First birthday shoot cake smash Leeds Harrogate Wetherby
cake smash photography Leeds West Yorkshire
Cake smash First birthday shoot Leeds Harrogate Wetherby
First birthday Cake smash photography Bradford Leeds Otley Harrogate
First birthday shoot cake smash Leeds Harrogate Wetherby
Cake smash First birthday shoot Leeds Harrogate Wetherby
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What a great way to get messy with your little ones, on that extra special birthday, with a cake smash from Hello Darling Photography. Perfect for that 1st year milestone. We will prepare your session perfectly to create those all important timeless imagery. Particularly those little smiles and grins whilst eating those sweet treats. Everything is prepared for the session so that all props etc are provided

Cake smash First birthday shoot Leeds Harrogate Wetherby
Cake smash First birthday shoot Leeds Harrogate Wetherby
Professional Cake Smash baby photography in Otley Leeds near Harrogate Ilkley Knaresborough Wetherby Bradford

How to book?

What is included on the price?

Can I bring my own Cake?

Absolutely. Although I do recommend purchasing a cake from one of our bakers who we work closely with, as they are the perfect size, flavour and texture for your little one, and it can be made in any colour scheme to suit your shoot.

Booking your session is easy. Just send me a message with the date you have in mind, and from then we can discuss the finer details, such as any questions you may have.

You don't have to worry about anything, we have got you covered! All the decorations, props and accessories, as well as a range of outfits, are all provided by us.

Professional Cake Smash baby photography in Otley Leeds near Harrogate Ilkley Knaresborough Wetherby Bradford

Happy 1st birthday, Little one.

As your little one's first birthday approaches, you can't help but wonder where has the last year gone.
The first year as a new mum can be very exhausting, but also very rewarding.
Watching your little one grow is a bittersweet feeling. I am sure we all wish we could keep them this little forever. They are such characters at this age and their little personality is just the best.

First birthday photoshoots are a perfect way to treasure these moments forever. After all, they will grow and your memory will fade, but these photographs will remain timeless.


Professional Cake Smash baby photography in Otley Leeds near Harrogate Ilkley Knaresborough Wetherby Bradford

Session Fee


This Session Fee is due upon booking, and it reserves your slot with Hello Darling Photography.

Included on your session fee:

-Exclusive use of our boutique studio in Otley, for up to 2 hours.

-Your beautiful Baby's photoshoot, styled specially to your taste.

-Balloons included

The session fee does not include any digital images or prints.

Digital packages are additional to the session fee.
To view our packages please scroll down.


Professional Cake Smash baby photography in Otley Leeds near Harrogate Ilkley Knaresborough Wetherby Bradford

The First Birthday Collection

5 digital images: £199

Our digital packages gives you great flexibility to treasure and share your images with your family and friends.

The photographs will be delivered to you via a private password protected gallery.
Your images will be stored online for 12 months, giving you plenty of chance to download and share them as you wish.

20 digital images: £399

ALL (40+) digital images: £599

*Every package includes a set of 6x4" complimentary prints of your chosen images

Cake: £35
Family Photos: £50
Weekend Appointment: £50
B&W Prints for "A year of Memories": £65


Most frequently asked questions:

Where are you located?

See below some of the questions I am commonly asked regarding my newborn photography sessions

*All sessions take place Monday to Friday AM.
I don’t normally work weekends, but if I am able to accommodate a weekend slot, there will be a surcharge of £50 for weekend appointments.

*Prints and products are collection only, if you come from far and would like me to post your prints, please let me know in advance and this can be arranged, p+p is £10 for prints and £25 for larger items.

Q: When is a good time to book maternity & newborn sessions?

A: Maternity sessions are usually booked for around 30-35 weeks. I book the newborns based on their due dates, but no date will be set for the photoshoot until the baby is born.
I only take a limited amount of newborn bookings each month to allow space to fit babies that are early or late.

Q: Where will my session take place?

A: My sessions take place in my studio in Otley / Leeds – West Yorkshire.

Q: Do you travel to do at home newborn sessions?

A: Yes, but there is an extra cost to these sessions. For up to 50 miles there is a flat fee of £100. If you live over 50 miles away that’s not a problem, I can still travel too, the fee can be discussed between ourselves.

Q: Will I get the print release to my photos after the session?

A: Yes! Upon receiving your images, you will also get a full print release.

Q: What do I need to bring to my session?

I provide everything all of the props for your baby during the shoot, please just bring extra feeds if your baby is bottle fed, extra nappies, a dummy if you have one and a warm blanket for baby.

Q: Will my photos be posted publicly on your site or social media?

A: I respect your privacy and allow each client to decide whether or not they want their photos displayed publicly. I’d love to show off your images, if you are up for it!

Q: Will you Photoshop my images to hide any unwanted spots, wrinkles, etc?

A: Edits will be made to all of your images, I remove flakes, baby acne, spots, food, to make your images even more beautiful and so they stand out. If you dont want me to fully retouch yours or your baby’s skin, please let me know.

For other questions, or to enquire please contact me.

Hello Darling Photography Otley

Our studio is located in Otley - West Yorkshire

3 Bay Horse Court
LS21 1SB

Kind words...

Cake smash Leeds

— KAtie Wilson

Sheffield - UK

Annie is FABULOUS! She made us feel at ease from the moment we walked through the door. She has such a warm and welcoming approach and speaking to her felt as though we were talking to a friend. Annie accommodated our date change for our shoot for our little boy with no questions asked which we are so very grateful for. Prior to our session we asked Annie for a variation of natural photos and this is exactly what we got. Every single photo is incredible and we will treasure these memories forever. We met Annie's sister and two children whilst we were at our session which was lovely and made the experience a memorable one. We were not rushed in any way which showed just how much Annie's business means to her as we connected on a personal level which was sweet. We will 100% be visiting Annie for another shoot in the future... whether that's for our son or our next child. If you choose Annie as your photographer you will not be disappointed. She is amazing at what she does and her photos are high quality and edited perfectly! All the thank you's in the world will never be enough for how grateful we are for our little boys cake smash photos! All the best Annie!! Xxx