Stars and Moon Cake Smash | Bucks County Photo Session

People sometimes ask what’s my favorite type of photo session. I honestly don’t know if I could decide, but one thing is for sure–cake smash photo sessions are really high on the list! And this one, with its stars and moon theme and beyond cute little birthday boy, was so much fun!

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I start most of my cake smash photo sessions without the cake. Before things get too messy I like to do some straight-up baby portraits. One year (which is when most people schedule their little one’s cake smash) is a big milestone. The perfect time to get pictures of those chubby cheeks and toothy grins before they get covered in frosting.

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Because we were doing a moon and stars theme for this one, we thought pajamas were in order for at least a few of our shots. Doesn’t he look adorable in his onesie? I think I need to incorporate PJs into more of my baby pictures!

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And of course, for little boys, it doesn’t get much cuter than a bow tie and suspenders.

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Once I’ve gotten a nice selection of milestone baby pictures, it’s time to move on to the cake smash portion of our session. Always a little tough to know how baby will react. Some babies love the sugar burst, and others aren’t sure what to make of it. This birthday boy was cautious, but still managed to get a nice frosting face.

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And what’s the perfect way to end a cake smash photo session? Tub time! Once this young man was done with his cake, I got out my little bathtub and gave him a chance to splash around in the bubbles and warm water. Look at that casual pose and squeaky clean face.

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Book Your Cake Smash Photo Session

Are you interested in booking a cake smash photo session? Feel free to check out photos from past cake smashes on the blog and in my portfolio. Or contact me if you’re ready to go for it. It’s the perfect way to celebrate baby’s first birthday!

Branding Photo Sessions – Philadelphia Photographer

Branding Photo Sessions

Want to make yourself more marketable? You can do exactly that with a customized branding photo session from SugaShoc Photography.

So, what exactly is branding? And, more importantly, how can a branding photo session help you? Branding is promotion through advertising and distinctive design.  If you are starting a business or simply want to make yourself more marketable within your existing company, a branding photo session may be exactly what you need.

Branding for Success — Starting a Business

This particular client came to me when she decided to start her own law firm.  She was a former client of mine–we met through a Women for Heart charity event I helped photograph–and she wanted a similar look to start her new company off on the right foot. I was thrilled to help!

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Designing for Appearance

We approached this branding photo session as if it were a beauty session.  A beauty session is more intense, spanning one to two hours of custom hair and makeup plus styling advice and two to two and a half hours of shooting time. A stylist is key to make sure you are picture perfect with every look. That’s why I partner with a professional stylist to make sure you look and feel your best during your session.

Of course, what looks and feels right depends on you and what you want to accomplish. I talked with this client about what impression she wanted to make. Your appearance says a lot about you! This client wanted a professional yet friendly and approachable look, so that’s exactly what we did.

Business attire is key when you want to appear professional but the pops of color in each outfit helped give her that  inviting and open look she wants her clients to see. And I can tell you from working with her that she is definitely all those things and more!

To see other looks I’ve styled for clients from all walks of life, visit the SugaShoc FaceBook Page.

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Branding is Marketing

We chose to do an in-depth beauty session for these branding photos.  This enabled her to have many photos and styles to choose from when going forward with her marketing campaign.  When you use SugaShoc as your photographer, you will obtain high-quality, full-resolution images to use in your marketing efforts. During this branding photo session we were able to do portraits as well as more layered and candid shots.  She now has a plethora of options to help her achieve her business goals. 

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Book Your Branding Photo Session

A branding photo session can help you market yourself, promote your company, and achieve your goals. If this sounds in line with your vision, contact SugaShoc Photography today.

Outdoor Maternity Photography Session

It was wonderful to see this amazing mom for an outdoor maternity photography session! We had worked together before and I was so excited when I learned she was expecting again. She did two maternity sessions with me when she was pregnant with their first baby, and also ordered a year of photos for their son. I got to see and photograph him as a newborn and at 3 months, 6 months, 9 months, and 1 year (for a cake smash.) If you missed those pictures, you’ll definitely want to check them out!

