cake smash

Hello and welcome to Drawn by light photography. I’m Lisa. I’m a West Yorkshire based photographer, living in Brighouse with my husband, 2 children and slightly daft black Labrador. I’ve been photographing families since 2015 and I love helping you capture precious memories and catalogue your family growing.

I want to help you have a lovely relaxed experience, so that you not only love your photographs but that you have a lovely experience taking them too.

My diary often fills up a few months in advance, so I highly recommend booking early.

This page gives you lots of information but if you have any questions or would prefer to chat, please give me call.

It’s always a privilege to be trusted with your families memories.

Lisa x

cake smash photographer West Yorkshire

Cake Smash photographer, West Yorkshire

I absolutely love being a cake smash photographer in West Yorkshire. It’s just so much fun and I often go home covered in cake frosting. I love seeing the joy on your child’s face and it’s such a treat to see how your baby has grown in their 1st year since their newborn photographs. 

Families travel from across Yorkshire for their 1st birthday cake smash photography and regularly come from Halifax, Huddersfield, Leeds, Bradford, Brighouse, Wakefield, and further afield to my studio in Elland.

Cake Smash photography, Halifax & Huddersfield

A 1st birthday cake smash photography session is a fun and memorable experience for everyone involved. Why not mark this amazing milestone with a 3 step cake smash and splash photoshoot.

Step 1 | A first birthday photoshoot

Start with a classic 1st birthday photograph so you can look back on your newborn photographs and marvel at how much they’ve changed and grown.
You can bring their favourite outfit or use one of my studio cake smash outfits and have a lovely, classic first birthday photograph.

cake smash photographer Halifax
Cake smash photographer West Yorkshire

1st birthday cake smash photographer

near Huddersfield & Halifax

Step 2 | The main event |  Cake Smash photographs

Using outfits and props from the studio, your baby will have the opportunity to have the first taste of their birthday cake. It’s magical to watch your child exploring the new tastes and textures that come with a cake smash photography session, and the best thing is, they can make as much mess as they like as the mess is in my studio and not your home!

Cake smash photographer West Yorkshire

Step 3 | The Splash in the tub photographs

End your 1st birthday cake smash photoshoot with a splash in my tin tub to wash away that frosting. These make amazing photographs and I love seeing the expressions on your little one’s face as they splash the bubbles everywhere.

As a cake smash photographer, I’m used to being covered in frosting and cleaning up afterwards. Just bring a nice fluffy towel to have a snuggle in afterwards. 

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Digital Bundles

5 high resolution digital images via download



Digital Bundles

  • Consultation
  • 10 high resolution digital images via download 
  • 10 matching 10 x 8″ prints



Digital Bundles

  • Consultation
  • 20 high resolution digital images on a beautifully presented usb stick
  • 20 matching digital black and white images
  • 20 matching prints
  • A high resolution slide show of your images
  • £50 credit towards newborn wall art over £300


wall art

Choose between a professionally framed fine art print, a HD acrylic or a museum grade canvas, ready to hang.


Frame your images in a wide selection of premium styles, all hand-crafted here in the UK and made from responsibly sourced hardwood, all framed prints come with a white 2” wide mount as standard

Framed Canvas

A Framed Canvas combines the best of both worlds, the finish of a museum-standard Canvas Wraps and a heavyweight frame. Official archival inks and a protective UV filtered seal coats the surface of the canvas, waterproofing the print along with guarding against dust and scratches.

30”x 20” = £400

24”x 24” = £400

24”x 16” = £300

18”x 12” = £250

gallery series

A beautiful frame, with a multi-aperture mount, allowing you to display your beautiful images together in a stunning framed piece of wall art

A 24” x 24” frame. Choose between four, or nine images displayed, mounted and framed = £400

A 30″ x 24″ frame with 6 images displayed, mounted and framed = £450


A stylish grouping of your images professionally printed and framed in a collection to hang on your walls in your home. These range from 3 to 9 framed prints and range between £595 and £795

(Choose to add 20 digitals for £395)

hd acrylic panels & spheres

Acrylic Prints & Spheres are made from stunning archival photographic prints, face mounted to crystal clear 5mm acrylic and backed with sleek black foamex. The Acrylic Sphere is a show-stopping, high-gloss alternative to a more traditional framed print.

30 x 30″ = £450

24 x 24″ = £400

20 x 20” = £350

16 x 16″ = £300

Cake Smash Photos | Cake smash photographer
cake smash photographer West Yorkshire
Cake smash photographer West Yorkshire

get in touch

Family Photographer, Lisa Kershaw

At Drawn by Light we capture memories at all the great milestones. We have photographed some beautiful Weddings throughout Yorkshire. We love our Maternity and New Born shoots, and you can follow that with a Cake Smash for their 1st Birthday, all available at our Studio in Halifax.

Lisa is a registered member of The Guild of Photographers.


How much is a Cake Smash photo session?

A cake smash photoshoot is £45, This includes 45minutes in the studio and use of my gorgeous outfits, props and backdrops. It doesn’t include your cake or any images. You then view your gallery around a week later and purchase your photography packages separately. All details of packages can be found here on my page and start at £135.

When should we book?

It’s never too early to book and lots of my clients book straight after their newborn photosession. It’s also one of the sessions included in my first-year package. you can see details of that HERE

I recommend booking your cake smash photoshoot early and we will arrange it for around 3-4 weeks before your little one’s birthday. This way we can ensure that you’ve seen your gallery and ordered any products in time to reveal your fun cake smash photographs on your babies 1st birthday. The photos make great party invitations.

How long does a cake smash photoshoot last?

A cake smash & splash photography session lasts 45 minutes at my studio in Elland, West Yorkshire and is £45 

You’ll be invited back to the studio around a week later to view your images and to choose the photography products and packages that you’d like to purchase.

What do we need to bring?

You need to bring the cake. I recommend bringing a nice outfit for your babies 1st year portrait, but you are of course free to use mine from the studio. I have a small selection of outfits in the studio that have been specially designed for cake smash photoshoots and I recommend using these for the cake smash part of your photography session if you’d like to keep your own clothes clean. You are of course free to bring your own if you prefer. If you’d like a “splash” in the tub then it’s a great idea to bring a fluffy towel to dry off.