Enjoy an exciting, entertaining cake smash session – capture a fun and creative memory you’ll never forget!

It’s a difficult decision: what do you give as a gift to a toddler that has everything? Solution – fun!! Putting a child in front of a cake with a mound of soft icing usually seems like a bad idea – but we think you’ll agree that cake smash photos are a great way to mark a birthday.

Cake smash photography is quickly becoming very popular – they are great fun for the children and the parents. More enjoyable than formal, posed portraits and resulting in amazing, colourful photos. At Mae Photography our main focus is capturing genuine, natural emotion in your child as they get stuck into messy play with their cake.

The sessions last around 45 minutes; enough time for your child to settle in and become accustomed to the studio setup and breaks can be taken throughout if needed. Although cake smash sessions are most popular for first birthdays, we offer them for children up to the age of five.

There are a few additional options that you may wish to consider with your cake smash shoot…

cake-smash-photography-colchesterDoes your child have a favourite colour? No problem… We work with a local, fabulous cake supplier to create a personalised cake for your child, which can include their name or age. While this is encouraged, you can provide the cake yourself if you wish. Please remember to let us know if your child has any allergies, dietary requirements or special needs that should be considered when supplying the cake and photographing your child.

colchester-cake-smash-photoThe vintage charm of bunting with your child’s name on it. Some of our packages offer personalised bunting to be used as part of the backdrop for your session. Generally the bunting displays your child’s name but can be personalised with whatever text you wish. The bunting is yours to keep afterwards making a great decoration for your child’s bedroom.

cake-smash-photographerIt’s great to be colour co-ordinated! Consider having a personalised t-shirt made, in your choice of colours with your childs name embroidered across the front. We’ll need to know sizing beforehand and it will take a few days to prepare the t-shirt, but this is a beautiful momento to keep in your memory box too.

Mae Photography’s Top Tips:

  • Come prepared to get messy – children and adults.
  • Bring lots of wet wipes and a change of clothes.
  • Make sure your child has left room for cake!
  • Tell us of any allergies or dietary requirements.

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There are several packages to choose from that give lots of print options. Included with every package is a free private website gallery that you can share with all your friends and family – they can even buy prints online too! Click here for more information about prices and booking information.

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Sneak a Peek at our
Cake Smash Portfolio…