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At Bright Eyes Photography we have been creating baby's First Birthday memories with cake smashes for over 7 years. We serve clients from all over the Home Counties including Stevenage, Luton, Dunstable, St Albans, Hemel Hempstead, Knebworth, Welwyn, Cheshunt, Hitchin, Letchworth, Baldock, Royston, Hatfield and London. 

Whether you want a bright and colourful style with all the razzmatazz, or simple so it's all about the baby, let us help create your special memories to celebrate your baby's biggest milestone yet.

Not sure about the sugar for your baby? Why not try a naked cake with fruit?  Or a sugar-free jelly smash, fruit smash or watermelon cake smash alongside our usual choice of frosted vanilla or chocolate sponge. Or what about spaghetti? We also run non-food one year mini-sessions.

ALL of our Cake Smash packages now come with our delightful MP4 video slideshows to music. Fabulous to show at your child's birthday party to share all the craziness we capture.

I am passionate about you receiving good quality printed products and that is why our ALL the packages now include some form of printed product. Quality professional laboratory prints far excel in quality and colour accuracy than anything you can buy on the high street or from a consumer lab. See your digital images as they are meant to be seen.


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Packages and Prices updated 6.4.2019. Current bookings can choose to stay with the old package or change to the new equivalent one at the new price.



This session will be a memory of your child's first birthday so it is important that we make the session theme in a colour and style of your choice. There are lots of favourites and I am bringing out new colours and themes all the time. I am happy to work with you to create your vision of how you want it to be.


Either scroll down for the styling categories or you can look at our Pinterest page

There are 3 groups of cake smash styling. Modern, Themed and Traditional.


Modern themes are less cluttered than the traditional ones and can be very bare so it's all about the baby and cake if you want; we can add a small amount of coloured dots to the backdrop just to give that hint of colour.  Cakes are 6 inch round or 5 inch tall cakes. We can add flowers, hanging decor or you can have a mix of modern and traditional by adding bunting from our stock or purchasing personalised bunting from our maker. Background papers are warm white, grey, light blue, rainbow (with or without the unicorns), dark blue, cream, dark brown or green. If your child is very fair skinned and blonde-haired, I would recommend choosing something that is not too pale or light;  grey is a good compromise to which most colours can be added. Tutus, rompers and nappy covers are available for use or you may provide your own. Why not add one of our KEEPSAKE PACKS which contains a personalised cake topper and a ONE vest (or other 1 design), and decorated wooden spoon, to take home from £12.50. These are provided by local art and craft company Melanie's Art & Design


Traditional cake smash styles are the older styles, often with personalised or stock bunting, balloons, giant cupcakes and tissue pom poms.  Clothing is with nappy covers, bow ties or ruffle rompers and tutus. Quality fabric personalised bunting is available for £20 for up to 8 letters and can be made in a variety of colours and fabric. Add it to your style and take home to hang high in your baby's bedroom. Why not shake it up a bit by having one of our modern cakes and a personalised cake topper for £5 or adding one of our KEEPSAKE PACKS from £12.50?


Our special themed styles can take a little bit longer to create. Our popular ones recently have been Cookie Monster, Superman, Minnie Mouse, Arsenal, Winter Onederland, Rainbow Unicorn, Mickey Mouse Baby, Cowboy, Rock N Roll, Clouds...and we'd love someone to want a Batman, Under The Sea or use your imagination! Personalised bunting, if you want to add it in, is £20, Extra-special themed cake is £10 and this can be a round cake or giant cupcake. If you have a really elaborate idea which costs us to create, we may add a cost up to £10 though we will always advise you to give you the option beforehand. We can make or obtain outfits to match which you can either pay for if you want to keep, or we can keep for stock. Of course all this does take time to pull together so a minimum one month notice is required for any special themes. Please discuss with Jo. :-)


If your child has allergies and you wish to have an egg free/ dairy free/gluten free cake, this can be provided at the cost of £10.  Whilst these cakes may be free from the item concerned, the cakes may be prepared in areas which may not be totally free from the particular food. It is for this reason that neither Bright Eyes Photography nor Totally Scrumptious can be held liable for any reaction which may occur. If you are concerned about this in any way, please consider either providing your own cake or doing a jelly or fruit/meringue smash.

All cakes are made locally by Totally Scrumptious

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Keepsake Pack

Have your own personalised cake topper like this one for the top of the cake and to take home afterwards as a keepsake. A matching white popper vest with either the same design or just a "One" on it in 9-12m or 12-18m. or with name on. Print is available in a variety of colours. Top it off with a decorated wooden spoon in theme-matching colours. One week notice required for all orders. Payment required at time of ordering. Made locally by Melanie's Art & Design

£12.50 standard - such as 1 or One or 1 Today on vest and topper

£15.50 personalised - such as Sam is One or Sam 1 Today plus cake topper may be personalised as well.

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Memory Board

A welcome back to an old favourite due to popular demand!

You think you'll remember all the little details but in truth many of them are lost as life progresses..This is a truly memorable keepsake of your child's first birthday, offering a snapshot of their favourite things, their first words or how many teeth they have. A 16x12 inch pre-designed mounted photo. Categories can be changed to suit the child. Three weeks notice is required in order to design, proof and order the board so that it is ready on cake smash day. An extra photo with the board on our easel is also included and you can take the board home on the day. Payment required when you order from us.

£40 (board only)

Add Easel £10


Print Boxes - Beautiful 8x6 Quality Lab prints in presentation box - add onto ANY package from £45



8x6 Print Box - 20 prints - £45,  25 prints £48, 26-40 prints £55

ADD one or two grandparents boxes with 6x4.5 inch prints for: 

20 prints £25, 25 prints £30, 26-40 prints £35 - 2nd box for 2nd set of grandparents + £10 - priced valid only as an add on to an 8x6 box




Our storyboards are classic and timeless. These print at 16x20 inches and are colour-coded to match your photos. Have a look at our online brochure to choose your storyboard format.

This can be accessed by clicking this button


So what would you like to do now?

To ask a question or check availability please use the contact details at the bottom of this page.



It is advisable to check the availability of your chosen date prior to completion of the booking form. You can do this by emailing or calling the phone number at the bottom of this page (office hours only please for calls)  You can also fill in the contact form that's at the bottom too.

Saturdays often book up the quickest. Some Sundays are available. We do not work Bank Holidays unless by special request.

  • The booking/session fee to confirm your session is £50. This is deducted from your package price.

  • The booking fee can be paid by internet bank transfer or Paypal or if you are local, you can arrange to call in and pay with a card with chip & pin

  • Preferred payment of the balance is by internet bank transfer. You can pay by bank transfer at the final payment stage, using your own mobile app whilst on the premises. Alternative methods are credit/debit card using chip & pin, Paypal or cash (exact money only please)

  • The booking fee is generally non-refundable though rearrangement, subject to availability and certain conditions, is allowed.


Confirmation of your session is not automatic. A payment request is sent manually  from us following receipt of your booking form, usually within     24-48 hours, then booking confirmation will follow once paid.


FREE SITTER SESSION if you book early!!!

Book your child’s cake smash 4-6 months ahead and get a FREE styled sitters session once your child is sitting confidently (before crawling)

Offer valid for bookings between June and December 2019 for cake smashes dated November 2019 to June 2020 - subject to availability. Offer not valid for children who are past the crawling confidently stage.

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