Baby David and 1000 balloons

Baby David is one year old.

We met Baby David at Christmas along with Mummy and Daddy (Tilda and David) fir one of our festive shoots and we had a fun time. Tilda said she would be back for a cake shoot and we were delighted when she called to book it.  She said she wanted to decorate the room so we gave her the run of the place which thankfully she setup there night before.

Tilda brought the most amazing hot air balloon along with a Peter Rabbit themed backdrop and cake and a van full of tiny balloons all of which looked amazing.  We set them up ready for cake and sure enough they made for amazing photos.

When they arrived Baby David was already sleepy but he soon woke up and started parading around in his best outfit looking a million dollars. His mummy certainly knows how to dress him.  We started with a few family photos and then a few of Baby David in the hot air balloon which were my favourite and then onto the cake. Baby David smashed his own cake although looking back we should have saved that just for decoration and I should have made a smash cake, my fault but it all worked our very well.

Baby David played and smashed and had a load of fun and once demolished we moved him into the bath. He literally came alive and had a blast playing with the bubbles.

Baby David looked amazing with his precious gold on which is a wonderful part of his culture. Again I love how diverse our clients are and what they bring to a photo shoot.

Thanks guys,. We loved seeing you all again.

If you would like to bring your own theme please let me know. But we have a ton of our own that are all included free of charge so please take a look below.


Our Splash time in our lovely baby bath. So OK its not all about the cake…………

Sometimes if the babies don’t really go for the cake it’s not a problem because we encourage them to enjoy it. Today of course we did not need to but if thats the case then they generally love the bath time in our beautiful little roll top bath especially imported from our pals in Texas.

Our cake smash photo studio location in Southampton

We have a modern comfortable studio with lots of space and perfectly setup for our cake smash and splash shoots.  We have a bathroom and changing areas fully heated and more importantly air conditioned for now when it’s hotter outside.

Lots of free parking offload and a waiting room if you arrive early.

We have free high speed guest wifi so you can catch up one facebook whilst we photograph the children and you can enjoy a lovely latte from our deluxe coffee machine which of course is all free too.

Free cookies for the children and adults. Our famous Gingerbread cookies are very popular and people say they are worth coming back for although quite honestly some sessions are so crazy fast we just don’t have time, Its all about the kids here at JPP.

We also have phone sockets available for recharging, you only need to ask.

What does a cake smash and splash cost?

Our cake smash and splash shoots cost just £200 and includes all of the photos that we take supplied ready to print and share, plus the cake and both the smash and splash shoot. We do not hold back, if we take 100 photos then you get 100 photos all beautifully finished ready to print and share. You can add a family shoot for only £50.00 extra which is amazing value and very popular too.

If you would like to see further examples of our stunning cake photography recently taken at our Southampton and Hampshire studio, including full prices, then please click the take a  look at our smash and splash gallery. Alternatively click the button below to find out about how you can also get stunning photos like this for your family.

Surely there must be hidden extras?

Absolutely not. Sue and I sell our photo packages just like we prefer to buy things, that is everything upfront and honest.  Every package we offer from newborns, cake shoots and family shoots comes with all of the photos that we take (minus any mistakes or blinkers etc) and they are all high resolution 300dpi ready to print and share with family and friends. That means afterwards you can pop along to your local printers and buy prints or a canvas which is super important if you live away or if your parents live away and they want photos or any album, you just forward the download link that we send you.

Some photographers offer cake shoots for £95 but you don’t get any photos. Or £150.00 and you get a very small selection of photos. Either way you are forced to walk away with very little or indeed nothing or you pay hundreds and maybe thousands afterwards. With us our cake shoot smash and splash its £200.00 including the cake and photos.

Call me for a chat if you think this is too good to be true on 02380 767084 😍

See more cake smash photos here

Please note that you are reading a past blog post which can be upto 10 years old and although we rarely change our prices please check the top menu for current pricing, Availability and offers. 


Julian Porter Photography, 6 Northwood Close, Southampton, SO16 3QJ

Call Jules on 07720325336 or 02380767084