Cake smash, Essex | 1st birthday fun!

They grow up so fast, don’t they? Every parent often feels that if they blink they’ll miss a milestone in their little one’s life. But with a cake smash photo shoot in Essex, you can capture precious moments forever, so the image will remain to remind you of that wonderful time.

Why a cake smash in Essex? If there is anything cuter than photographs of tiny babies, it’s photographs of tiny babies covered in cake and causing mischief. Some of the best images come from unexpected moments as little ones grab the cake, eat it, or even decide to go headfirst into the cake. To put it simply, a cake smash in Essex is the perfect way to capture adorable and funny memories of your little one having a smashing time.


With a variety of beautiful and fun backdrops to choose from, we can customize your cake smash photo shoot in Essex just how you’d like it. I have a range of props in a whole host of colours to add a little extra something to your shoot. During booking, we can discuss the options available and find the perfect setup for your little one’s cake smash.

 Now for the big question, what’s the investment? For just £80, you get a 1.5 hour session and 3 high-resolution professionally edited images of your choice. If you’d like a longer session time or more images, simply get in touch and I can provide a bespoke quote.

 Your photo shoot is booked for 1-1.5 hours to give enough time for your little one to settle into the environment. Smashing up a cake in front of some bright lights can seem like a strange environment, so it’s very normal for them to take a little time to settle in and let their personality come out and enjoy themselves. The extra half hour also gives you the opportunity to incorporate different shots including the option of using my vintage tin bath or getting the family involved for some group photos.


If you’d like advice on where to get a cute and extremely tasty cake for the photo shoot, get in touch and I can give you my recommendations for trusted and brilliant suppliers in the area.

As delicious as they are cake might not be the best option for your little one’s photo shoot and that is absolutely fine. I can also do photo shoots in Essex for babies and children with a large range of props and setups. Whether it’s to celebrate their first birthday or you simply want to capture their adorable tiny face and big personality, get in touch to discuss options

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.

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Laura Whitchurch