Blue and Gold Cake Smash

Baby Boy’s First Birthday Cake Smash Session in Blue

Sometimes simple is better.  When I spoke with Riyan’s mommy about what she envisioned for his first birthday pictures, she said that she wanted a blue and gold cake smash.  The beauty about cake smash sessions is that each one is different, and the creative possibilities are endless.  But sometimes you don’t need an elaborate theme to make a spectacular impression.  Just a simple color scheme will do the trick.  In this case, we went all in with blue and gold, and I love how it came out!

setup and props for a blue and gold cake smash including balloons, banners, and a gold number 1 cake topper

Blue and Gold Cake Smash Photo Props

I set the stage for this cake smash photoshoot with my Savage seamless background paper in the color Sky Blue.  I love using my seamless paper for cake smash photo sessions because it is so easy to clean up afterwards.  All I do is cut off the portion that gets dirty with cake.  Not to mention these rolls come in so many great colors!  Next I strung a gold circle garland and then a custom-made pennant banner in various shades of blue.  I topped it off with matching balloons and tissue pom-poms.  Everything looked perfect for a blue and gold cake smash.

baby boy wearing blue diaper cover, suspenders, and bow tie during his cake smash photo sessionbaby boy sitting and looking at the camera, one year old portrait

The birthday boy and his parents were wonderful to work.  They made sure to bring the perfect cake and outfit to match the props that I was providing.  His mommy even brought some small wooden letters that spell O-N-E to use as props, which made for some really cute pictures.  She dressed him in a blue diaper cover, suspenders, and a little bow tie.  Many parents choose baby suspenders as a cake smash outfit for little boys, and I love how it looks.  The cake was custom ordered to have blue frosting and edible gold glitter on top.  I find that the best cake smash photo sessions happen when I work in conjunction with the parents to make sure and really bring their vision to life.  And we truly nailed it for this session, if I do say so myself!

baby boy playing with small wooden letters that spell O-N-E during a cake smash photo sessionbaby boy looking at letters that spell O-N-E during his cake smash photoshoot

Cute Cake Smash Photos

I have so many favorite images from this session!  This little guy was a pleasure to photograph, and he had the most genuine smiles!  It definitely helped that both his mommy and daddy attended the session and stayed right by my side as we all clapped and sang and cheered him on.  He truly enjoyed his cake and gave us plenty of great photo ops, which made his mommy and daddy happy.  And made me happy too!  These sessions are so much fun, and I probably enjoy them as much or even more than the parents.

baby boy smiling at the camera as he sits next to his cake during a blue and gold cake smash photo sessionbaby boy after taking first taste of cake; he looks at the camera with a puzzled look on his face and blue frosting on his lipsbaby boy looking at his cake sideways with an expression that seems to say 'what is this?'baby boy inspecting his cake with two hands; he has blue frosting on his lips, during a cake smash photo sessionbaby boy with blue frosting all over his hands and he is smearing it on the floor and leaving blue handprintsbaby boy with a big smile at the camera as he sits next to his cake on the floor and has smear blue frosting all around himbaby boy in the middle of a big laugh, he seems to really be enjoying his blue and gold themed cake smash photo session; cake smeared all around him

About the Photographer

Yvonne Leon Photography is an NJ Cake Smash Photographer with a portrait studio located in Randolph, NJ.  She photographs newborns and babies, including cake smash photo sessions. Contact Yvonne to inquire about cake smash packages and availability.




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About US

Yvonne Leon Photography is a contemporary portrait artist specializing in studio portraiture for Newborns, Babies and Families. She offers custom designed albums and home galleries. The studio is based in Randolph, New Jersey.

Newborn + Family PortraitureYvonne Leon