Celebrate baby’s first birthday & your first year of parenting


to freeze-frame your baby’s varied expressions at this age, and all the fun of being one.

Pre Cake Smash

Themed Portraits of Baby

The cakesmash & splash session includes birthday themed photos of your baby before the cake comes out. I have a variety of different props in the studio which we use to complement your chosen set, and I always welcome you to bring along any particularly sentimental items like cuddly bears, favourite toys, or a special outfit you’d like to keep a memory of in your photographs.

Getting Messy with the Cake

Once we’ve finished the pre-cake portraits, we may get baby changed (if we want to save the outfit from the Part 1), and then we’ll encourage baby to start playing with and eating their cake. Before your session I’ll give you lots of tips on how to prepare your baby for what is often their first taste of cake.

Splash Time!

Once your baby has had their fill of cake, we move on to splash time in a tub of warm water and bubbles (also known as “operation clean-up”. Most babies adore this part, playing with the bubbles, rubber ducks, peek-a-boo with a hooded towel, and generally splashing about in the warm water. Again I have a variety of different tubs for us to pick from for your session, so we can match the tub to the theme. I also have a number of bathtubs big enough for twins cakes mash sessions. At the end of the session, we have everything you need to get baby clean and dry and I’ll prep you on what to bring from home too.

Cake Smash Photography FAQs

Cake Smash is a fantastically fun and silly photoshoot to commemorate your child’s  first birthday.  

An extra special photo concept designed to creatively capture young kids, Cake  Smash places your little one in front of a freshly baked cake – before they playfully  smash the whole thing!

As they laugh and giggle, celebrating their special day with this cheeky surprise, a  professional newborn photographer documents the entire Cake Smash experience.

Just picture your little one enjoying their first birthday, covered in cake, and  captured in a beautiful, professional studio photograph for family and friends to  treasure forever.

Are you interested in booking a Cake Smash photoshoot?

Shmily Photography is the most popular and well known Cake Smash photographer in Melbourne! We’ve spent years perfecting a way to take wonderfully sweet and innocent mementos of your newborn.

To learn more about a Cake Smash shoot, contact Shmily Photography now!

Cake Smash is perfect for all little ones under the age of 3 – but is extra special for  1st birthdays. This is because a Cake Smash is designed to be a special memento as your very first year together.

At Shmily Photography, we know how fast this time flies by. This is why we create sweet and silly Cash Smash memories that your family and friends will treasure forever!

A Cake Smash photoshoot from Shmily Photography will include:

  • Studio session (128 Bridge Rd, Richmond) 
  • All images taken during the session will be given to clients in high-resolution digital format (basic edited) 
  • Cake smash outfits, bunting, decorations and background 
  • 1-hour shooting ending in a cake smash & bathtub
  • 5 selected photos fine edited

To book a Cake Smash package, contact Shmily Photography today!

Cake Smash is most funny and effective when the size of the cake is extra small!

If your Cake Smash photoshoot is especially for a 1st birthday, we recommend a  cake no bigger than 30cms diameter.

Shmily Photography creates hilarious photographs where your cheeky little one makes a big mess! A tiny cake is the perfect comic accompaniment to this adorable Cake Smash shoot!

No, unfortunately not. We do not provide the cake for food safety reasons. But you are more than welcome to bring your own cake.

If you would like our recommendations for the best bakers that make Smash  Cakes in Melbourne then just contact Shmily Photography!

Yes, absolutely!! We provide everything we need for a cute, cuddly and hilarious Cake Smash photo session!! 

We find that Cake Smash photos that include silly props, outfits and accessories perform extra well on social media! 

You are also welcome to bring your own outfits so we can create plenty of photos on  the day.

All of your photos will be high-resolution digital copies without any watermark.  

No way! We care about you having a wonderful experience with Shmily Photography, which is why there will never be any hidden costs to our Newborn  Photography or any of our other shoots.

All you need to pay is the price of our package and a travel fee for home photo sessions.

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Ready to book your Cake Smash Photography shoot?

Contact Shmily Photography now!