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Meet The Photographer Claudette Gross

We are Jeff and Claudette Gross, a devoted cake smash photography duo based in Mineola. With a tender touch and a keen eye for moments, we have lovingly captured the earliest days of over 500 precious cake smashes on Long Island. We eagerly anticipate meeting you soon, ready to create heartwarming, lifelong memories together.

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Sweet Baby


20 images
Bathtub photos
Family photos
2 sets
11×14 canvas
2 8×10


Baby Love


All images 40-50
Album 8×8
16×20 canvas
2 8×10
2 5×7


Welcome to


Long Island Cake Smash Photography


CLJ photography is a cake smash photographer located in Mineola New York here in the heart of Long Island. my name is Claudette and I’m the founder of CLJ Photography, and I have been photographing cake smash sessions for more than 10 years.

In these 10 years I have photographed more than 300 cake smashes, and I have loved each and every one of them. The cake smash photo shoot is some of the most fun you’ll have at a photo shoot in your life. When you see the look on your 1-year-old’s face as they get to smash and eat that cake it will melt your heart.

Each and every time I do a cake smash photo session, I personally enjoy the smiles on each of the parents and/or grandparents faces as they watch their sweet and wonderful child or grandchild smash that cake and get super dirty in the process.

The Magic of Cake Smash Photography

A cake smash is a delightful and fun way to celebrate your child’s first birthday. Our cake smash sessions are done in our Mineola cake smash photography studio. The studio is set up perfectly just for your session, for your color scheme, and for your other preferences.

Before your session, we will have a conversation and discuss all the details of your photo shoot. The details range from outfit choices, to cake color choices, to backdrops, and of course some other decorations as well. You will know every single detail about your session, what to expect, and how many photos you will expect to have edited from your session, all before you walk in the studio.

Why Choose CLJ Photography for Your Cake Smash Session?

I have more than 10 years of cake smash photography experience. having worked with hundreds of children,  I can Ensure that you will have a safe, fun, enjoyable experience here at my cake smash studio in Mineola.

We also offer personalized themes, and other accommodations that will make your shoot uniquely you..

Our editing process is natural and captures and maintains the Beauty and the essence of the photo as it was shot at the moment of the photoshoot. The photos you receive will truly reflect your wonderful in-studio memories.

As for you, the parent you can just sit back relax and enjoy the show – literally!

At CLJ photography on Long island, we’re here to capture the sweetest moments of your child’s Life first big milestone with our specialized cake smash photography. it would be our pleasure to help you immortalize the special time with photos the radiate joy laughter and the spirit of what it means to be a child. contact us today to book your cake smash session and let’s create Timeless memories together.

Ready to capture the magic of your child’s first birthday? 

Fill out the contact form below and let’s discuss your soon to be Unforgettable cake smash photography experience here at CLJ photography.

Sweet Celebrations

Embrace the fun and frolics of turning one, with photos you’ll adore forever.
Rest and revel as our studio transforms into a haven of joy for you and your little one.






It’s ideal to schedule the cake smash session a few weeks before your child’s first birthday. This ensures that you’ll have the photos ready in time if you want to use them for birthday invitations or displays at their party.
You’re welcome to bring a cake and outfits that match your desired theme. However, we can also provide a list of recommended bakeries and suggestions for outfits if you need. Our studio has a collection of props and accessories to complement the shoot, but personal touches always make the photos more special.
We suggest wearing colors that complement your child’s outfit or the theme of the cake smash. Neutral tones work well as they don’t distract from the main focus – your child’s big moment. If you’d like to be a part of some shots, consider coordinating with your child for a harmonious look.
Typically, you will receive a sneak peek within 48 hours of the session. The complete gallery will be ready for viewing and selection within 2-3 weeks. We understand the excitement of reliving those moments and ensure timely delivery while maintaining the highest quality.

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