Cake Smash

Hello 30... Cake Smash with Chrystal and my new Sundae Pumps!

Chrystal is one of my favorite people. She has been in my life for a while, although we didn’t know each other well and I watched her grow from a teen to a young wife and mother and now, an amazing Pastor’s wife and teen counselor. She is smart, witty and beautiful inside and out! We discussed her 30th birthday around her 29th birthday… yes a year in the making. I was so touched when I saw this on her facebook page… talk about an ego boost for my photography!

“I have been in awe of Samantha Stevens Marshall since the day I met her. Much time after meeting, we reconnected and she took Danny Woody and my engagement, wedding, family and sons first bday photos. She has made my dreams come true for many years and today, she did it again. I wanted to do something for my 30th birthday/weight loss and had a vision. Samantha made my dreams come true again today. Thank you so much for making my awkward self feel comfortable, making me laugh and being so patient with my ideas. I love you and your family so much.”

Flowers... sweets and smashes... oh my!

This month has been one exciting birthday after another and when this lovely lady asked for purple as her main color I was ecstatic!  Cake Me With You’s cake became Mari’s costar with its vibrant color icing; not to mention how delicious these cakes always taste!

Adult cake smashes are a fun way to celebrate your next milestone!  Birthdays, anniversaries, corporate advancements and anything else that just makes you happy! Check out more images and information here!

Simple elegance... with a little confetti!

Today, I had a lovely young lady in for a birthday session. She didn’t ask for anything special except to include a few friends. Leading up to this session I felt I wanted her to have a special set of her own and was walking through our new Trader Joe’s this week and saw the sweetest little “Party Cake”.  The idea was born in that moment to so simple, elegant, confetti mixed with her only request of rustic and snowy. 

Here is an image of the set and cake inspired by a sweet lady about to turn 25 next Friday!  Happy birthday, Crystal! 


Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from Sweet Memories Photography!

What a wonderful year of amazing clients and new friends!  Witnessing beautiful weddings, watching babies grow up and families grow, too, meeting new people starting careers - headshots, modeling portfolios; the list goes on!   Going into 2019 we have so much to be thankful for, and I look forward to launching a new teaching element to Sweet Memories!  Pick up that old (or new) camera and learn what all those button do. This is the year to do it! 
I cannot wait to share in all the memories you make in 2019!

Thank you all for being a part of my business and my life! 

A look back at just some of the amazing people I had the pleasure of meeting and reconnecting with over 2018. Looking forward to more fun in 2019! Music by Young Presidents.

One is a Onederful Number!

This little sweetheart is celebrating her first birthday starting with a cake smash designed with love!  Her mommy and aunt (Country Class Creations) came up with the color scheme and decor ideas and her cake is a simply elegant and delicious design from Katrina at Cake Me With You!  

Happy First Birthday!!!!!  Let them eat cake!!!!

Let Them Eat Cake! Cake Smash... In Front of the Lens!

For my birthday this year I decided to get in front of the lens and experience a little messy fun!   With the help of my talented team of creatives, we made this quick and easy shoot a ton of fun!  The cake (which I couldn't stop eating it was SO amazingly delicious) was lovingly made by Katrina of Cake Me With You, the cake topper was created by the talented Sandra of CelebrationHill (and she surprised me with the addition of the camera!!!), the set up with a compilation of our Sweet Memories studio sets and props and the photographer, my own talented daughter, Victoria!  She and I edited them together in true team fashion. and I couldn't be happier!

Let Them Eat Cake!

If you or someone you know would like a special Cake Smash Session - Contact Me for details!  Cakes are complimentary and always part of the session and we do our best to create something unique for your personality!