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Wedding Cakes and Sweets: Rochester NY Wedding Photography

Let them eat cake!

Or cookies, fruit covered tarts, donuts, pie, or s'mores. When it comes to wedding cakes in Rochester NY - there are no rules when it comes to personalizing your wedding day sweets with your sweet.

It's oh, soooo delicious. Personally, I think doing cake / dessert tastings is one of the best parts of wedding planning. Taste ALL the cake!

Obviously we have a sweet tooth or we wouldn't have written a whole blog post devoted to wedding cake ideas. So if you're in planning mode, and need some wedding inspiration - check out some of the fun options we've photographed in the last year.

Now if you'll excuse me, I think it's time for dessert.

~ Erin

Vendor Spotlight: Shell's Sweets

Over the years we've met some pretty incredible people. Today we're here to share a little about a creative mind we've had the pleasure of getting to know - Michelle Crawford. She's a business owner, cake artist and fantastic lady!

Michelle in her Kitchen

Michelle in her Kitchen

We met up with her at her kitchen for a chat and some pictures, and here's what we found out!

Quick Bio About Me: Many people ask me how I got started in cakes. It definitely wasn't something I saw myself doing as a full time business but it seemed to unfold that way. As a kid I always loved to bake and create things. I learned the basics from a family friend and began making cakes for family and friends. There was a time where I was unable to create much due to school and work. However, once my nieces and nephews were born I started back up. This is what really fueled my love for cake and now my cake business.

What does it mean to be a cake artist?
A cake artist is someone who takes the unexpected (flour, butter, sugar, eggs, etc) and with a vision creates a work of edible art. 

Where does your inspiration come from?
Haha - it might be easier if you asked where didn't my inspiration come from. I am constantly seeing things and thinking "That would look great on a cake!" My biggest areas of inspiration are fashion, interior design. color and nature. 

What's your favorite flavor?
Ooh that's a tough one! I would have to say it's a toss up between my Dark Chocolate cake and Peanut Butter Buttercream and something I call Snickerdoodle, Cinnamon cake, White Chocolate Ganache and Cinnamon Buttercream. Mmmmmmm....

What is your favorite part of the job?
My favorite part of the job is the creating. I love seeing either what I have in mind or what my customer has in mind come to life. There's nothing like it! One of my favorite things make are sugar flowers, lace or anything cute! 

Any hobbies outside the kitchen?
If I'm not in the kitchen you will probably find me crafting something, taking pictures (You have nothing to be concerned about haha), and spending time with friends and family.

How do people find you? (web, social media, etc)
You can find me at these locations:
Website  / Facebook  / Instagram  / Twitter  

Thanks Michelle! We can't wait to work with you again soon!

Michelle's mom, pictured above, is often around to help, but doesn't do any of the baking. She helps wash dishes, fetches things and generally just enjoys watching Michelle work. It was a pleasure getting to know both women! And who doesn't need another photo with their mom? Such a pleasure!

our promise: part five, quality

Quality should speak for itself, it's important to us and hopefully important to you also! We're invested in quality so many ways- from the gear we bring, to the editing process, to the final product we offer to you. Let's investigate further shall we? The biggest investment in the quality of our work, is in getting to know our clients. We invest in getting to know you, your likes & dislikes, and what makes you tick together. We want to show your love for each other in a way that reflects who you are, and we do that best by learning more about you!

I'm not going to spend a whole paragraph listing out every item in our cases of gear. I'm fairly certain that the fact that we use eneloop batteries in our flashes means very little to you. What's important for you to know, is that we are constantly investing in top quality gear - and that we know how to use it. The same can be said for our image processing, which is also important to the quality of your photographs. Here again, our computer equipment matters, and as technology continues to evolve, we keep up with the latest. But we believe that knowing how to use the tools we have efficiently and effectively is just as important.

So let's talk about education. Lori is our resident RIT graduate, she's always making sure she's living up to her professor's standards. And in my college days at Canisius, while I didn't graduate with a photography degree, I took more than my fair share of courses on the subject. My degree is in Digital Media Arts, with a minor in Fine Arts. So, I'd say we're each educated!  It doesn't end there though! Even now, years after our formal schooling days have past – we're always learning new techniques in order to better ourselves and our quality. We remain members of the Greater Rochester Professional Photographers, where we attend lectures, and classes to keep our skills current and continue to improve.


The final product, is just as important as the images we take. We want what we give you to be more than electronic files. Those files are your memories, in binary code. We don't want them to stay as 0's and 1's forever, that makes us sad. So, we've researched quality products, from quality professional photography labs. We offer everything from modern acrylic wall art, to a classic and stylish archival wedding album.

We hope it's clear to you, that our quality matters to us. We're invested in so many ways, all of which work together to create a great photographic experience for you from start to finish. Contact us, let's talk more about your wedding day experience!

Today's set of pictures for this series is all about the cake!  Lori and I LOVE us some delicious cake!

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Read Others from Our Promise Series: Part one: passion and commitment Part two: service Part three: a speedy delivery Part four: security