A photo shoot can last up to four hours, all depending on how well your baby settles. We recommend that you try and keep baby awake as long as possible before your photo shoot so that they are so tired and will quickly fall asleep once they are in the studio. We do understand that coming into a strange house will have different smells and things that will alert your baby; as will coming in from the cold and getting undressed. If your baby is really tired beforehand then there should be no problem in getting your baby off to sleep quickly.
The poses that the baby will be put into require your baby fully asleep and just cannot be done with a wide-awake baby. If however, your baby is adamant they are not going to sleep, we can still achieve some lovely poses and create some beautiful images of your baby.
We recommend that you bring at least two feeds with you as the warm lights of the studio will make your baby thirsty, plus its hungry work being a model! The same goes for you, you might want to bring a snack or a sandwich to keep you going if the session runs over a lunchtime. There will be tea and coffee available but making you drinks eats into my camera time, and it is better if you could bring a top up drink.
The studio is kept very warm to keep your baby as warm and as comfortable as possible, that means you might get hot too, so dress in layers to keep yourself comfortable!
The cost of the 1st Birthday Cake Smash & Splash is £169; £69 booking fee and then £100 payable on the day. Payments can be made by installments prior to the day of the photo shoot.
Included in this price is the cake, personalised cake topper, ballon garland and bathtime with bubbles. 12 to 15 digital images available to download from our online gallery, where possible on the same day.
That is not a problem you can have both, for an additional £65
Wear something that you don’t mind getting cake and icing on, that is machine washable. Wear a special outfit or a “I am 1” vest, it’s your choice what they wear – clothing is not included in the cost of the photoshoot.
No problem, we can do a jelly smash, fruit (watermelon looks good) or a pie smash; whatever their allergies or intolerances we can accommodate their needs; just let us know in advance of the photoshoot so we can make everything perfect for their special event!
Very professional with fantastic photos taken. Mandy works around the baby which I loved she didn't push any poses if my little boy was unhappy with any positions she tried something he was more comfortable with. She is very patient and is happy for the shoot to take as long as necessary to get the best picture. Highly recommended!
Fantastic.. highly recommended
Photos are fabulous and the lady who photographs was really good with her, very professional. Definitely recommend!
Amazing... definitely happy with the end result!! Thank you
Absolutely fantastic!!! She is very professional and even more patient! I went with my baby boy who was least co operative with the sleeping poses! Took us a good couple of hours and she still managed to get the most amazing pics of him!!! Very talented!!! Would highly recommend! Thank you xx