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Happy Holidays 2017!

Dear Friends,

2017 has been a wonderful year of learning and growth! I was incredibly blessed to be awarded a Luminous Endowment grant for a challenging photography project. The Studio’s website was also updated to make client proofing easier, session booking faster and blogging more on point.

Thank you for your passion for Mint Purple Studio’s professional photography services. It is truly an honor to be able to share your family’s special milestones because they are important ones for me as well.

May you have a happy, healthy and blessed holiday season.  I look forward to serving you in 2018!

Blessings and light,

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{photography} Lady A and Lady N 1yo Cake Smash

Let them eat cake.~Marie Antoinette

How often do you get to photograph a 1st birthday cake smash for twins!  This session was a celebration of being alike yet different. Lady A and Lady N had different colored hair, eyes as well as skin tones yet they both shared the same big love for mommy, daddy and each other.  One loved cake, the other loved exploring.  One was demure, the other was drama. Both together were completely awesome.  The scrumptious giant cupcakes were baked by HoneyBee Cakes and made the studio smell oh so sweet!  Angela at HoneyBee Cakes always makes the most creative and beautiful cakes for my client’s cake smashes.  It was also so wonderful getting to know mommy and daddy who were super easygoing and calm the whole session.  Happy 1st Birthday Lady A and Lady N!  May you have many more slices of cake in the years ahead!

{photography} Lady A’s One Year Old Cake Smash

Cakes are special. Every birthday, every celebration ends with something sweet, a cake, and people remember. It’s all about the memories. ~Buddy Valastro

Happy 1st birthday Lady A!  This was such a fun and sweet session because I photographed Lady A as a newborn one year ago.  She’s grown into such a beautiful baby.  Mom purchased the most adorable outfit for Lady A and  we were able to collaborate on Pinterest so that the style of the shoot came out exactly as envisioned – cute, glamorous, elegant and not gaudy or over the top.  Lady A’s shoot was also booked well in advance which gave me a good amount of time to source the best props which would match mom’s vision of a chalkboard and twinkle star theme.  I went as far as ordering a matte gold glitter hand made star banner from Greece!  This is what session fees pay for after all 🙂  Lady A had a blast with her cake and mom, dad and big brother also ate a yummy slice!  I’m truly humbled to have the chance to photograph Lady A’s 1st birthday milestone and I wish my lovely family many more beautiful birthdays to come.

{photography} One Year Old Cake Smash

All the world is birthday cake, so take a piece, but not too much. – By George Harrison


Cake smashes are so fun to shoot.  When a return client asked me to do her daughters one year old cake smash, of course I said yes!  It was also wonderful to see how big Lady S has gotten.  This is another reason why I love what I do – seeing the babies grow up is oh so sweet~

Momma requested that the cake smash have a pink color theme and that’s what we planned for.  We found the sweetest asymmetrical pink tutu dress on Zulily which was converted into a bubble dress. The beautiful cake was designed by Sweet Grace, Cake Designs.  And the cake stand also came from Zulily.  I opted not to add in any tiaras, background poofs, balloons to keep the focus on Lady S and we loved how the images turned out.  Doesn’t Lady S look super adorable? She loved playing with the princess crown on the cake during the session.

A perk to shooting cake smashes is it smells divine afterwards and everyone gets to eat some yummy cake!  Happy 1st Birthday Lady S!