Cake Smash Photography

What a Joy your Child’s First Birthday is…

A Cake Smash/First Birthday shoot is a momentous occasion to capture those special and unique moments for you, your children and your family to Cherish Forever. At our Cake Smash shoots we like to capture a natural image of your child before the actual Cake Smash, so you have lots of unique memories to remember this Special Day. You are welcome to bring your own cake or we can supply a  homemade one from Nicola’s Amazin Cakes with your own choice of decoration and personalised with your child’s name. After the Cake Smash we put the birthday child in our old fashioned tub for a quick wash and a cute bash shot.

And if you don’t want a Cake Smash then we’ll capture that Special Memory  with images celebrating their Birthday – whatever age – whether it’s with their favourite Teddy, balloons or some other memento at our Cake Smash Photography Bridgend Studio…

So whatever you chose, we can create your perfect memories of that Special Birthday…

We often do a birthday shoot a few weeks before the birthday so you can have the images ready to share with friends and family on the magic day…

Cake Smash/First Birthday Session 



The Cake Smash ‘Special Offer’ Collection

We also offer a special collection which includes the shoot, the cake, an A4 mounted print, 15 fully edited digital images and a frame or canvas of your choice. This excellent offer saves you £84 compared to buying paying for the same items individually!

Our pricing for the collection or individual items is here

  • Welsh Photographer of the Year 2021 MPA
  • Welsh Commercial Photographer of the Year 2021 MPA
  • SME News Business Elite Awards – Wales Most Outstanding Family Photographer 2021
  • Welsh MPA Children’s Master Photographer of the Year 2019 & 2020
  • ‘THREE BEST RATED’ Best Rated Photographer Bridgend 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 & 2022
  • Welsh MPA Master Photographer of the Year 2019, 2020 & 2021
  • Welsh MPA Commercial Master Photographer of the Year 2019, 2020 & 2021
  • Cardiff & South Wales PRESTIGE AWARDS Newborn Photographer of the Year 2020
  • Inaugural MPA Landscape Gold Winner February 2021
  • International MPA Commercial Gold Winner April 2020
  • Royal Photographic Society ‘Blue Ribbon Award 2019’

We are pleased to announce we have signed up to the MPA Master Photographers Association COVID-19 protocols and we have also received the COVID-19 training from BCBC (Bridgend County Borough Council) so that we can observe best practices for you, your families and ourselves when we meet you in our Cake Smash Photography Bridgend Studio.

Let The Fun Begin

Whether you chose to bring your own cake or have one of our homemade personalised cakes, it’s great fun to smash it and make lots of mess! We will aim to capture a range of images from the start of the shoot when everything is neat and clean, right through to the end when everyone in the Studio is a sticky mess! The range of emotions a child goes through during a cake smash are a joy to watch – from confusion, to realisation to delight and concentration. You can even chose your favourite combination as a montage frame or canvas to remember the day by.

We have a wide range of backdrops, from the subtle to the outright loud! We also have outfits including pants, bracers and bowties, tutus, romper suits and superhero costumes, which you are welcome to use.

The O N E Image

Before we do the cake smash, we will try to capture a special birthday memory for you, spelled out by your child. We call this magical shot the ‘ONE’ image, it’s made up of three images and is a great one to chose as a frame or canvas.

In The Bath Tub

Once the cake is demolished and everyone is covered in icing, what a better end than to bring out the old bathtub? With a little bit of water and some bubble, this is a great way of calming your child at the end of the shoot, as well as cleaning them off for the journey home! Children are fascinated by water and love to splash in the tub, giving some of the most amazing smiles…

The Cake

Our handmade cakes are soft and squishy inside with gooey icing all around – what a fantastic way to make the perfect mess! When you book your shoot you can order a cake to the colour or theme of your choice and we will also add your child’s name on the base. We are also able to cater to special dietary requirements to make the cake perfect for you. If you’re lucky, your little one might even let you try some!

The Montage

If you can’t decide which of your amazing images to chose, you can pick a range and we will create a montage for you, telling the story of your shoot. These are a great choice as a canvas or frame to look back on with fond memories.

Not Just the Cake Smash

The first image we like to capture at a birthday shoot is a natural portrait, in a special outfit – before the mess starts! You are more than welcome to bring along a favourite toy (or hot air balloon!) to include in this shot!

If you would rather something different to a cake smash, or want to celebrate a 3rd, 4th or 5th birthday, we are more than happy to accommodate to make your child’s special day even more special.

On Location and Studio photographer based in Broadlands, Bridgend and serving around Bridgend, Cowbridge, Porthcawl, Maesteg, Ogmore, Llantrisant, Swansea, Neath Port Talbot and Cardiff…

Cake Smash Photography Bridgend

Allan James Photography LTD…