Why Should Babies Have All the Fun?

Ashley Morgan contacted me recently to inquire about shooting her smashing a cake for her 27th birthday. My immediate reaction was, um, heck to the yes. Why should babies get to have all the cake smashing fun?

This shoot turned out to be one of my favorite shoots of all time. I don't typically shoot in a studio, but let me tell you, it is soooooooooooooooo fun. I cannot even begin to describe to you my level of excitement. I am determined to build my own studio. Soon.

I love when clients contact me with fun, crazy ideas like this. Life should be celebrated with as much zest as we can muster, and Ashley made her shoot so epic.

After shooting our cake smash, Ashley and I spent a few hours in the studio creating some ahhhhhhh-mazing portraits for her modeling portfolio, and then went to East St. Louis for some even more amazing outdoor portraits (my specialty).

If you're wondering where we got these fabulous balloons, I actually found them on Amazon. I got them filled at Johnnie Brock's Dungeon here in St. Louis (http://johnniebrocks.com/). Johnnie Brock's carries the large number balloons, but not in rose gold (yet). Ashley's friend made the cake for us.

For a woman especially, aging is... complicated. Birthdays can make us feel all types of ways. I loved doing this shoot because it was a celebration of what an amazing person Ashley is, all she has accomplished, and the potential and hope there is for her very bright future.

You can follow Ashley's style blog at http://ashleymorganstyle.com. Also be sure to follow her on Instagram (@ashleymorganstyle).

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