Celebrate your baby’s first birthday with a cake smash at my Gloucester photography studio. Let your little one loose with a cake all to themselves while I capture all the fun on camera (and clean up the mess afterwards!)! Or if you’d prefer something a little healthier, why not try a fruit smash – pick your child’s favourite fruits and let them go wild. With Messy Milestone sessions we can avoid the food altogether and just let them get downright dirty. The world is your oyster – just let me know what you’ve got in mind!
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The birthday / cake smash photography packages available to you are listed below but please don’t get too caught up in them now. You don’t need to make any decisions until after you’ve seen your photographs. All I ask on booking is that you pay £100 as a deposit to secure your appointment and this will be credited entirely to your chosen package at your View and Order Appointment. If you’d prefer to make a bespoke order, you’re more than welcome to do so, however there is a minimum spend of £299.
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Yes! You are more than welcome to pay for your preferred photography package in monthly instalments in the run up to your session. Please let me know if you’d like to take advantage of this when booking your session. Payment plans can also be used to pay for your products after your view and order session, however no photographic products will be received until your invoice is paid in full.
No, you are welcome to make a bespoke order. There is, however, a minimum spend equal to the relevant silver package.
Ideally, yes. The purpose of the view and order session is for you to sit back and enjoy your photographs and decide which, if any, package is right for you. Additional view and order sessions may be requested, however a booking fee will apply.
No. However, I can recommend local bakers and will shortly be writing a blog post on the best supermarket cake smash cakes on the market to save you shopping around!
I’ve written a blog post detailing the additional precautions in place due to COVID-19. If you have any questions about something that I haven’t covered, then please do not hesitate to ask.
As a newborn photographer, I have to be really careful not to pass on any nasty germs to the babies that enter my studio so, please, if you have any contagious illnesses, I do ask that you stay away from the studio for at least 48 hours. There is no charge for rescheduling planned sessions due to illness, so let’s be safe rather than sorry.
Standard terms and conditions can be found here.
As your photoshoot draws to a close, we’ll arrange a convenient date and time for you to return to the studio for your view and order session. I don’t like to keep clients waiting too long, so I normally aim to get you back within a couple of weeks of your photo session.
If you can’t wait that long, you’ll be offered the opportunity of a sneak peek of one of your photographs on Facebook the evening of your photoshoot. Please note that I need your consent to use your images in this manner, so if you have not already opted into this within your contract, you may be asked to complete a model release form.
At your view and order appointment, you’ll be shown a beautiful, customised slideshow of all of your photographs. You’ll be reminded of the packages available and shown the art of the possible when it comes to wall art. And then it’s up to you to choose how you’d like to proceed. There’s never any pressure and, of course, if you don’t fall in love with your photographs, I will happily refund your deposit. Thankfully I can report that 100% of my clients have loved their photographs!
Orders are to be made at the view and order session so please make sure all decision makers can attend. I accept cash or debit card and can also offer payment plans if necessary.
I am passionate about helping families across Gloucestershire to celebrate family life but I know that not everyone is fortunate enough to be able to afford a luxury such as professional photography to help them do this. From an early stage in my business, I decided that I would do my bit to support those who can’t, so I chose to donate a portion of all standard packages sold to two charities in Gloucestershire that resonated with my values, Gloucestershire Bundles and The Family Haven.
You can find out a little more about this here.
A £100 deposit is payable for all photo sessions to secure your booking. This is then used as a credit towards whichever package or products you would like to buy. The deposit is non-refundable in the event of a no-show.
After booking you’ll be sent a confirmation email explaining any useful titbits for your photo session and you’ll be invited to my home studio in Gloucester.
Cake smash sessions aren’t very long – maybe up to an hour. We’ll go at your baby’s pace to make sure they’re enjoying themselves. After the cake eating, we’ll do a dip in the tub and turn the cake smash into a fun splash session!
If you want, you can have a sneak peek of your session posted online the very same evening!
Whenever you’d like! Normally I’d expect to do cake smashes for a first or second birthday but there’s no hard and fast rules! If you’ve got a theme in mind then you’re best giving me a good four weeks’ notice so that I can get in whatever we need to give you the look you’re after!
After your photoshoot, your photographs will be edited to my highest standards before being presented to you. This process typically takes three weeks, however may take a little longer during busy periods. As soon as your photographs are ready, you’ll be invited back for your personal view and order session, where you’ll be able to view your photographs and choose the packages and products that you would like to purchase.
Please note that some mini sessions and event photography packages may not include a personal view and order session; in these cases you will be provided with an online gallery from which to download your photographs.
My studio is located at my home in Longlevens, moments off the A40 and M5 motorway, making it ideally situated for clients in Gloucester, Cheltenham and further afield.
I’d love to! But I will never show your photographs to anyone without your consent. When you sign your portrait photography contract, you’ll be asked permission to use photographs from your session for marketing purposes. I know that some people feel uneasy about this until they’ve seen their images and that’s fine. You’re welcome to make up your mind at your view and order session and, if you’re happy for me to share your beautiful images with the world, I’ll simply fill ask you to fill in a model release consent form. And of course, if you’d prefer they stayed private, then that’s absolutely fine as well.
I wrote a blog post which goes into a little more detail about this here.