Maiya’s first taste of cake

A very lady like way to eat cake.

Last week we met 1 year old Maiya for here  first birthday cake shoot and it was absolutely amazing.  Her mummy Monique contacted me a few weeks ago to arrange this after meeting us at a wedding and being recommended.

They chose our very popular cake smash and splash along with a mini family shoot first which is fantastic value and includes the cake, the full smash and splash shoot withy family photos first. Monique and Chris brought grandparents along to join that part of the shoot which made for a great set of photos.  The family shoot part is just a white background and one set of outfits so no changes but thats a fantastic way to get some family photos at very little cost.

We started with the family shoot. All 5 together then we broke into smaller groups. Then finishing with Maiya on her own. We then got ready for our Cake smash with our new fun birthday background too.

Maiya was a proper lady. Although she did get proper messy it was one small crumb at a time and it was so funny to watch. Soon enough tho the sugar kicked in and she was going for it. We all had a proper good laugh at the way she slowly but surely got through the cake.

Afterwards we got Maiya into our beautiful little roll top bath filled with bubbles and she had a splash around. The bath time was fun but very quick because all she wanted to do was stand up and obviously thats a little risky in the small bath tub.

So much fun and such amazing photos too.

Thanks Becca and Adam for recommending us X

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

Call Jules on 07720325336 or 02380767084