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Cake Smash & Splash

Cake Smash & Splash Sessions

These sessions are a perfect way for your kids to celebrate their first birthday.
I usually start the session by getting some portraits, then we smash the cake up and lastly we have a little splash in the bath afterwards so you get a good variety of images.
Cake Smash sessions are held in my cosy home studio in Barnsley, South Yorkshire.
If you are interested in booking a session please get in touch, it’s never too early to book as my diary often fills up quite far in advance.

 

Session Prices

Session Only Fee
£50

Session Fee plus 5 Images
£100

Session Fee plus ALL Images
£200

Products are available to purchase seperately or save money with the above package.

(You provide the cake or I can purchase it for you for an additional £10)

 

How to Book

Please contact me first so I can check if there is availability for your session.

The non refundable booking fee of up to £25 will be required upon booking to reserve your slot. The balance is due at the session. You simply fill out a booking form online and pay the booking fee to reserve your date.

 

What’s included in Your Session

~ Up to 1 hour shoot time.
~ Use of any props and accessories as required.
~ Custom processing of at least 20-25 images in both colour and black and white.
~ Minimum of 1 watermarked preview image on Facebook (unless privacy requested).
~ Your own private password protected online viewing gallery for 30 days. This can be shared with friends and family.
~ Advice on ordering and products.

 

What are the changes due to Covid-19?
  • NHS COVID-19 QR code Check-in (please have the app downloaded ready).
  • COVID-19 Screening form.
  • If you or anyone in your household has ANY symptoms of coronavirus please call me to reschedule, I will also do the same.
  • Please bring only what you need for the session.
  • Upon arrival, I will ask you to remove your coat and shoes and sanitise yours hands before going upstairs.
  • I will be wearing a mask during the session where possible and advise you to do the same if possible.
  • Hand sanitiser will be available throughout the session.
  • My studio will be cleaned within an inch of its life prior to the session.
  • If you require snacks/drinks during your session you must bring your own.
  • Only parents in the studio during the session.
  • Sibling images will be done at either the start/end of the session due to restrictions so they don’t stay throughout the session.
  • Props only used that I can keep safe by washing and spraying.
  • 1 session a day to allow thorough cleaning in between each session.
  • All sessions will require help from the parent attending for posing etc so I am able to keep as much distance from you as possible.
  • Some props quarantined for several days that cannot be cleaned thoroughly.
  • Only shop bought cakes will be used for the session.

  

What do I need to do in preparation?

If your child has naps, try to make sure they have had a nap prior to the session to ensure your child is bright and alert for the session. For cake smash/splash sessions please bring a change of clothes and a towel. Baby wipes/tissues are always handy to bring too. If you would like your child to wear a particular outfit to be photographed in, please make sure they have this on ready for when you arrive.

 

What will happen on the shoot?

As this is a smash and splash session, we will start the session with the cake, I will provide wooden spoons for those that don’t like the feel of cake. After half an hour we will switch to the bath part of the session.
I will provide everything that we need for the session. I always ask that a parent is on hand to help with positioning and handling the child. The amount of photos depends totally on the individual being photographed. As the session is done at my home studio, it will be very comfortable; you are welcome to bring your own refreshments. The studio will be marked out in order for us to keep socially distant.

*If you prefer to have an alternative to cake please discuss this with me in advance of your session.
**If your child does not like baths and is unhappy in water we can do a portrait/cake smash session instead, replacing the bath part with portraits which we would do prior to getting the cake out and getting messy. If this is required, please let me know in advance to the session as this will require a different set up.

 
What happens after?

Once the session is over, I will edit all the photos taken on the day usually within a 2-3 week period. I will then email you with a link to view the photos on a private online gallery for 30 days. If you have digitals included in your packages this is where you will choose which images you want, I will then make them available for you to download. The instructions will be included in the email on what to do. Additional products may be purchased at this time.