What could be better than celebrating your baby’s first birthday with the unique experience of a fun portrait and birthday cake smashing session! Whether they eat it, smash it, sit in it or throw it, cake covered fingers, toes and messy little faces are such a joy to capture and it’s always such good fun!

Each session is individually styled based on your choice of colour scheme and within the studio we have an array of elegant props, throws and backdrops to produce those special shots. Cake smash sessions usually last around one to two hours depending on your baby, but it is guaranteed that you will walk away from the session with some wonderful memories and images to share with your child as they grow up.

Initially I will take some photos of your child dressed in their special pre-smash outfit. These initial images allow your little one time to get use to the studio environment. I advise selecting an outfit which fits in with you chosen colours or theme.

With a quick change into the cake smash clothing we move on to the cake smashing shoot which should take about 30 mins. I have many beautiful props, grabs and backdrops to set the scene to ensure the most stunning imagery is achieved.

After all that cake smashing you can expect a big mess! A fun way to clean up afterwards instead of the usual wipe down is to have the baby take a bubble bath in a tub filled to the brim with bubbles! Babies love their baths and all those bubbles add to the fun.

It is also a good idea to bring an outfit to take you little one home in and a drink and snack for them as well as spare clothes for you in case a cuddle is wanted half way through!

£150 including 5 printed images & corresponding digital images ( cake supplied by you)


When your little one is able to sit upright (usually around 6 months), this provides a wonderful opportunity to capture gorgeous images, giving you a lovely record of one of the key stages in a babies development. As always, natural textures, a complimentary colour palette and soft lighting all play their part to create beautiful photos you'll adore.

I have a huge selection of props and accessories available for your use. Prior to your session I'll have a discussion with you about the style of photos that you want and make sure that the appropriate items are freshly washed and available to you on the day of your photoshoot.

Of course, it's often nice to include something of your own to make the photographs personal to you. This is something that we'll discuss when you confirm your booking, and if there's a personal prop or accessory that you'd like to use we can work out the best way to incorporate it into your photographs. Common examples of personal props could be leisure, work or hobby related items and garments.

Generally sitter sessions last one to two hours. There’s no upper limit on the number of set ups for your session, but the amount that we actually manage to achieve will depend on how cooperative baby is on the day. It’s really important for me to understand your preferences ahead of your session to plan and prioritise the shots that are most important to you.

£120 includes 5 printed images & corresponding digitals


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Annie Marshall Photography Studio

Harwen, Maidstone Road, Sittingbourne, Kent ME97QA

07748 497857