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Our Cake Smash photography sessions have become a real hit. These Cake Smash & Splash sessions usually take place around 10 – 11 months of age. In this way the photographs are available for you to display at your baby’s first birthday party and can even be used for the invitations. Please bear in mind that if you would like your images to be ready in time to display at their first birthday party, or for their birthday invitations, you will need to allow a lead time of at least one month. Please advise us well ahead of time. We are also able to supply custom-designed birthday invitations incorporating one of your Cake Smash photography images for an additional fee. (Please note that a minimum order of 25 invitations is required)

Most babies have never tasted cake before and as a result, this captures some great surprise expressions! The Cake Smash photography session is immediately followed by a Splash session in one of our custom-styled selection of baby baths. These include a baby clawfoot bath and rustic tubs. (Please feel free to view our Cake Smash Photography portfolio for examples)

The Splash session is great fun for all babies. As you know, they absolutely love water and as a result, we are able to capture the most amazing natural excited expressions! We do however like to keep our Cake Smash photography sessions understated, using subtle pastel colour schemes, as this keeps the style timeless and elegant.

We supply the cake as part of your $200 Cake Smash photography booking fee. You don’t need to worry about a thing! During the session you will have full access to all our little outfits, buntings, props and cake toppers. Should you wish to have a custom made cake topper, I use Sugar Boo Cake Toppers. Cake Smash Australia also have some great little outfits should you decide, you would like to purchase your own outfit. We do ask that you communicate this with us a few days before your Cake Smash photography session in order to style the cake and colours to suit the little outfit you have purchased. Our cakes are freshly baked and iced to suit the chosen style of your session. We also have a selection of Cake Smash outfits available for your use. We have quite a range of styles for you to choose from! Please look through the gallery below to view examples of the range of Cake Smash photography styles we offer.

* The booking fee is payable at the time of booking to secure your session. Your booking fee is non refundable. The remainder of your package payment is due on the day of your cake smash session.

Photographer Profile - Leigh Hodgen

Leigh is a professional maternity and newborn fine art photographer based in Melbourne. In a career spanning over 20 years, Leigh initially specialised in fashion photography. Her passion now centres around maternity and newborn photography, where she can bring her creative talents and caring social skills to the fore to deliver timeless memories for years to come.

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