Booking a first birthday photo session

Cake smash photography session is a great way to celebrate your baby’s first birthday with super messy fun filled photo shoot.

Your little one has changed and learned more in their first year than they will at any other time in their lives. Their personality is just coming out, taking their first steps and their cheeky little face is just getting irresistible. So it is time to capture these moments before they’ve gone.

Please have a look at our First Year Package in the newborn section for more information and discounts.

What happens at the cake smash session?

I start the session with few photos with all decoration up and with the letters ONE before we bring the cake. After that your little one can start exploring the cake with their fingers or a wooden spoon making as much or as little mass as they wish. Your little one and even us are covered with cake and icing so how about a bath? This is when your baby is going to have a nice warm bubbly bath to clean up and this also creates a fantastic opportunity for wonderful photographs. I end up the session with some family photos! This is a great opportunity to update your family images. Mum, dad and siblings are all welcome to join in so we can create some stunning family photographs. The whole session last up to an hour.

To find out more about cake smash sessions please read “When should I book my baby’s cake smash photo session?” blog post.

Tip for parents

I provide the props, outfits and backdrops but I ask you to bring the cake. This cake can have different colour of icing but try to avoid chocolate cakes as this doesn’t look the best on the final images.

Don’t know where to get your cake from?

I highly recommend Karley Joyce who will make you the most beautiful cake for your cake smash session you wish for.

For those of you who are worried about any allergies that your baby may have I create a melon cake which is decorated with lots of other fruits.

You are also welcome to bring any outfits for your little one as you would like. I cater for the balloons, bunting, or a special theme can be arranged too.


  • A pre-session consultation
  • 1 hour creative photography session in my home studio in Hertford
  • The editing of your images, including artistic enhancements
  • All props, backdrops, dresses and decorations (if you are after a specific theme please contact me to discuss)
  • A private online proofing gallery of approximately 20 photographs (No photos are included in the session fee. After your session you can choose to buy from a range of beautiful products or you can even choose your digital package)

In order to book your cake smash photo session a £30 non refundable deposit is required at the time of booking to secure your session. This will be deducted from the session total price, which is to be paid in full at the time of your session.



  • 10 digital images. High resolution images with print release form to download from a password protected area from Marietta Photography’s website.
  • A beautiful wooden USB drive with your chosen photographs


  • All your 20 digital images  with print release form to download from a password protected area from Marietta Photography’s website.
  • £100 credit to spend on wall art
  • A beautiful wooden USB drive with all your photographs.


Made on premium quality 340g-­polycotton canvas. The canvas is stretched over a pine frame, which has a depth of 25mm. Ready to hang. You also receive your matching high resolution digital image.

20”x20”  £19930”x20”  £249
24”x16”  £19930”x30”  £279


A truly timeless fine art wall piece. Unique hand crafted product with the use of the best Fine Art materials. All canvases are coated with museum grade UV varnish ready to cherish your memories for a lifetime. You also receive your matching high resolution digital image.

20”x20”  £29930”x20”  £349
24”x16”  £27930”x30”  £399


The best quality in a lightest weight makes it a popular product in children’s room or busy play rooms. Your beautiful photography is printed then sealed with a matte film and mounted directly to a 5mm white or black PVC. You also receive your matching high resolution digital image.

20”x20” £259


HD Acrylic is a Hi­‐definition 12 colour printing behind a 5mm crystal clear Plexiglas. You also receive your matching high resolution digital image. This premium product has its unique style, which is an indispensable part of a modern home. It comes in a following different sizes:

20”x20” £29930”x20” £349
24”x16” £27930”x30” £399


This 3-in-1 set includes a 12”x12” 20-page Photo Album, a matching, handcrafted box and a USB drive with all your beautiful photographs.

12″x12″ £699


A handcrafted box paired with a selection of 5 prints board mounted in an elegant frame. The colour of your mount can be white, black or grey. To personalise your unique box choose to have a cut out window or even some text on the front cover.

10″x8″ – £299

A 50% deposit is required when you place your order with the remaining being payable when your order is ready for collection/delivery (a delivery charge may be applicable).

Payment plans are available please enquire.

Payments may be made by cash, cheque (cheques must be clear before order placement, collection/delivery), BACS or with a credit or debit card via PayPal. Your order is usually ready within 3-4 weeks. All items are fully checked to ensure they are of the highest standard before they are passed on to you.