Cake smash photo shoot Essex | Cake smash fun!

Laura Whitchurch Photography - available for cake smashes all around the Essex area.

Is there any better way to spend your birthday than have a cake placed in front of you to destroy and eat? Throw it, beat it with a spoon, eat it.. whatever your little one wishes! A cake smash is such a fun way to capture those most fun and playful moments along with celebrating and uniquely document that first birthday milestone. You don't want to miss out! (It's also such good fun to watch.. and join in if you wish!)

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This age is such a great age to photograph! They may be saying their first words, trying to walk and starting to really show their character. I always get to capture the most funny and hilarious moments during cake smashes!

I have a large selection of different, tasteful decor pieces and coloured backgrounds to create a cake smash set that you love.. From paper fans in a large selection of colours to pom pom and tassel bunting. You won't be stuck for choice! Hopefully you’ll be able to create your perfect cake smash photo shoot set from the selection I have for you.


My cake smash sessions take place in a fully equipped studio in Essex and are 1-1.5 hours long. The extra half hour allows time for your little one to get settled into the environment. Sometimes it takes a few minutes for them to work out why their parents are telling them to smash up food and break the rules! But after some encouragement and reassurance they soon settle in and often can’t get enough! You can split up the cake smash session however you wish between the cake smash, tin bath shots and you’re even more than welcome to incorporate some family photos first or some regular portraits photos of your little one without the cake.

Cake smash Essex

If you was interested in a first birthday photo shoot but was unsure as to whether you’re child would like getting messy for example; I offer the same set ups and decoration without the cake which includes the same amount of images and you have the choice of a 30 minute or 1 hour shoot; whatever you think best suits your little one. For more information on this, feel free to drop me a message, email or phone call.

Cake smash, Essex pricing.

The investment for my cake smash photo shoots is £80 for a 1-1.5 hour session including 3 high resolution, professionally edited images of your choice. Please contact me for bespoke quotes if you require more images or longer studio time.

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If you’d like any recommendations on places to get the cake or outfit in Essex for your cake smash then please don’t hesitate to contact me as I have a list of trusty people and places!

Where possible, I would always advise booking cake smash photo shoots up to 1 month before the preferred date in order to secure your slot. So why wait? Get in touch and book your cake smash photo shoot in Essex today. You can get in touch by filling out the contact form or sending me an email at We can discuss our ideas for the shoot and any other services you may be interested in.

Laura Whitchurch Photography is available for cake smash photo shoot bookings now and is located in Essex, easily accessible from Chelmsford, Rayleigh, Woodham, Maldon, Leigh-on-Sea, Thundersley, Southend, Billericay and Brentwood.

You can also check out my other photo shoots in Essex for child portraits, child modelling portfolios, fine art portraits and baby mini sessions. All are available for booking all year round.

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Laura Whitchurch