Birthday Photography

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Dublin Baby Photographer

Before you know it, you’re planning your baby’s first birthday! Time flies, right?

What better way to celebrate than with a cake smash session? This multi-functional photoshoot makes for a fun activity for your baby with handy images for your little one’s birthday party invitations!
Cake smash photoshoots, which I tailor and style for you, are my most popular session. This age group is wonderful to work with and my extensive experience means I can offer lots of tricks to capture those super cute Insta-worthy shots!

Before the cake come out, we’ll always start with a classic portrait of your child, giving them a chance to adjust to the studio and the camera. Whether you have a little smasher or a baby who’s more reserved, we’ll go at their pace. Siblings and parents are welcome to participate in the photos too! Just prepare to get messy!

Finally, we’ll finish with a warm bubble bath for the biggest smiles! The splashy fun is always a winner.


Boy Cake Smash 1st Birthday Photoshoot Dublin

What is a cake smash session ?



Included in Your Cake Smash Photography Session:

All Cake Smash photography sessions include decorations and outfits that match your chosen color scheme. On the day of the session, you can expect the following:

  • A mini portrait session to begin.
  • The option for a family portrait.
  • The exciting cake smash itself.
  • A rub-a-dub splash time bath session to conclude the fun.

Packages and Pricing 2023:

I offer various packages to suit your preferences and needs, with prices starting from €250.

Here’s an overview of the packages:

  1. Red Velvet Package (€550):
    • Classic Portrait
    • Cake Smash
    • Vintage Bathtub Shots
    • Shots with Siblings and Family
    • 15 Digital Images
  2. Carrot Cake Package (€450):
    • Classic Portrait
    • Cake Smash
    • Vintage Bathtub Shots
    • Shots with Siblings and Family
    • 10 Digital Images
  3. Sugar Bunny Package (€350):
    • Classic Portrait
    • Cake Smash
    • Vintage Bathtub Shots
    • 6 Digital Images
  4. Victoria Sponge Package (€250):
    • Classic Portrait
    • Cake Smash
    • Vintage Bathtub Shots
    • 3 Digital Images

    Cake Options:                                                                    I collaborate with a talented cake baker who offers my clients a giant cupcake at a discounted price of €40. Please let me know if you’d like to order a cake, and I can arrange to have it ready for your session. You are also welcome to provide your own cake.

Feel free to share any specific ideas you have in mind during your inquiry so that we can work together to create the perfect setup for your little one’s celebration.

When to Book Your Cake Smash Photography Session:

I recommend booking your Cake Smash photography session at least 4 weeks before your child’s birthday to ensure that you receive the images in time for the celebration. Keep in mind that it’s best to book in advance, as I only accept a limited number of Cake Smash bookings.

Child Allergies:

If your child has allergies, please inform me when booking, and I will coordinate with my baker to accommodate their needs.

Duration of Cake Smash Sessions:

Typically, Cake Smash sessions last for about 45 minutes. If there’s any cake left intact after the fun, you are welcome to take it home with you!

Photo Viewing Timeline:

You can expect to view your photos 24 hours after the session. You will receive an online gallery containing approximately 20 images from which you can make your selections,

When to Plan and book

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CHRISTMAS Photoshoot Dublin Booking Information

When preparing for a Christmas photo shoot, creating a cohesive and visually appealing look is key. Consider these tips to make your holiday portrait session a success:

  1. Color Coordination: Opt for a color scheme that suits the Christmas season. For a classic look, choose red and green, or for something unique, try blue and silver. Ensure everyone in the photoshoot sticks to these chosen colors to create a harmonious visual appeal.

  2. Texture Variety: To add depth and interest to your outfits, incorporate different textures. Mix and match fabrics like corduroy, lace, denim, and wool. This variety adds dimension to your portraits and keeps the visuals engaging. For example, pair corduroy pants with a smooth cotton shirt.

  3. Layering: Layering not only adds texture but also introduces visual complexity to your attire. It helps break up color matching and provides variety to your look. Experiment with sweaters, hats, and scarves to create layered outfits.

  4. Accessories: Enhance your outfits with textured accessories such as scarves, gloves, or jewelry. These accents add depth and dimension to your overall look, making your Christmas photos more visually appealing.

  5. Simplicity: Keep your clothing simple, avoiding loud patterns or distracting writing. This ensures that the focus remains on you and your family. If you want to introduce a pop of color, do so with accessories like scarves or hats.

Capture the magic of the Christmas season with Céire Rhein Photography. We specialise in preserving your family's unique personality, love, and emotions through beautiful, hand-finished portraits. With over 9 years of experience and numerous awards, our fine art portrait christmas photography is unparalleled.

This Christmas season, don't miss the opportunity to create lasting memories with your loved ones. Book your session with us today and receive one-of-a-kind, timeless portraits that will be cherished for generations.

Choose from a variety of designs and let Céire guide you through the entire process. Noreen Owens is committed to delivering professional, timeless portrait photography for families in the Dublin, Kildare & Meath areas. Trust Céire to capture your special moments and transform them into works of art for your home.