Gabriella’s amazing messy birthday photo shoot fun

Gabriella’s amazing messy birthday photo shoot fun

That was quite a mouthful, but Gabriella was quite a girl 😁 We spoke to Beth some months ago about a cake smash birthday shoot for little Gabriella and Beth and Josh decided to add our super popular mini family shoot first so we started with that.
Gabriella was dressed in a beautiful dress so we knew it was going ton be fun.

The cake fun

After the family photos we got onto the main event. The moment we sat Gabriella in front of the cake she started picking and then shovelling haha it was so much fun to watch. We often say that you never know how the cake shoots are going to go with 1 year olds and Gabriella like most was teething.
But that did not stop her enjoying her cake and making an amazing amount of mess whilst doing so. I have never seen a little girl rub so much cake into her hair, face and eyes haha. She looked super cute, well most of the time 😂

The bath tub time

Sometimes if the babies don’t really go for the cake its not a problem because we encourage them, Today of course we did not need to but if thats the case then they love the bath time.
Filled with bubbles Gabriella was desperate t0o get into the bath. Honestly I have never seen anything like it. It was super cute and adorable to watch. She smiled and giggled the whole time and even kept hold of her cake spoon for a while too haha.

Afterwards a couple more with Mummy and Daddy and we were finished. Another amazing birthday shoot and a very happy 1 year old.

Our cake smash photo studio location

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 😍


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