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Early Morning Maternity Photography

One of this mom’s first two sessions was an outdoor maternity photography session at sunset. We were originally planning to do the same thing this time around, but as soon as we pulled into the park on the evening we’d scheduled, it started raining. And not just a drizzle we could wait out–it was pouring! It was a bit of a disappointment, but there’s only so much you can do about the weather. We decided to give it another try the next morning–and it worked! We got up nice and early to catch the best light, and our pictures couldn’t have turned out more beautifully.

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Maternity Pictures

One of my favorite parts of any session actually happens after the shoot, once I’ve finished the editing and am ready to present the client with their finished product. I love watching their faces as they see these wonderful memories captured in photographs. Bringing people that kind of joy is what being a portrait photographer is all about. All of these pictures are beautiful, but I think mom’s favorite was the one of her holding up her son and kissing him. She cried when she saw it.

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It was such a wonderful experience to see this family again! I’m so excited for the arrival of their new little one!

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“Victoria’s Secret” Angel Wings Maternity Photo Session

This gorgeous mother-to-be requested both an outdoor and in-studio maternity photo session–with “Victoria’s Secret” angel wings. She and her husband are getting ready to welcome a little one to their home and I’m so excited for them! I don’t think there’s anything more thrilling for a couple than to learn that you’re going to be parents!

“Victoria’s Secret” Angel Wings Boudoir Maternity Photos

For the in-studio portion of our maternity photo session we did some shots with my pink angel wings. Doesn’t she look beautiful? I love the texture and magical flair the wings add. We also did some intimate boudoir-style photographs of the couple together on the bed. What better time than a maternity session to capture a couple’s love for each other?

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Outdoor Maternity Photo Session

It was overcast when we did our outdoor pictures, but that didn’t stop us from getting lots of beautiful images. I love shooting by the water when I do outdoor maternity photo shoots, so we decided on a lakeside location for our session. Again, we were able to include both mom and dad, which I love! Dad got hands on by volunteering to be my train tosser! Well, he didn’t volunteer, I made him do it. LOL. But we had so much fun! The outtakes are hilarious.

SugaShoc Maternity Photography with “Victoria’s Secret” Angel Wings

I love capturing the glow and excitement that shines through during pregnancy. It is such an amazing time, and it deserves to be recorded with a professional photo session. I wish I had these types of pictures to look back on from my own pregnancies.

With SugaShoc Photography, you have a choice of studio or outdoor locations (or you can do both, as this mama did!) I have a beautiful selection of maternity gowns, wraps, and outfits available for you to use–including those gorgeous “Victoria’s Secret” angel wings! You can also add hair and makeup services to your package if you’d like to complete your look. I highly recommend this as I believe you should look and feel truly glamorous as we capture these unforgettable moments for you!

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Beauty Photography Session | Bucks County Photographer

Gorgeous Beauty Photography Session

I had the best time doing this beauty photography session for a truly amazing client! One of the things I love about my work is being able to show people just how gorgeous they really are. I think this is especially important for women. We have so many voices telling us we have to look a certain way to be beautiful, and that just isn’t true. Everyone has their own unique beauty, and showcasing that is what a beauty photography session is all about.

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This client was inspired by Mary J. Blige. I love how we were able to use this American singer/songwriter’s style as a starting point, and still create a session with a unique style that belongs completely to the client. The outfits we put together were so fun!

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SugaShoc Beauty Photography Sessions

Beauty sessions are all about you! Tell me exactly what look you are going for, and I will customize your session to make it happen. Together, we will discuss your vision, handpick your outfits, and create an unforgettable experience. My all-female team will get you glammed up with professional hair and makeup services so you can look and feel your best before you get in front of the camera.

I believe that beauty photography sessions are a way to invest in yourself. They are such a great way to help you feel confident and empowered. And that’s the way you should feel! If you’ve been looking for a way to boost your self-esteem, this is it! Feel free to scroll through some of my photos from past beauty sessions for inspiration. But ultimately, remember that it’s YOUR beauty we’re going to capture. Whatever your dream is, tell me about it so we can make it happen.

Please contact me if you’d like more information. I can’t wait to show you how beautiful you are through the lens of my camera!

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Hi! I am Candy Hoehn and I would love to create beautiful photographs for you and your family to cherish for generations to come.


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