Today we will talk about Cake Smash in Edinburgh. How the process runs and what to expect. You will see many cute images and little backstage videos of how these photoshoots happen.

I have a fun and messy cake smash photo session to show you. Sophia-Belle reached a beautiful milestone, she just turned ONE! We celebrated her first birthday with a beautiful pink chocolate cake and she managed to smash it really well. Check her other bump to baby year sessions here.

little baby girl is eating cake during the cake smash photoshoot
Cake smash photos in Edinburgh

You might ask what is 1st Birthday Cake smash?

I have done cake smash photos in Edinburgh for the past few years now, and it is so much fun and mess. I keep it simple, but nice. I prefer the background to be plain so we can concentrate on baby and cake eating tasks. The family is most welcome to bring their props, setups etc. Birthday cake smash session is becoming increasingly popular, and you can do them in different styles. Sometimes little ones get dressed in funny hats, and boys get outfits with ties.

Video showing how we do cake smashes

Baby Cake Smash Photoshoots consists of three stages. Let me show you these.

Baby Photos with Family – Stage 1

First, we start with baby portraits. We take a nice headshot, full body shots and beautiful family photo too. If the little one is walking, I take some walking shots as well. I will ask you if you prefer light or dark background photos and we start the session.

Baby photos before the cake smash

You can see more beautiful examples of my  baby photography here. Some inspiration for sure.

Cake Smash Photos – Stage 2

After baby portraits are done we bring out the most important bit, nice soft giant chocolate or vanilla birthday cupcake :) You have choices of colours and customisations for themes. Little ones love to explore and find out what is that colourful tower and of course the fun begins with destroying the cake.

Video of twins cake smash

Cake Smash Photography Gallery

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“ The session was a great laugh! Armands was fantastic with both children, playing with them, teasing them etc. His energy was sooo impressive.  The end result was a wide variety of high-quality photos, which is a testament to his energy and, of course, his skill. My favourite part was the cake destruction of course and watching Evie exploring it. Very amusing and beautiful images. Thank you Armands.”

Bath splashes and bubbles

Once the cake is finished, and the belly is full, everything is in a mess, we bring out the bath and wash our little birthday people. Let them splash and start the bubble machine :) Trust me it can get flooded around my place. Splashes go everywhere and trust me no encouragement needed here :) Very often the most fun part for little ones!

cake smash bath splashes in Edinburgh studio
Bubble bath after the cake smash

Gallery of little Sophia-Belle’s 1st birthday cake smash.

As you can see it is a pretty comprehensive photo session. We have three stages to cover and this normally results in 60+ photos from your photo session. A beautiful set to print in the album or make a nice wall gallery.

Pricing for the Cake Smash Photography


Session fee is £85. This includes the exclusive use of my photography studio (up to several hours, as required), the photographer’s talent (and a personalised giant cupcake cake for the photoshoot). Normally from these sessions, you would have 60+ images to choose from at your viewing appointment.

Digital image collection starts from £295. We do offer a wall and album products too. Get in touch for the full information.

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