Make your baby’s first milestone memorable

Cake Smash Photography Manchester

Cake Smash Photography Manchester: A Fun Way to Capture Memories

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Cake Smash Photography in Manchester

If you are looking for a unique way to celebrate your little one’s first birthday, a Cake Smash Photography session could be just what you need. This fun and messy photo shoot captures your child’s personality as they dive into a beautifully decorated cake. We will explore everything you need to know about Cake Smash Photography in Manchester, including what it is, how it works, and why it is such a popular choice for parents.

“Such precious memories of our baby’s “firsts birthday” were captured immaculately. My advice to all parents out there looking for someone to capture these beautiful moments, Dora Horvath will not only Not disappoint, but she will surprise you with beautiful ideas and sets.”

Booking Your Cake Smash and Splash Session

Cake Smash Photography in Manchester | Cheshire | Wilmslow

Our studio is specifically designed to provide a welcoming and peaceful environment for both babies and parents.

Here, you can relax and just enjoy the magic as I work with your baby.

If you’re interested in scheduling an Older Baby Photoshoot, we’ll work together to select the perfect styling and finalise the ideal time of day for your session when your little one will be  the most comfortable – perhaps following a nap or feeding.

Looking for full prices? Keep reading!


Cakesmash photography is the perfect way to celebrate your baby’s first birthday! We will capture all the messy fun and excitement of their big day in beautiful, one-of-a-kind photos. Our themed cake smash photography is fun experience, which can follow with a bath splash. 

Let me capture the milestones of your baby.

We simply take a non-refundable booking fee of £99 to secure your session date. This will be deducted from your final order.

You are under no obligation to purchase any images, and we never do a hard sell. We also provide interest-free instalment plans for our clients.

Please note, as per allergic reasons we can’t provide a cake for this session.

What happens after your photo session?


You will be invited back to my studio in two – three weeks after your session to view your final gallery of approximately 20 beautifully enhanced and fully edited images.
It’s at this point when you may decide which package you may wish to purchase.
Please have a look at our Cake Smash Photography Collections below.







– full use of PROPS

-payment plans available




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* 5 images  fully edited on an online gallery


or 3 payments of £83.33


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* 10 images fully edited, on a USB
* Ten 6″ x 4″ prints of your images
* Trifold


or 3 payments of £116.66


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*20 images fully edited, on a USB

*20 of 6″ x 4″ prints of your images

* Trifold

* HD slide show with your favourite images (worth £199)

* Facebook timeline cover 

* £100 credit towards any wall art
* £50 off your family session


or 3 payments of £150


What is Cakesmash Photography?

Cakesmash Photography is a relatively new trend that has become increasingly popular in recent years. It involves capturing the moment when a child is given a cake to smash and eat, resulting in adorable photos that will be treasured for years to come. The photo shoot is typically done in a studio, and the cake is often specially designed and decorated to suit the theme or color scheme chosen by the parents.

My goal is to capture those precious details for you so that you have them for a lifetime! A cakesmash photoshoot is done when your baby is approaching a milestone birthday.

Why is Cakesmash so popular?

There are several reasons why Cakesmash Photography has become such a popular choice for parents. Firstly, it is a fun and unique way to remember your child’s first birthday and provides an opportunity to capture their personality and individuality.

Secondly, the resulting photos are often beautiful and can be used as a keepsake or to create personalised gifts for family.

Thirdly, the experience itself can be a lot of fun for both parents and children, as they get to enjoy a messy and playful activity together.

Discover more about your Cake Smash below!

How does a Cakesmash photoshoot work?

If you’re considering a cake smash photoshoot to make your child’s first birthday special, here’s what you need to know. Firstly, you’ll need to choose a theme and colour scheme for the shoot, which can be anything from a favorite color to a specific character or theme. Once you have made your choice, our photography studio in Manchester will create a custom-designed cake to match your chosen theme.

On the day of the shoot, you need to bring your own cake. We can’t provide the cake due to allergic reasons. Your child will be placed in front of the cake, which will usually be a sponge cake decorated to match your chosen theme. We will then capture all the fun and messy moments as your child explores and smashes the cake.

To make the shoot even more special, we also offer additional services such as bubble bath or tub photoshoots. Warm bubble bath photoshoots, for example, can be a great way to clean up your little one after the cake smash and capture some adorable shots at the same time.

It’s worth noting that many studios in Greater Manchester offer child photography services beyond cake smash photoshoots. If you are interested in newborn photography or other baby photography services, Dora Horvath Photography provides you all types of sessions.

In summary, a 1st birthday cake smash portrait photo shoot is a fun and unique way to celebrate your little one’s special day.

Do I have to bring anything for the cakesmash session?

Please bring your own cake and a towel for the bath splash part.

When is the best time to do the session?

The best to do the session when your baby is rested and happy,  usually after the nap.

Wall arts, Albums & More

Cakesmash Photography in Manchester | Cheshire | Wilmslow

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Wall arts, Albums & More

Love too many images and struggle to choose? Not quite sure how to display them on your wall? We are here to help. Have a look at our current wall art collections of acrylics and framed prints for your home. Create a legacy wall from your favourite images

She was really understanding of the ideas I had and the colours I wanted, and took everything on board, coming up with helpful suggestions as well. I can’t recommend her enough!



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