Cake Smash/Birthdays pricing photoshoot

Happy first birthday!

A cake smash & splash photoshoot is a great and exciting way to celebrate your baby’s first year! We always have lots of fun during these birthday sessions, kids love all the fancy decorations, the helium balloons and all the fun and mess that it is to smash your own cake for the very first time!

A cake smash photoshoot includes a deluxe custom made birthday cake, helium decorations, banners, balloons and outfits. If you don't have any idea of what you want, don't worry, I'd love to send you some suggestions! If you'd like to supply your own cake please let me know and I will deduct £25 off the package of your choice. 

You also have the option to do a fruit, doughnut, cupcake smash  should you wish to opt for something a little bit different than a cake.

This session is in three parts:

The shoot starts off with pre smash photos which include beautiful portrait photos of your baby with all the pretty decorations and coordinating background, accessories, before they get messy.  Then of course, the cake smash photos, kids enjoy these sensory experience, where they get to smash, this part bring guaranteed smiles.  And then we finalize the session with a bubble bath that not only gives us the cutest photos of your little one, it makes sure you walk in and out of my studio with a clean baby.

All parts of the session are dependant on your baby’s participation and their mood on the day, and nothing is guaranteed, but I do my best to make sure we capture some lovely memories for you to cherish forever.

I highly recommend to book your cake smash session at least 3 weeks in advance, so we have enough time to plan and order custom props if necessary.

Although a cake smash & splash is a photoshoot specially designed for babies celebrating their first birthday, I also do generic birthday photoshoots for older children without the cake smash bit. Please enquire to find out more.

A £50 non-refundable deposit is required at the time of booking, with the remaining balance payable before or on the day of your session. Your booking will only be confirmed once the deposit is received

 
Cake Smash photoshoot Elisabeth Franco Photography Gloucester

Gold Collection £325

  • 1 hour session at my home studio in Gloucester. 
  • My commitment to you throughout. My time and skill to professionally retouch your photos
  • A professional deluxe custom cake,  beautiful selection of backdrops, props and accessories 
  • Private online viewing gallery of approximately 25 edited photos from which to select your images.
  • 20 professionally edited digital images from your gallery -sent to you via a download link-
  • 10 matching wall art prints 10X8 of your chosen digital images.
  • 1-16X12 print. 
  • Sibling shoots included.
  • £50 credit towards any wall art products
 
Cake Smash photographer in Gloucester

Silver Collection £225

  • 1  hour session at my home studio in Gloucester. 
  • My commitment to you throughout. My time and skill to professionally retouch your photos
  • A professional deluxe custom cake,  beautiful selection of backdrops, props and accessories 
  • Private online viewing gallery of approximately 15 edited photos from which to select your images.
  • 10 professionally edited digital images from your gallery -sent to you via a download link-
  • 10 matching wall art prints 10X8 of your chosen digital images.
  • Sibling shoots included
 
Professional cake smash photoshoot Gloucester Elisabeth Franco Photography

Bronze Collection £175

  • 1  hour session at my home studio in Gloucester. 
  • My commitment to you throughout. My time and skill to professionally retouch your photos
  • A professional deluxe custom cake,  beautiful selection of backdrops, props and accessories 
  • Private online viewing gallery of approximately 10 edited photos from which to select your images.
  • 5 professionally edited digital images from your gallery -sent to you via a download link-
  • 5 matching wall art prints 10X8 of your chosen digital images.
  • Sibling shoots included
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What to Expect

Award Winning Children's Photography, Gloucestershire

Booking your session

Milestone cake smashes & splashes sessions, are some of the most fun photos to shoot not only for me, but you and your little one, too.

A £50 booking deposit must be paid upon booking to secure your place in my diary. I can not reserve any date otherwise. This is non-refundable but transferable to another date or collection. This is included in your collection price and will be deducted from final payment. The outstanding balance of the Bronze collection must be paid before or on the day of the session. No images will be edited until the Bronze collection has been paid for in total. You may upgrade to the Silver, Gold collection after viewing your images in the online gallery. Your booking is completed only after the online contract agreement is signed and a deposit is made.

Once your session is confirmed,  We will chat about your vision for the session as well as define cake, props and colours that you like. This step can be done over the phone or through an online questionnaire, whichever works best for you.  I am also happy to chat through any queries or requests before the session.

*Please tell me about any allergies or food intolerances at the time of booking a Cake Smash. In the event that a child does have any allergies or food intolerances that may be relevant to the cake, I ask parents to provide the cake and I deduct £25 off the chosen collection. 

Session day

During the session relax and have fun! Make sure your baby is fed (but not overly fed) and get a good nap before the session.
Don’t assume they will dive right in. All parents hope that their little one will dive in and make a mess of the cake, that’s what you are paying for! But that doesn’t always happen and that’s okay. Not every child wants to dive right in and make a mess no matter what tricks we try. It’s important to know that even if they don’t turn their cake into a gooey pile of crumbs, I am still able to catch fun images of them poking at it or carefully picking bits of icing or decorations. It’s also a good idea to bring along a favourite toy and some snacks in case your little one needs some encouragement. 
Come prepared for some fun mess. One thing parents don’t often realize is that they too will likely become covered in cake and icing during the session , so a change of clothes for everyone, not just the birthday boy or girl, is a good idea.

What to bring:

-          An outfit for your child to be photographed in

-          Any favourite toys that are likely to grab their attention during the shoot

-          A drink for your little one (cake smashing is thirsty work!) and some snacks

-          A towel for your little one to dry after his splash session. 

-          Special soap if your little one has sensitive skin or any other skin condition.

Siblings

You are welcome to bring your other children with you to get involved in the pre-cake photos.

When dressing your children for the photoshoot please try to avoid busy patterns or logos in their clothing. I recommend choosing solid neutral colours wherever possible.

After Your Session

Images can take up to 3 weeks to go through post editing. I professionally retouch and artistically enhance each individual image presented to you.  Once your gallery is completed, I will send you a private online viewing gallery link for you to decide which images you would like and how you wish them to be presented.

Digital Image Files

Digital images are provided via a digital download only -no physical items- with full printing rights. Files are high resolution which allows you to print as big as you’d like. 

Prints & Extra digital images

In addition to the prints you receive within your chosen collection, you can order additional prints of your favourite photos. We offer high quality professional grade prints as standard.            Find out more under our additional products tab.  

  • Any extra prints, digitals and canvases can be only purchased after a collection has been chosen. 
  • Extra high resolution fully edited images are £15 each.

  • **Special offer, purchase a  beautiful Glass Bottle with Wood Cork USB Flash Drive to store all your images for an extra £15*** 
Elisabeth Franco Photography Gloucester