Cake Smash Photoshoots in Gloucester

A whole year of you!

After a whole year of firsts, why not celebrate your baby’s first birthday with a cake smash and splash session 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!).

Either choose a cake smash as a fun celebration for your little one’s birthday, or choose a date a little earlier to get your photos back in time to share on the big day!

If cake’s not your thing, you could try something a little healthier with a fruit smash, or keep things simple with a simple themed photoshoot.

Cake Smash Pricing

What your session includes


  •  A 1 hour photoshoot including a 4 inch cake
  • Pre-session consultation (Because choosing the right photographer to work with your little one means choosing someone you can trust!)
  • Welcome guide to help you prepare for your (stress-free) session
  • A range of props and outfits to create the perfect theme for your baby’s photoshoot
  • Professional editing of your photographs
  • A personalised photo Reveal and Ordering appointment, so you won’t need to choose a package until you have seen your final gallery
  • A same day sneak peek of one of your photos on social media (optional)

Cake Smash Photography Gallery

Cake Smash Photoshoot Gloucester Photographer - Moments by Katie Mitchell Photography
Cake Smash Photoshoot Gloucester Photographer - Moments by Katie Mitchell Photography
Cake Smash Photoshoot Gloucester Photographer - Moments by Katie Mitchell Photography
Cake Smash Photoshoot Gloucester Photographer - Moments by Katie Mitchell Photography
A little boy in a sage green, gold and white set up with balloons and a birthday cake. He's gently touching and exploring the cake at his cake smash photoshoot.
A baby sitting in a small ornate bath in front of a pink and purple fairytale backdrop and big ONE letters for her birthday cake smash photoshoot.
A happy and smiling little boy clapping his hands in a baby bubble bath with a little yellow rubber duck next to it. There are varying colours of blue balloons and big ONE letters. He's celebrating his first birthday at his cake smash photoshoot at the Moments by Katie Mitchell Photography studio.
A baby in a pink frilly dress tasting cake from the floral cake smash. There are pink and rose gold balloons in the background and a lace teepee.

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Cake Smash Photoshoot FAQs

If you would like to understand more about the process, see my frequently asked questions about cake smash sessions below.

Before your photoshoot

Can I pay for my session in instalments?

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.


I have to be really careful not to pass on any nasty germs to the small babies that enter my studio so, please get in touch to reschedule. You won’t be charged and it’s much better to be safe rather than sorry.

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!

Yes! I use a fabulous local supplier for our cake smash cakes: The Gloucester Cake Company.


Yes. I have some simple cake smash outfits that I use in my sessions (the colourful pants and braces/headbands you’ll see on this page). If you’re looking for something a little fancier, you’re more than welcome to bring your own outfit!

Cake smash Gloucester
Cake Smash Photoshoot Gloucester Photographer - Moments by Katie Mitchell Photography

On the day

Where is your studio?

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.

What should I expect from the session?
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!


Standard terms and conditions can be found here.

After your photoshoot

What happens after my photoshoot?

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 Reveal 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 session fee. Thankfully I can report that 100% of my clients have loved their photographs!

Orders are to be made at the Reveal 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.

When will my photographs be ready?

After your photoshoot, your photographs will be edited to my highest standards before being presented to you. This process typically takes two 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 Reveal and Order session, where you’ll be able to view your photographs and choose the packages and products that you would like to purchase.

Do I have to decide on my final order at the reveal appointment?

Ideally, yes. The purpose of the Reveal and Order session is for you to sit back and enjoy your photographs and decide which collection is right for you. Additional Reveal and Order appointments may be requested, however a booking fee will apply.

What is the charity donation?
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 three charities in Gloucestershire that resonated with my values, Gloucestershire Bundles, The Family Haven and Footsteps Counselling and Care.
Will you use my images?
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.

Newborn Baby Photography Gloucester - Moments by Katie Mitchell

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