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Under The Sea Cake Smash

Posted on 24 Nov, 2020 by Sarah Hart

Themed Cake Smashes at my Tonbridge studio

Most photographers have a style that they can describe in a few simple words. I’d describe my work as classic, simple and stylish. This carries through to (most of) my cake smash work too. I like simple, unfussy cake smashes that really show off your baby. However, sometimes, when I’m asked for a themed cake smash, I have to go all out with a design. When Danielle enquired about a cake smash, she was interested in me creating an Under The Sea cake smash for her daughter, Marta. Danielle confessed that since childhood she has collected hundreds of Disney soft toys, and so we were able to combine The Little Mermaid with Finding Nemo for an Under the Sea set up.

under the sea cake smash set design and cake, tonbridge photographer


So I’d recently bought an aqua coloured backdrop for another Disney cake smash: Moana. Hence all I needed was a couple of rolls of pastel coloured crepe paper and a few little fishes. Then I just added some paper pom poms for the coral and I used a few painted rocks from another recent Disney cake smash: The Lion King. Most of the planning went in to the cake….and for that I have Denise from Cakes Unlimited UK to thank. I’d spotted a few designs that I liked but my favourite one was the one we opted for below with a cute little Nemo on top. Doesn’t it look just too good to smash?!

under the sea cake with nemo for a cake smash, sevenoaks photographer
stunning finding nemo cake for under the sea cake smash, tunbridge wells phptographer

Little Smasher, Marta

Meet Marta, who smiled her way through the portrait part of her session AND her Under the Sea Cake smash AND the splash in a tub at the end.

1st birthday portrait of a little girl on a cream backdrop, kent photographer
little girl with a number 1 sat on a stool, maidstone photographer

Marta’s mummy had brought along a Flounder outfit. I’m not going to lie, I had worries little Marta wouldn’t be able to sit down in it! However, she made no fuss about her outfit and sat there grinning away, playing with her cake. And above all, that’s what cake smashes are usually about – messy sensory play!

dressed as flounder at a under the sea cake smash, west malling photographer
little girl sticking her tongue out at her cake smash photo shoot, Edenbridge photographer
little girl eating her first taste of cake, under the sea cake smash, kent photography
baby girl celebrates turning one with an under the sea theme cake smash, sevenoaks photographer
messy play with a cake at a Tonbridge cake smash
Kent cake smash photographer, Sarah Hart Photography
splash time in the bath tub after her under the sea cake smash, Tonbridge Kent

Cake Smash Photography

Are you looking to book a cake smash photographer for your little one’s first birthday? If you’d like more information on how the sessions work or my availability, just pop me an email sarah@sarahhartphotography. You may have a theme in mind, or perhaps just prefer a more simple classic cake smash. Either way, you can take inspiration from some of my previous work here: CAKE SMASH SESSIONS

I look forward to creating something special for your one year old!

Sarah x

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