How it works

Celebrate your baby's first birthday with a Cake Smash with Ipswich Photographer, Little Violet Photography.

Hands up who loves cake?! OK, so maybe your baby hasn’t really tasted much cake before, but you know how soft and crumbly it is? Your baby will love exploring the textures of the cake and buttercream, as well as the sweet taste. A Cake Smash with Ipswich Photographer Little Violet Photography, can be accurately described as a sensory experience.

Will your little one dive in face first? Delicately spread the buttercream around? Or maybe they will try and share it with you?! However they choose to enjoy their Cake Smash, I will be capturing all of it on my camera.



We loved everything about our smash session, and apart from deciding on what colours we wanted, Carly sorted everything else out so there was no hassle for us!

Such a fun photoshoot, Milo loved it, and we smile every time we look at our framed images!

Thank you so very much.




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Up to 90 minutes studio time

Portrait, Cake Smash & Splash

Five high resolution images by download

Customised setup/theme

Custom cake

Bubble bath



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Most popular

Up to 90 minutes studio time

Portrait, Cake Smash & Splash

Ten high resolution images by download

Customised setup/theme

Custom cake

Bubble bath



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Up to 90 minutes studio time

Portrait, Cake Smash & Splash

20+ high resolution images on USB

Customised setup/theme

Custom cake

Bubble bath

Storyteller Frame

Free Gift



Having no idea what a cake smash photo shoot would be like, we were pleasantly surprised at how much fun it was! Esme had such fun and we enjoyed it so much – even though we got more cake on us than she did! Such a fantastic memory for us to share together. Thanks so much x



All cake smash shoots include your time in the studio, a professionally baked cake from a local baker, custom setup in your choice of colours or theme, matching outfit and a bubble bath in a miniature roll top bath to clean up in.

Normally you can take the rest of the cake home with you, and the balloons if you would like them.

If you are interested in purchasing the outfit for your baby’s memory box, this can be arranged.

It’s £75 to book your shoot. You don’t need to pay anything else until you view your images at your Viewing Appointment. 

Your £75 is the deducted from your final order.

It’s not a problem, my cake maker can cater to allergies. Or another alternative would be a jelly or a fruit smash.
It is very important that you let me know on your questionnaire if baby has any allergies as this needed to be noted at the time I place the order for the cake.

Cake smashes work best for baby’s first birthday. Due to needing to order the cake and any props, a month’s notice is required. 

Last minute bookings can sometimes be accommodated but this depends on the time of year and the setup. Please message me as it’s always worth asking just incase.

This varies from baby to baby. Some barely touch the cake, others manage to smear it all over their parents!

I’d recommend bringing a change of clothes for yourself for the car journey home, and plenty of baby wipes!

Yes, I have photographed parents and older siblings along with the birthday baby. However due to space restrictions you will be photographed in front of the cake smash setup, which will have already been designed ready for your arrival.

Baby can wear a smart outfit for some portrait photos before the cake smash part if you like. This can be nice to show off an outfit a family member may have bought them.

Otherwise, just a towel and a drink as little one may be thirsty after their cake.

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Send us a message to get your Cake Smash booked in! It’s best to give us at least a month’s notice so we can make sure there is enough time to order your cake and any props. Also, if you would like your photos ready for little one’s birthday then booking at least 3 weeks before is advised.