Smash & Splash

Is Your Bub Turning One Soon?

Let's celebrate with a Cake Smash & Splash Photography Experience

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.

What is the Cake Smash & Splash Experience?


Phone Consultation

We will get to know you and what you love to help us provide you an amazing experience and create the most unique artwork. We will also go through our artwork options, pricing and answer any questions you may have.


The Family Session

Take this opportunity to update the family photos. We've designed our sessions so they're fun and stress free so we can capture real, authentic and candid moments. We want you to be you! There will be absolutely no lame posing or awkward moments but we can guarantee lots of laughter, twirling, hugs and kisses. We will do this prior to the Smash & Splash before things get all messy! Families session are 30 minutes. Parents, siblings, grandparents and pets most welcome.


The Smash & Splash Session

This is where the magic happens! We supply a gorgeous Birthday Cake PERFECT for smashing and then a SPLASH in our fancy clawfoot bathtub. Sessions are up to 1 hour.


The Design and Ordering appointment

See your photos for the first time in a cinematic slideshow presentation. This is where you'll choose your images and work with our Design Consultant to create gorgeous artwork that best suits your home and budget.

Products & Pricing

Client Love

"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!"
Julia Forde
“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.”
Children Portrait Photographer Palmerston North and Wellington
Tamara Betteridge
“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!”
Newborn Portrait Photographer Palmerston North and Wellington
Jenna Nunez
"Laura head been photographing our family for almost five years now. During this time we have her a newborn shoot, couples shoot, family session and also a few one-offs. Laura is great at putting out kids at ease and getting the best out of them on the day. The images she takes have always really captured our children's personalities and our photos always have a lovely sense of story and emotion to them that make you appreciate photography as an art form. The products are of an exceptionally high quality and we have really seen them as an investment worth saving for that will last a lifetime!"
Family Portrait Photographer Palmerston North and Wellington
Emma Chatterton