Cake Smash Photography in Cornwall

Cake smash tradition came to us from United States. At age of one year old, little ones have unpredictable reactions when they touch and interact with things. When it comes to the cake, no child would react the same. They pull funny faces, when tasting it, giggle, squash it, through it around etc.


These precious expressions are priceless and those images become amazing keepsake for the years to come.

In the latest fashion, cake smashes have grown to become “Smash and Splash” sessions. They now include the bath time after the messy play, followed by cute photos in the towel. Babies usually love splashing in our beautiful Victorian style bathtub, and we capture lots of gorgeous moments.

Cake Smash Photographer In Cornwall

Maryna has been a cake smash photographer in Cornwall since 2013. She has been providing babies and parents in Cornwall with this milestone images and usually manages to achieve good results, even with the most challenging babies.

Cake Smash is a wonderful way to create beautiful fun memories of your baby’s 1st birthday. Usually it takes place at our photo studio in St Austell, Cornwall.

Together with the theme setting, our cake smashes include:

>Giant cupcake style cake to match the theme
>Custom made outfit, props and helium balloons, if required

The cake smash session starts with pre-smash photos. They can be photos with siblings or parents as well as the baby on its own. Then we progress to the baby eating the cake and interacting with it. And finally, a Splash, when the baby splashes in the bath, getting cleaned and has cosy time wrapped in the towel.

All parts of the session are dependant on your baby’s mood on the day. There is no guarantee with anything. However we will do our best to capture some beautiful moments to treasure for years to come.

After the session we schedule the date (usually after 7-10 days) for you to be invited to the studio to view your edited images in person, that’s when you may decide which package you’d like to purchase.

We have 12 ready made themes to choose from. However if you like a theme, which is not on a list, please let us know. We will get it designed for you!

Cake Smash Themes
Thomas the Tank Engine, Mickey Mouse, Spiderman, Winnie the Pooh, Red White and Blue

Minnie Mouse, My Little Pony, Peppa Pig, Pinkie Pink, Vintage Blooms

Great for both:

Ice Cream Parlour, Rainbows, Peter Rabbit

Cake Smash Photo Session Pricing

Because we need to order the cake, arrange outfit and props beforehand, there is £65 non-refundable session fee payable at the time of the booking. There is no extra charge for twin cake smashes, if they share one cake. However you can choose additional twin cake option upon check out should you wish to add one.

Unfortunately we cannot provide gluten/dairy/egg free cakes at this moment.

Cake Smash’ n ‘Splash


>Up to 2 hours session

>Theme of your choice
>Matching outfit
>Matching cake




Session Fee

(It does not include images and photo packages are extra)


Unlike other photographers, we do not hide our photo packages prices. Please view them below.



>full use of props and outfits

>giant cupcake style cake

>Personal viewing appointment

>5 high res. edited images on USB


Apple Tart


>full use of props and outfits

>giant cupcake style cake

>Personal viewing appointment

>all images slideshow to the music

>10 high res. edited images on USB

>10 matching 5x7" prints


Cherry Pie


>full use of props and outfits

>giant cupcake style cake

>Personal viewing appointment

>all images slideshow to the music

>25 high res. edited images on USB

>25 matching 5x7" prints in storage box

>£100 off photo album

>£50 off family session package

>£50 off Wall Art

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: My child is allergic, can you providedairy/gluten, egg/sugar free cake?

A: At this stage we are unable to procide special dietary requirements cakes.

Q: What happens if my baby doesn’t want to smash the cake?

A: All children are different. Some love to play with the cake while the others barely want to touch it. We work around it and usually manage to get some nice shots in spite of it. It helps if parents interact with the child during the session, sing his/her favourite songs and encourage them.

Q: Can we have family and siblings photos with the baby during the cake smash session?

A: Before the cake smash we can take some family and sibling shots as well as baby on his own ones. Because cake smash photo session is full of activity (smashing, splashing, playing ont he towel), babies often are getting tired by the end of it so family shots are not always possible in the end of the session.


"Had a great time at Callum's cake smash, it was so much fun. Can't wait to see the pictures. Highly recommend!"

Sophie Harvey


Lesley Abbot

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