Playing dress up begins at age 5 and never truly ends. – Kate Spade

We saw the black stripes and a pop of color from this session by All Colors Photography and immediately thought of Kate Spade’s signature style. Kate’s got it right with the dress up quote, though if she met little Gia we think she’d amend the quote to say age 1.

What We Love:

Chris: I just loved this Cake Smash Session that I did last year. Gia was so beautiful and charming. Mom brought all the outfits and they were just adorable, a nice break from tutus.

Rachel and Lisa: We loved all the accessories and perfectly coordinated outfits in this session which is why we immediately thought of Kate Spade and dubbed this session a Kate Spade inspired cake smash session.  Even the cake smash cake was accessorized! We feel confident that Gia thoroughly enjoyed herself.

Cake: Chris Dowd of All Colors Photography

Romper: Ever After Fairytales

Onesie and Tutu: Lola and Darla

Camera: Canon 5d Mark iii
Lens: Canon 50mm 1.4 lens

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Where to find All Colors Photography


instagram: @chrisdowdallcolorsphotography



For more great cake smash resources, check out our Etsy round up of cake smash products and inspiration!

For even more inspiration, scroll through the “Milestone Mondays” archives for lots of great Cake Smash features!

We are always accepting submissions for possible features on the blog. Please see our Submission information for further directions. We are looking to showcase family photo sessions as well as milestone celebrations (birthday parties, baby showers, cake smash, religious celebrations) and style inspiration for both home (nursery, kids’ rooms.. ) and family photography sessions (what to wear, packaging, etc.)
What would you like to see featured on Life + Lens Blog? We’d love to hear from you!
Life, Lens + Love,
Lisa + Rachel