Crystal Lee 

photography

Myrtle Beach's leading cake smash Photographer

Because life is an adventure and no year is faster than the first

Custom portrait art

for your babys most special birthday

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

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

Treat yourself to an amazing portrait experience, with unique photos that won't look like everyone else's.  


"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!"

The Process

A custom experience, from Start to finish!

I take special pride in our fun, colorful cake smash sets that are custom designed to fit your unique theme or color scheme. We are truly unlike any other photo studio in the area. Let me guide you every step of the way. You provide the baby and the cake, and let me take care of the rest! I'll even handle the cleanup. 

Here's how it works:

1. Consultation & Booking

It’s never to early to start planning your cake smash session! Booking at least 2-3 months in advance will give me time to design your set and order any necessary items. Session times are available weekdays between 9am-3pm and very limited Saturday mornings. 

Just visit the contact page to check my availability and then we'll schedule a quick phone call to see if we're a good fit to work together. 

After booking you will receive a detailed prep guide and we will set up a pre-session consultation so that I can start customizing your sets and planning for your printed art work.

2. Photo Session Styling

Now the fun begins and I start the creative process! 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 session that is as unique as they are!

No need to bring props from home, I've got everything covered. Save the banner and customized onesie for the birthday party. We'll discuss outfit selection so that you can choose an outfit that will photograph well, and I do have a few options available in my growing client closet for baby to wear. 

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

3. During The Session

Cake smash sessions are roughly 40-60 minutes long. Some babies love to jump right in, while others need some time to get comfortable. "Stranger danger" is common at this age so I will take your little ones cues as we move throughout the session. 

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

4. After The Session

A few days after our portrait session you'll return to the studio for a presentation of your portraits. 

Final purchase decisions and payments are made at this appointment, so we ask that siblings remain at home for this appointment so that you can give your full attention to this part of the process. 

5. Product Production & Delivery

All of our print art products have been sourced from the best professional labs around the world. 

Any digital files that you have selected will be fully retouched and available for download online in 7-10 days.

Your order will begin production within 48 hours of your ordering appointment. Final products will be ready in about 2-6 weeks. (up to 7-9 weeks for select wood products.) We will contact you when everything is ready for pickup at the studio. 

Let us take the stress out of planning and ordering! In our studio, you will leave this experience feeling confident and taken care of, instead of getting stuck trying to figure everything out on your own.

Scroll down to see starting prices and then contact me for a consultation.

ready to learn more?

Milestone Session Pricing

• Up to 60 minute portrait session
• Includes a classic portrait set followed by the cake smash set and matching bath splash
• Optional family and/or sibling pose included
• Personalized session planning
• Access to my extensive collection of props & backdrops
• A private image reveal & ordering appointment
• $300 credit towards your order



Products & digital images purchased separately.

Your Investment

The session fee is $490 and includes:

COLLECTIONS BEGIN AT $890

albums start at $750

wall art starts at $350

Most clients invest between $1200-$2300 on their portrait art and digital files. 

Let's do this.

Are you ready for a portrait experience you'll never forget?

I am SO excited to join you on this adventure! Just fill out the contact form below to start the conversation. 

After I confirm my availability I'll be in touch to schedule a discovery call. 

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