Cake Smash Photos Edinburgh

Cake smash photos have to be one of the cutest way to document your child’s first birthday! A cake smash photoshoot with Beautiful Bairns is fun for you and your little one.

We will custom design your cake smash to your chosen theme so the options are endless! Cake smash photos are the main event and your little one can get cleaned up in a bubble bath in our gorgeous roll top bath afterwards so they are all clean for heading home!

Cake AND a bubble bath? I mean it doesn’t get much better than that does it?!



Your 1st Birthday Cake Smash Photoshoot

Your cake smash will be styled to suit your child and taste.  I have a wide range of sets, props and outfits for you to use. I have an amazing local baker who will design your custom cake to match the theme. She can also cater for gluten free little ones. If your child has any additional allergies please get in touch and we can work out what is best.

For those of you who hate mess, don’t panic! Cake smashes don’t have to involve a huge cake and loads of icing. A simple cupcake can also make for beautiful and fun photos and a less messy experience! Or why not plan a fruit smash? A healthy and fun option with plenty of colour! Either way you can relax knowing that I will clear up all the mess regardless!

Does it matter if baby has never had cake before?

Not at all! We will capture gorgeous portraits of your little one exploring and experimenting with the cake as well as eating it. For some babies this is a sensory activity rather than snack time! Some babies love to smear the icing on themselves, some stick their faces right in others are more tentative. But however your baby chooses to play with the cake you can be sure we will capture super sweet portraits of them!


Can you provide a custom cake?

We sure can! Your custom cake is included and made to order. It will be delivered to the studio so you don’t even need to worry about transporting it. Cobbled streets, speed bumps and cakes can be a stressful combination so we take all of that off your hands!


Can you cater for allergies?

Yes indeed. My wonderful baker Justyna from Just So Sweet can offer a variety of options to cater for allergies.


How do we clean up baby afterwards?

A quick wipe down with wipes followed by the ultimate in luxury – a daytime bath in my gorgeous mini rolltop bath! The perfect size for babies, it’s perfect for more adorable images to be created while your little birthday VIP enjoys the bubbles and splashing!


Do you have cake free options?

Yes we do, if you prefer to avoid sweet treats we can do a fruit smash instead which is just as cute and fun!


Can we do a milk bath instead of a bubble bath?

Absolutely! Just bring along some flowers and I will add a splash of Oilatum to the bath water for the milky look!


What our customers say

Our photos are amazing! Rachael is so warm, welcoming and the photoshoot was so relaxed. She was very patient with our baby, even when he needed to be fed. We will be back to see Rachael again in the near future!

Lindsay Kinsman

We loved every second of our photo shoot with Rachael. She was very friendly and welcomed us in to her studio making sure we were comfortable throughout the time we were there.

Rachael handled our little boy (10 days old) gently and with a lot of care ensuring he was settled throughout the whole 3 hours we were there, his comfort was her priority and it put us at ease knowing he was in safe hands when being handled.

Thank you so much, we love every one of the photos! Would highly recommend to anyone

Carys Hunter

Cake Smash Photography


Unlike most photographers I do not charge a session fee. Instead you pay £99 to book your session and this is deducted from your chosen collection.

No need to choose a collection until you return to the studio to view your gallery of images. All images will be carefully hand edited to perfection!

The Collections

Digital and print packages ideal for sharing with family.




professional cake smash photo of baby girl sitting with a cake and large white balloon on pink backdrop by cake smash photographer Beautiful Bairns photography Edinburgh
  •  1 hour session
  • Face to face photo viewing
  • Full gallery of 20+ high resolution digital images
  • High Resolution HD slide show with your favourite images
  • Three mounted 8″ x 6″ fine art prints of your favourite images
  • Custom set design & full use of props
  • Personalised mobile phone app
  • Custom cake
  • £100 credit towards any wall art purchase
  • £50 off your next session



cake smash photo of little girl celebrating 1st birthday with a rainbow themed cake smash with rainbow cake and rainbow paper fans behind her by cake smash photographer beautiful bairns photography edinburgh
  • 1 hour session
  • Face to face photo viewing
  • Ten high resolution, fully edited photos
  • High Resolution HD slide show with your favourite images
  • Matching 7″ x 5″ photo prints of your chosen digital images
  • Custom set design & full use of props
  • Personalised mobile phone app
  • Custom cake



photo of one year old enjoying cake smash photo by beautiful bairns photography Edinburgh
  •  1 hour session
  • Face to face photo viewing
  • Five high resolution, fully edited digital images
  • Matching 7″ x 5″ photo prints of your chosen digital images
  • Custom set design & full use of props
  • Personalised mobile phone app
  • Custom cake

Products & Wall Art

A range of professional print products are available to order. Custom sizing available.

If you have a specific space you would like to display your images in we will work together to find the perfect piece for your home. I have invested in specialist software that allows you to view your images on your own walls so that you can be confident in choosing the best size and style frames for your home.

How to book?

Most people have never booked a photoshoot before so I am often asked how the process works


Book a call

I will call you & answer any questions you have about a cake smash


Choose your date

From my online calendar


Come to the studio

And enjoy your session


Return to the studio

To view your edited gallery of images

Want to chat?

Get in touch to book your no obligation consultation call

Want to know more?

If you’d like to arrange a chat 

Please let me know when would be best for me to give you a call. I can answer any questions you have and you can find out if I am the right photographer for you.