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Cake smashes, bath splashes and lots of fun in the studio. Kerrie is a Colchester cake smash photographer ready to celebrate! 

Birthday Babies

How fast has that first year gone?! If you're already planning your baby's first birthday party don't forget to mark it with a first birthday photo shoot.

Not only do I offer cake smash photography sessions in my Colchester based studio but I also offer birthday sessions without the mess too!

Bring your baby along for a photoshoot where they can play with the studio toys, wear a special outfit and have lots of photos with parents too. After that we'll bring out the cake (real or wooden!) to commemorate their first big life milestone.

I keep my birthday sessions simplistic in my bright white studio with minimal props. I do have lots of tactile wooden toys, birthday crowns, flags and clothing you can use that suit my studio's styling perfectly.

As a cake smash photographer I wouldn't let you leave without cleaning up baby first! All cake smashes now include a bathtub splash session if for no other reason than to avoid baby travelling home very sticky!




To book a cake smash or 1st birthday photo session with me all that is required upfront is a £100 booking fee.

After this you choose which products you would like after you see your images.

Every photo session includes a minimum of 5 digital images to download with packages starting at £185.

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A swift response to your enquiry to get your date booked in. You'll also receive a 'style guide' so you can be super prepared ahead of your photo shoot.

A welcoming studio space, kept warm and cosy for baby. Refreshments, space to feed and change baby. You can relax while I snap away.

Photos viewable within 7-10 days, and a few sneak peeks on instagram (if you're happy to) 3 days after your shoot.

Choose your images to download right away and decide whether you'd like any prints, frames or albums too.







do we have to do a cake smash?

what about allergies and intolerences?

what should my baby wear?

can we have photos with baby as well?

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Nope! Whilst fun they are messy! I have a lovely wooden cake we can use instead if you'd like to avoid any mess.

Cakes must be provided by parents/carers to ensure all allergies are catered to. 

Absolutely! I encourage parents to have photos with their babies at all my sessions. Ensure you also dress in neutrals so you all coordinate and I can capture some lovely memories for you all.

For cake smashes a simple white vest is great. You can bring other outfits or use my studio wardrobe for photos before the mess. I always advise sticking to neutrals to match my studio style.


I'm Kerrie.

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I'm a colchester based cake smash and birthday photographer. I started my business in 2010 photographing weddings and I'm now also a mum to 2 pre-schoolers who are growing up too fast!

I have a gorgeous home photography studio in my garden in Manningtree, Essex. Its cosy, full of toys and ready to welcome you and your family along.