There's no better way to celebrate your babies first birthday than a cake smash photo shoot.


Capture some truly unique photographs with a fun and playful nature.

The Cake Smash Experience



The first year seems to just fly by, even though it may not seem like it after all them sleepless nights! But, here they are one years old and what better way to celebrate this exciting time by doing a cake smash photo shoot.


A Cake Smash Photo Shoot does take planning, but don't worry the team at Photo Hive will take care of everything. During your complimentary phone consultation before any photos are taken your photographer will discuss with you the theme, colour scheme and clothing options. We will even send you cake examples for you to choose your preferred style and either order your preference for you or you can bring it along on photo day.


We provide the decor for your chosen theme. That means balloons, streamers, garlands etc are at no additional cost to you! We can also provide the cake for you. We have hand picked one of the finest cake makers in Auckland, able to wipp up pretty much anything we think of. Our cakes for cake smash shoots start from $99.99.


The session starts with family photos. Its always great for parents to really see how much their children have come over their first year. Once we are happy with the family portraits its time for the fun to start! This is where it can get really interesting. Some babies will take the cake smash better then others, some are shy some not so much. However your baby you can be sure that we have the right knowledge and expertise to make the shoot a success.


Time for clean up! Once the cake has been destroyed we will put on a little bubble bath for your little one. This is another great opportunity to get some cute and playful photos with lots of bubbles and fun!


After your cake smash photo shoot you will be invited back to our studio, usually within two weeks to view all the edited photos. This will be the first opportunity you will have to see the photos and be able to make your selections.


To view our product range and collections head on over to our pricing page.

Cake Smash Photography Experience - $149.99


What's Included:

Complimentary pre-session phone consultation to help you get prepared

Luxury Parnell studio experience

Decorations and theme design

Session time is approximately one to two hours

1 hour Premiere session within 2 weeks

Add-on designer cake from $49.99 or bring your own

BONUS: $250 gift voucher for premium prints, flush mount albums or digital collections

My First Year Milestones Collection - $2499.99


What's Included:

$2500 in savings!


Choose any four custom designed photo shoots:

- Maternity Experience between 26-33+ weeks

- 10 Days old Newborn Experience

- 100 Days Experience

- 6-8 months old Sitter Session

- First Birthday Cake Smash Experience or Family Experience


- All Edited Digital Negatives from all 4 session on a custom Photo Hive USB


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130 St Georges Bay Rd, Parnell | 09 930 7242


Boutique Newborn & Family Photography Studio