Lucas the cake destroyer

Well you can never judge a book by the first 2 pages ūü§£

This week we met 1 year old tornado Lucas for his first birthday cake shoot and much the same as always we prepared a beautiful tasty cake and perfectly covered it in squishy soft icing.

When Lucas arrived with Mummy and Daddy he had just woken up but already was a happy kid. We did a couple of photos to replicate what his big brother Ethan had then we brought out the cake. Lucas sat and admired my work but never really took much interest so I snapped away thinking I would soon get in to encourage him, but a little part of me feared for the worst, he was not going to play ball……….

Well I did just that and gave him a little taste. OMG the whole shoot changed from that second on….. Lucas was literally cramming chocolate cake into his mouth as fast as he possibly could. It was just amazing and quite hilarious to watch. At one point he was cramming so much in one side that it was coming out in church the other side of his mouth hahaha

This continued for 5 minutes and then he stood up and then face planted the cake 3 times. His daddy Chris was so proud haha.

Afterwards we played splashing in our bath tub and although it was fun, its fair to say that it was an anti climax compared to the cake ūüėā

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 ūüėć

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

Call Jules on 07720325336 or 02380767084