Children Family Cake Smash View/Order Book


Portrait Photography

Blue Lights Photography is run by myself, Adele, and I aim to offer you quality portraits in my Barnsley based studio. I have prior experience of working with children, and I have been photographing children for over 4 years now, which means that patience and fun are forefront for a happy and relaxed photo session.

I work with you to find out what you are wanting from your session, and then I am able to deliver the images that you want to hang in your home.

Read our sections to find out what to expect by selecting the type of portrait session you are interested in along with prices for our sessions.

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Thank you for your interest in our Children’s photography sessions, these sessions are aimed for 3 months upwards!

I am the only photographer at Blue Lights Photography, giving you a personal approach to the session, but it also means that if you become a repeat customer then your little one will get to know me, which will make your session easier. I take time to get to know the children; I play with them and try to create a relaxed environment for them. Relaxed children are happy children – and we pull silly faces and sing songs not only to capture natural reactions –but their own personal character.

There are plenty of props within the studio – but I do advise to bring your own. Feel free to bring along your little one’s favourite toys, or a change of outfit. Something that you don’t mind being on your photographs. For time, I generally schedule one hour, however as I work at your child’s pace sessions can sometimes be shorter, or run longer.

Session Fee: £45.00

Your session fee does not include any images or products unless otherwise stated. Your Session fee is due at your time of booking.



Our Family Sessions are a great way to capture your family, as it grows and changes from year-to-year, they are a perfect way to capture beautiful memories.

Don’t worry if you are not normally relaxed in front of the camera, as I will work with you to get the best out of your and your family. Family Sessions are for up to 5 people, however if there are additional people, or you want to include a pet – then why not enquire about our Lifestyle sessions outdoor which are held Spring to Autumn.

For time, I generally schedule one hour, however I work at your families pace. Clients of any age are welcome however under 18's must be accompanied by their own parent/guardian.

Session Fee: £45.00
Your session fee does not include any images or products unless otherwise stated. Your Session fee is due at your time of booking.


Cake Smash

Our Cake Smash sessions are a fabulous way to mark milestone birthdays, specifically aimed at first and second birthdays - or just because you want something a little different. Our Cake Smash sessions are split into three. We start with 10 minutes of standard photos before we get out the cake, and then after that - we get to splash about and have fun when we bring out the tub to clean up!

Our Cakes are made specifically for our shoots by a couple of local cake makers who make the cakes to specifications and colours requested. Please also let us know if your little one has any allergies as we can cater for these too.

Cake Smash Sessions last around 1 hour, depending on your little one. Some children don’t like the feel of cake (or eat it) but we still manage to get lots of lovely pictures. Please remember to bring a spare outfit and nappies. We all normally get covered in cake! Please also bring a towel & bubbles for the tub if required.

Session Fee: £60.00
Your session fee does not include any images or products. Your Session fee is due at your time of booking.

Cake Smash Collections

Our Cake Smash Collections have been put together to enable you to showcase your images beautifully. Featuring our most popular products. These prices do not include the session fee and are discounted from the standard product price list.

16 x 16 Canvas montage with 8 images
10 x 10 Keepsake Book
All Digital Files on USB with Print Licence


16 x 16 Canvas montage with 8 images
8 x 8 Keepsake Book
5 Digital Files on USB with Print Licence


16 x 16 Canvas montage with 8 images
5 Digital Files on USB with Print Licence


All payments are due in full at your viewing and ordering appointment. All items are bespoke and are therefore unable to be refunded due to a change of mind, so please ensure you are completely sure about any items chosen. Any faulty products will be replaced. Payment is accepted via all major Debit and Credit cards and of course cash at the studio.


What Age is Best?

A lot of time I am asked when is the best time to have your little one photographed. This is a guide for photographs within the first year. I do photograph older children and families also, if you have any questions please just ask.

Newborns: Newborn babies are one of our specialties and are best photographed within 14 days of birth; however they can be photographed up to 6 weeks old. Please see our specific newborn area for more information.

3-4 Months: Classed as around 14-16 weeks this age is perfect if you haven’t had newborn photographs. Your little ones are still baby looking, but can now respond to noises, are more smiley, are grabbing hands and feet and are holding their head up when laid on their tummy.
6 Months: Around this age your little one will be able to sit unaided and showing signs of crawling. They will also be showing the cheeky character that they are now developing.
12 Months: This age is perfect for our Cakey Baby photo sessions or some lovely portraits. Little ones are generally standing unaided, where as some are now walking!


View and order

After your session we will arrange a return date for you to come back to our Studio for a private viewing of your images. Whilst you are viewing your images we will also be able to help you choose the right memories to showcase on the walls of your home. Your Viewing and Ordering session is the only way to view your photographs. Once you have placed your order the images will be then placed on a private online gallery where your family can make additional purchases. This gallery is only available for two weeks from your viewing session.

If no items are purchased at the viewing session, then the gallery will not be published online.There is no minimum spend for any of our sessions, however most clients spend an average of £250-£350.

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Cash, or Debit and Credit cards are accepted. Cheques are also accepted but please be aware that your items will not be ordered until your cheque has cleared.