online gallery for you to view, favourite and select your images. All images will be digitally enhanced, retouched and high resolution perfect for printing.
You are more than welcome to choose more images than what your package includes. Additional images will be charged at £15.00 per digital file.
“WONDERFUL STUDIO WITH LOTS OF BEAUTIFUL PROPS AND OUTFITS. DEANA WAS SO PATIENT WITH US AS OUR LITTLE ONE WASN'T IN THE BEST OF MOODS AND SHE MANAGED TO CAPTURE SOME REALLY BEAUTIFUL SHOTS. WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND"
“DEANA IS FANTASTIC! HAVING GONE TO DEANA FOR DAUGHTER'S NEWBORN SHOOT IT WAS A NO-BRAINER TO RETURN FOR HER 1ST BIRTHDAY. WE ALL HAD GREAT FUN AT THE SHOOT AND WE ARE DELIGHTTED ONCE AGAIN WITH THE PHOTOS!"