Cake

Rainbow Brite First Birthday Cake Smash Session | Reno - Lake Tahoe Photographer

I had my first couple shoots in the new studio space this weekend (I’ll post a blog once it’s completely done and setup)! This shoot was a great way to break in the new space!

I had a Rainbow bright lunch box and matching thermos (anyone born in the 80’s knows what I am talking about). I also had a Twink and Rainbow Brite character pillows that my mom made me along with a couple other character stuffies.

When Chantelle told me that she wanted Miss K’s cake smash to be Rainbow Brite themed, I have to admit - I did a major happy dance! I couldn’t wait to put this one together with the bright colors, star confetti and an adorable cake from Delicious Designs!

Miss K’s outfit was AMAZING. Like I want one in my size - please and thank you! Miss K was pretty dainty about her cake, but that’s okay - we still got some amazing shots of her. I am super jealous of her amazing blue eyes and lashes (ladies, she has lashes we pay money for).

Thank you Chantelle for trusting me in capturing Miss K’s one year milestone! I had such a blast! She is such a doll and I look forward to capturing more of her as she grows!

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30th Birthday Cake Smash | Turtle Bay Exploration Park | Reno - Lake Tahoe Wedding Photographer

Who doesn't love a gorgeous skirt, a floral crown, cake and champagne. Oh, lets not mention four other photographers! Yup, there was five of shooting this gorgeous gal for her 30th Birthday Cake Smash! I had the pleasure of getting together with a couple of local Redding, CA photographers and doing a little shootout. I legit had sooo much fun and love meeting new people!

Kat ROCKED her photoshoot and was so much fun to shoot! Between the dress and those eyes **cue Alicia Keys - Girl On Fire**. I am so happy she was up for the crazy paparazzi mob that came with this photoshoot. Lets not mention all of us cheering her on to finish the whole bottle of champagne.

Thanks Kat for coming out and being such a trooper and ROCKING it! You're a badass babe!

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Now a little food for thought...

As photographers, we don't like sharing shooting locations, or others shooting the same concept as us. This photoshoot, there were FIVE of us and all of our pictures look different. Between editing styles and angles we chose to stand - we were shooting the same thing, but everyone's is so different.

So why do we get so upset if someone shoots something similarly? It makes no sense to me. Especially if it isn't a unique idea to begin with, and it's something that is all over Pinterest? Why do we get so huffy puffy about it? We're all here doing the same thing - delivering for our clients and making sure the bills get paid (there's some high costs when it comes to running a legal business). We all shoot differently. We all edit differently. We all work with our clients differently. We are all our own business and brands. So why? Is it worth getting upset about? Worth being petty about? Absolutely not! We're all here for one thing and one thing only - our passion for what we do. 

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