Susie’s 40 and Fabulous Birthday Cake Smash

Styled Shoots

Aug 31, 2022

Susie is a big kid at heart. With an incredible life story and a fun personality, she decided to have a cake smash for her 40 and Fabulous birthday shoot! Happy birthday, Susie!

I’ve known Susie for a while, and she’s proven to be a tough fighter. When I was a teenager, she got into an accident when her motorcycle was hit by a semi truck. 

Her son came to our church, so the word spread like wildfire. Throughout her recovery, she became an inspiring role model, and now she’s a great friend of mine. 

Susie’s cousin, Alicia, was also at the session. She was fantastic support! We both had so much fun watching Susie going full force with the cake smash! 

Fun fact: this was the very motorcycle jacket she wore during her accident. I’m so happy she brought it, especially since it’s such an important part of her story! 

We drove up to Mount Lemmon for the shoot and picked a pull-out that wasn’t windy. Once we got out, we realized that she accidentally left her skirt at home! 

Susie’s husband Luke hopped out of the pool and drove an hour up Mt. Lemmon just to bring us the skirt! He single-handedly saved our shoot from rescheduling. You’re the best, Luke!

In the end, the session turned out awesome! We had a great time capturing Susie’s bad-ass queen personality, and I’m so pleased with how everything turned out.

Susie had plenty of props, including a tiara, the cake, and a champagne bottle! The champagne shots can be challenging to get sometimes, but the results were explosive!

What an amazing 40 and Fabulous birthday shoot, Susie! Happy birthday, and I hope you enjoy these photos as much as I do!

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