Crystal Lee 

photography

crystal lee
Photography.

Myrtle Beach's leading cake smash portrait studio

Life is an adventure and no year is faster than the first.

You did it! You turned that little bundle of joy into a walking, talking bundle of energy and personality. They're graduating from baby to toddler... and that is something to celebrate!! 

Your birthday session will include one set for "clean" portraits, a cake smash set and an optional matching bath splash. Cake and a bath, who wouldn't love that?! 

Here we do FUN. We do COLOR. And we CELEBRATE like no one else.

"An absolute joy to work with and has a great eye for posing! That fact that she’s a baby whisper doesn’t hurt either!!

She's very accommodating and patient

which makes for a stress free shoot. I’d give her more stars if I could!"

1. Scheduling

It’s never to early to start planning your cake smash session! Session times are available weekdays between 9am-3pm and on very limited Saturdays between 9am-12pm. Booking at least 2-3 months in advance will give me time to plan your set and order any necessary props or backdrops. Ideally, we want the session to take place 2 hours before baby's nap time or directly after. A well rested baby is a happy baby!

Once you’ve booked, you will receive a detailed session guide and questionnaire so that I can start customizing your unique portrait session!


2. Session styling

Now the fun begins! It's time to start planning the theme and colors for your sets. Please do your best to avoid falling down the Pinterest rabbit-hole... the selection there is limited and so many themes are overdone. Your little one is special and they deserve a cake smash set that is as unique as they are! 

You'll receive plenty of communication from me before the session about what to bring and how to prepare. 

3. DURING THE SESSION

Cake smash sessions are roughly 40-60 minutes long. Some babies are social butterflies that love to jump right in, while others need some time to get comfortable. "Stranger danger" is not uncommon at this age so I will take your little ones cues as we move throughout the session. 

We will start with one outift for "clean" portraits," then we move over to the cake smash set and finish with an optional matching bath splash. Not every baby enjoys the cake... but almost everyone loves the bath! 




4. After the session

You will have a sneak peek from your session on social media the same day! From there your images will be individually hand edited and your full gallery will be ready to view in just 2 weeks. 

All cake smash collections include a selection of digital images. Scroll down to learn more about starting prices and contact me to request a studio tour or full pricing guide.

Displaying your photos

My goal is to create more than just photos for you… it’s to create art. To take this precious time of your life and document it in a beautiful, sometimes whimsical way that you can display as finished pieces of art in your home. My job as your photographer isn’t truly done until your images have been printed and displayed. Don’t just let these gorgeous photos sit on your hard drive!

I hope to provide you with beautiful, tangible pieces from your session that you and your family can enjoy for generations. 


Celebrating all the colors of your life.

packages & pricing

All collections include a studio portrait session and a selection of digital images.


Prints and products are available through your online gallery, and our top collection even includes a custom designed gallery block collage. 

I'm excited to start planning a custom portrait session for your little one! Fill out the contact form below to start the conversation and receive my full  pricing guide.


The cake smash portrait experience begins at $425.

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