Sussex Cake Smash Photography

Hi! I’m Jen, aka Brightography, an award winning Sussex cake smash photographer. I have been photographing babies celebrating their first birthday for nearly 5 years and I absolutely love it!

Let your little one celebrate this milestone birthday with a fun and messy cake smash session; sit back and watch your baby’s face light up as they get stuck into their very first birthday cake. All sessions start with a few clean portrait photos before the cake comes out and the real fun commences! Following the smash, there is an optional (but highly recommended) splash in my little vintage-inspired wash tub to help clean up, all the while capturing more precious moments of your baby on their first birthday.

Prior to the day of the smash we’ll chat through any colour and decoration preferences you have, I’ll get it all set up and ready for your arrival, meaning that all you have to do is turn up and have fun!

Sessions last approximately 60 minutes and are held in my Hurstpierpoint home studio; all decorations, props, and a cute outfit are provided as is the all important cake, from local baker Blush Bakes by Rach (please advise of any allergies when you book your session to ensure these can be catered for).

Scroll down to find more info on pricing, plus my cake smash gallery and FAQ’s.


Around 7-10 days after your session, a proof gallery of approximately 30 images will be ready for you to view, with your final chosen images being fully edited and ready within 3 weeks of choosing. I can also help with decisions on wall products and framing to suit your home if your chosen option includes the wall art credit. A session fee of £100 is payable upon booking to secure your chosen date and deducted off the value of your chosen package.

There are three collections for you to choose from below, giving you the ability to make the decision that suits your home and lifestyle.

Sussex Cake Smash Photography: Frequently Asked Questions

When should I book my baby's Cake Smash?

My cake smash sessions are very popular, so it is always advisable to book as soon as you know you would like your baby to have one. I recommend booking 4 months ahead but if you’re reading this within 4 months of your baby’s birthday do get in touch to check late availability. If you are wanting to book a cake smash at the same time as booking your newborn session, then I will gladly pencil in a date that is roughly a year from your due date.

Does it matter if the session isn't on my baby's birthday?

Of course not! Obviously you want the images to be a reflection of how your little one looks around their first birthday, so it’s advisable to book their session for when they are anything from 11 to 14 months old.

What if my baby has an allergy?

As long as you let me know at the time of booking, I can discuss allergies with my baker to ensure they can be catered for. Alternatively, you are welcome to bring along your own cake if you feel this is more suitable for your baby.