Is Your Bub Turning One Soon?


OMG … Your gorgeous bundle of joy is turning ONE. Can you believe it? You have kept this kid alive for a WHOLE YEAR.

Let’s not mention the copious amounts of Wine that got you there. Or the time you found them on top of the kitchen bench reaching for the shiny butchers knife.

They’re still ALIVE … Go you!

This is worth celebrating! If not to just for their first birthday, but for YOU winning at this parent thing.

And what better way to celebrate than filling your baby up with ALL the sugar, demolishing a GINORMOUS Birthday Cake and letting them SMASH it to smithereens.

THEN, if you think that’s not enough, wash all the mess off with a bath in a fancy smancy tub!

Sound like fun? AWESOME.

We are now taking bookings for our $99 Cake Smash & Splash Experience which includes:

Total value $490. TODAY ONLY $99

Secure your Cake Smash & Splash Photography Experience NOW.

Limited spots available, secure session TODAY.

This is the PERFECT birthday present for your little one or simply a fun experience to share with your gorgeous bub you’re managed to keep alive. 

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What is the Laura Ridley Cake Smash Experience?

1. Book in

Email or call me to book in your session. We have a chat on the phone to get to know each other and plan your session.

2. The portrait session

This is where the magic happens! Cake Smash sessions take up to 90 minutes in our cosy home studio. We will capture all those gorgeous details, expressions and all cake smash cuteness.

3. The design & ordering appointment

See your photos for the first time! Choose your favourite photos for your digital collection and choose to add on album and or wall art.

More Reason to LOVE Laura Ridley


We have been photographing families for more than 16 years! Our priority is the safety of your gorgeous family and then to capture unforgettable memories.

We will treat your kids like they are our own and with the utmost care, ensuring your session is safe, stress free and enjoyable.

We also want to ensure your memories are safe to! We back up your session following the shoot to a state of the art cloud based system. All files are also backed up on an external hard drive for added redundancy. Your shoot is backed up indefinitely and can access your images at any time.


We’re passionate about telling YOUR story and would love for you to bring in elements that reflect your unique story.

Go all out! Crazy about the latest pop culture memorabilia? Awesome! Love the simplicity of black and white portraits? Fabulous! We’ll work with you to discover who you are, your style and colours to suit your home. 

After all it is YOUR story…. not ours.

Range of Product

Laura Ridley has a beautiful and extensive range of contemporary New Zealand finishes on offer and come with a lifetime replacement guarantee.

We source only the best and are very fussy when it comes to the finishes that we offer. We have something to suit all styles and budgets from digital collections to our stunning custom artwork that will take pride of place in your home.  

As a guide, our clients normally spend between $390 – $2490. We have a range of finance options available.

Meet your photographer

Hi, I’m Laura! I am a mum of three – for the past 15 years, I’ve been creating award winning photographs which adorn the walls of my clients homes and are proudly shared with family and friends. 

There’s nothing I love more than capturing those first precious weeks of a baby’s life. These weeks pass by so quickly, I want every parent to be able to look back on these moments and re-live these first few weeks through the photos that we capture together.

Lovely Words From Clients

We all had such a great time with Laura, we were nervous about how it was going to go with a 2 week old and she made it such a breeze and got lots of smiles out of our little boy! We’ve just picked up all our prints and we absolutely adore them! 100% would do all over again and recommend to anyone!
Laura took amazing photos of my children. She put them at ease and brought out their personalities. The project she’s doing with heart Kids is awesome. I would definitely recommend Laura Ridley to everyone.
Laura has done our wedding, maternity and newborn photos! They are all INCREDIBLE and we could not be happier with the end product! Highly recommend!


Yes, a mini cake is provided. However if you would prefer something larger – please feel free to supply your own.

We work with you to choose colours for background and decorations. Choose any colour!

Completely up to you! Choose from a cute romper, nappy or something fancy!