Cake Smash Photography in Manchester

Manchester | Cheshire | Wilmslow | Greater Manchester


Cake smash photography in Manchester, Cheshire and beyond

Capturing babies is an amazing experience therefore baby photography is so special. It’s been a year of changes, sleepless nights and no doubt enough ups and downs to justify writing a book about it, but you are finally here! Your baby is now a year old and it’s time to celebrate! Being a cake smash photographer in Manchester is something amazing, letting me capture the milestones of your baby.

Cake smash photoshoot is fun, mess, and a nice memory of  your baby’s first birthday. Your little one has changed and learned more in their first year than they will at any other time in their lives. They have an emerging personality, are taking their first steps and are exploring the world around them. My goal is to capture those precious details for you, so that you have them for a lifetime! Cakesmash photoshoot is done when your baby is approaching a milestone birthday. 

Your little one will enjoy exploring the cake with their hands or a spoon. They can make as much or as little mess as they want to. After this, your baby can have a splash in some bubbles in my miniature bathtub – which makes for some fantastic images and lots of splashy fun! We finish off with a cuddle in a warm towel and lots of amazing memories! If you prefer to have a simpler session, without a cake, then we can celebrate your little one’s birthday with a simpler set-up, or with a fruit smash – anything you want!

Birthday portraits aren’t just for one year olds! If your child is heading to their second third or even 10th birthday, we can design something just for them that will be loads of fun and will create lots of memories! 

Cake Smash Photography Manchester


Thank you so much for your interest in a Dora Horvath Photography baby photography  session. I look forward to capturing some beautiful, timeless and very special images of your baby.
You will be invited back to my home studio one to two weeks after your session to view your final gallery of beautifully enhanced and fully edited images. It’s at this point when you may decide which package you may want to purchase.
I don’t charge for the actual shoot itself. It is entirely free to attend the shoot and have pictures taken of you and your baby. At no time are you are under any obligation to purchase a single image if you don’t wish to, in that case the shoot will have cost you nothing. Should you, however, wish to order, due to the time involved in processing, ordering and printing etc. or creating the multiple versions of files for USB there is a minimum order fee of £349.
£99 non refundable retainer required in order to secure your booking. This will be deducted from your final order. Thanks for considering to choose me as your baby photographer in Manchester. We provide service in Cheshire, Manchester and beyond.


baby boy smashing cake photographed by cake smash photography Manchester



  • Up to 1 hour session
  • Face to face photo viewing
  • 20+ images in high resolution, fully edited, on a USB stick
  • 6″ x 4″ photo prints of your chosen digital images
  • Trifold
  • High resolution HD slide show with your images
  • Full use of props
  • £100 credit towards any wall art purchase
  • Facebook timeline cover photo collage
  • £50 off your family session
sitter little girl with cake and baloons by cake smash photography Manchester



  • Up to 1 hour session
  • Face to face photo viewing
  • 10 high resolution, fully edited photos on a USB stick
  • Ten 6″ x 4″ photo prints matching your chosen digital images
  • Trifold
  • High Resolution HD slide show with all your images
  • Full use of props
cakesmash photoshoot with one year old little girl and cake photographed by cake smash photography Manchester



  • Up to 1 hour session
  • Face to face photo viewing
  • 5 high resolution, fully edited photos on a USB stick
  • Full use of props
  • Five 6″x 4″ prints matching your chosen digital images



Get in Touch

I would love to be your baby photographer!

Frequently asked questions

cakesmash photoshoot with one year old little girl with number one sign photographed by cake smash photography Manchester
What are the cost of the photographer?

We offer a range of  Wall arts with a great selection of frames, these can be purchased individually with digital images, or pert of my collections. Please click here to view our additional products.

What to expect?

Your children will love to look back on this amazing collection of images that document how they celebrated their birthday in style! Up to one hour session in the studio. The photo shoot is completely bespoke to your own design down to the very last detail. All decorations, outfits are included! You may bring your own outfit.

How long will a baby photography session last?

An older baby session will last only 1-2 hours in the studio with all outfits and props provided.  I am completely baby-led: if baby is wide awake, I’ll capture that gorgeous eye contact and cute little first smiles; if they drop off to sleep, I’ll embrace that too and pose them like a newborn.

What clothes should i bring to the session?

Please contact me to talk about colour co-ordination.It is best to photograph your child with as little clothes on as possible so to not take away from them or the cake.

For boys simple colour co-coordinating shorts are best and for girls a little Tutu type skirt looks lovely. We do however have a range of suitable clothing that are available in the studio.

Can i have siblings on the images?

I am always happy to photograph siblings during my sitter session. 

What will happen during a cake smash?

We will start with a few portrait images 1st before the cake comes out and everything gets messy. Please think about the clothes for this part carefully, no cartoon, logo or picture tops please. Call to chat if you would like some advice.

Bring some old clothes yourself as you may get messy! Some children need a little encouragement in breaking up the cake so its over to you to help them.

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Your kind words



We had a fantastic experience working with Dora and would highly recommend her.
She was punctual with email responses and really helpful and flexible in the initial planning stages

Emma Rostron

Dora edited our shots quickly & she created a beautiful video with music showcasing the photos, I sobbed they were so stunning! Dora is extremely talented, we will certainly be back for more photos when our baby is older. We would 100% recommend her…

Allana Harper

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