CakesmashSomething different for that 1st Birthday!
So it's your child's first birthday, so why not try something different!
There are no rules! Book your session either for before or on you kid's first birthday, come along and let the fun begin! We don't know what will happen, how your child will react, but what you will have is a lasting memory of a very unpredictable situation!
So how do we do it?
When booking your shoot, we discuss your thoughts, but ultimately, you can leave it all with us. You can supply some personal props if you wish, or let us plan it. You can supply the cake, but not all off the shelf cakes are suitable as icing may be too hard, or the cake won't break up easily. With this in mind, we can provide a cake to suit a boy or girl that will be suitable for the smash and in line with your child's dietary requirements, although I'm not sure this applies too much for cake.
Although each shoot is bespoke, we will normally take some portrait shots before the cake comes out, that way you can ensure some nice birthday shots. You are more than welcome to bring siblings or other family members, but we suggest you keep things to a minimum to avoid any distractions, or children fighting over cake!
We offer a few set options which all include 2 10x8 photographs of your choice plus online viewing and ordering for family and friends. With everything we offer, we can tailor everything to your own requirements.
1. £95.00 Cake smash shoot. Your choice of 2 10x8 prints. Online viewing and ordering for you and your family.
2. £125.00 Cake smash shoot. Your choice of 2 10x8 prints. Hi res digital files of your chosen photos. Online viewing and ordering for you and your family.
3. £145.00 Cake smash shoot. Your choice of 2 10x8 prints. Hi res digital files of your chosen photos, plus 3 more hi res files. Online viewing and ordering for you and your family.
4. £195.00 Cake smash shoot. Hi res digital files of all images. Online viewing and ordering for you and your family.
We do offer additional wall products which are available at our normal portrait prices.
Q. How long will the shoot take?
A. We allow 1 hour, but it's over when the cake is no more!
Q. Do we supply the cake?
A. Yes! Your choice of cake is important. It needs to be able to cause maximum mess! We have a supplier who can happily make an affordable cake which will fit the bill for a cost of £20. The cake has to look good, and be tasty, but it will end up in the bin!
Q. Can we involve siblings and perhaps combine with a family shoot?
A. We feel it's best to keep things separate, simply because the attention span of a 1 yr old is limited. What we can do is offer a complementary family shoot to make life easier.
Q. Do you have different scenes and props?
A. Yes. We will discuss this with you at the time of booking and so cater for your own requirements, and boy or girl!
Q. Can I print from the digital files?
A. Yes, but only those listed in your package. All images online are watermarked unless option 4 is chosen. We will be happy to provide 2 images for social media.
Q. How long after the shoot will it be before I see the images?
A. As it is usually in line with a birthday, we will have the photographs available to view online that day, but will also send an image for social media.
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