Messy Cake Smash Photos in Edinburgh you'll love forever.
FACT: Babies are happiest when they are covered in food.
They love to dig their little hands in and proceed to smush every morsel into the vicinity of their mouths (although hair and ears are often excellent options!)
While often supremely annoying for parents, these moments can also present as golden opportunities for totally adorable cake smash photos.
And the Cake Smash Photos were born.
Your little one is not so little anymore, whole year has passed and that little newborn baby now is about to achieve massive milestone - First Birthday! The Cake Smash photography works particularly well on first birthdays. Kids are extremely tactile at this age, and really love to dig in. And hey, if little one suddenly decides they have an aversion to cake, I can get creative and work with that too. It’s all about your baby being happy and having fun. And if things get a little crazy, I can get some great shots in a make-shift tub getting all cleaned up again! Bubbles recommended!
Cake Smash Photos Portfolio
" We did a cake smash session for our son 3 years ago and were keen to do another for our daughter when she was about to turn one. I googled photographers in the local area and picked Armands for three key reasons - his portfolio is beautiful (cake smash and otherwise), his pricing is competitive and he was flexible with his availability meaning the shoot could happen on a Sunday afternoon. The session was a great laugh! Armands was fantastic with both children, playing with them, teasing them etc. He had toys to keep them occupied and endless funny noises to encourage that elusive smile. His energy was also impressive. We went through four or five different scenes including various backdrops. The end result of a wide variety of high quality images is a testament to this energy and of course his skill. My favourite part was the cake destruction of course and watching Evie exploring it (with the help of her brother). The last scene with the bath was an added bonus. Very amusing and beautiful images. Thank you Armands." Natasha, Edinburgh
Fill out contact form or Call studio on 07850209999 today to book in the big day, and let me know your colour and flavour preferences for the cake. Check out my caesmash portfolio above to get a feel for why the Cake Smash Photos is a smashing hit with parents and babies alike.
What to expect from your Cake Smash Photos
- You will have from 1-2hours to play, eat and create an ooey-gooey delicious mess without the worry of getting messy. The more the mess, the better it will look! Check this article I wrote about rundown of cake smash photoshoot
- Your little angel's face will be covered with tasty chocolate sponge - from their head to their toes, and maybe even little on you too. But what is most important is how blissfully happy that chocolate little face will be!
- Baby and family portraits to share with granny and to make beautiful artwork for your house.
- To wrap up the session will be a warm bath with a cloud of fragrant bubbles to delight your little pumpkin, so prepare for loads of big splashes and baby squeals. I'll be right there to get all the mischievous smiles and happy giggles from your squeaky clean baby.
We recently returned to Armands for a cake smash shoot which was something totally new to me! As you would expect, with a one year old, three older boys, and a chocolate cake, this was a completely different experience altogether!! It was loud, fun and messy, but extremely enjoyable and Armands displayed the same patience he had done previously, encouraging us to have more fun and make more mess!!! Our images from the day reflect this and once again I am delighted with how beautifully the photos have turned out! I only have praise for Armands and his work–he strikes the perfect balance between exceptional quality and affordability and his customer service (which I’ve often found to be lacking in other photographers) is second to none! I look forward to further photos shoots with Armands in the near future–after all I still have some wall space to fill!!
Couple of Real Cake Smash Session to Wet Your Appetite
When To Do The Cake Smash Photos
Baby’s first birthday is an ideal time to do the Cake Smash Photos. But truly, anytime around this age can be a great time to capture these photos. Babies are just getting used to using their little hands, and typically will attack their cake with gusto.
Where To Get The Cake From
We are happy to provide the cake for your baby’s cake smash. Just let us know what flavour (chocolate does seem to be the universal favourite, however!) and colour, and all you have to do is show up. Easy! However, if you’re a baker and want to bring your own cake, that’s totally fine by me. Just let me know your preference at the time of booking.
What To Wear For The Cake Smash Photoshoot
You have two main stages during the photo session. The first is when your little one get their classic baby portraits done like nice close ups, crawling/walking images and some images with their favourite props. Here, we normally change into few different outfits (2-3 typically works the best).
The second part of the session is where you have a messy cake smash, and here you can decide if you wish baby to wear only cool shorts or some sort of birthday outfit. Cute rompers for little ladies or a nice hat, tie and shorts for little boys. Most of the time families would bring little suitcases with clothes for me to choose from, or they go for a little shopping spree particularly for this occasion. Remember your little one will be ONE only once. So we can make this day super exciting and special.
Do You Have Props For The Session
I have many cute stools, wagons, and some cute bunting too. If you have specific colour requests for the background, I’m sure we can sort that out too. Feel free to bring your own balloons, birthday decorations etc. There are also a few clothing pieces which can look particularly beautiful. Feel free to have look through the baby gallery and cake smash photos gallery to get better feel how this could look like for you.
Few ideas for boy and girl outfits.
Finish with Bath Photoshoot?!
Splash explosions with great determination to get as much water as possible out of the bath. This is the only way to describe the action that happens during the bubble bath part. Big smiles and bubbles everywhere! What can be more fun for your little one? Foam dripping down their little face and showing off virtuoso moves in the bath. Be prepared for some wetness!
When we arrived I think Armands thought my mum, Annaliese and I were moving in but still he laughed and we quickly talked about what we would do. Armands took us through his thoughts and a plan was formulated. I have to say Annaliese had a ball! So did we. The photos captured so many of expressions that I see from Annaliese throughout our adventures together. I think you can really see how much fun was had in the photographs. The caked smash has extra significance because it was actually her first birthday. What better way to have fun on your first birthday! Annaliese is my first child and my mum’s first grandchild and as such we want to savour every single moment and capturing milestones and special times are priceless x
How Much Does it Cost?
You will receive an amazing and unique set of photos. As you have already noticed you will have wide variety of photos to choose from. There will be photos for everyone’s taste, from grandma, to families abroad, as well as portraits to decorate your walls at home. Messy cake smash images will be perfect for kitchen decor or baby’s nursery. Normally from these sessions you would see 50+ images.
Session fee is £85
Session fee includes photography time,personalised cake and photographer’s talent.
Presentation and Wall products start from £190
Digital image collections start from £295