40th Birthday Photo Shoot!

Adult Cake Smash Photos - with no smashing. And good wine.

Was a 40th Birthday Photo Shoot necessary? Yes darlings, I assert that it was. The wine, the friends and the mix tape (playlist below) made for a fabulous day celebrating my next trip around the sun. I’ve shared my favorite pics from my “adult cake smash” shoot below, along with links to the incredible crew that helped me make it happen. I know y’all probably want some cake shoes and a tutu of your own.

We didn’t do any actual cake smashing ’cause that’s not my style and the cake was too gorgeous for that noise. We did, however, eat a whole bunch of gluten-free cupcakes, drink some fine zinfandel, and laugh our asses off at dinner afterward. Which is pretty much my plan for the rest of the year.

The Credits:

photography + set design: Shandon Perez Photo

cake: Virg @ Eat More Cake Fresno

cake shoes: Shoe Bakery

adult tutu and ball skirt: JosephandElynn

my favorite gluten-free cake mix & flour: Pamela’s Products

hair + makeup: Emily at MUA Fresno

blue crystal wineglasses + big blue jewelry: my own, obviously

Thank you millions to Kelli for the cupcake decor/prom crown/lip glossing, and to my redheaded ride-or-die Jules for everything up to my 40th & all the adventures to come.


The 40th Birthday Playlist:

  • California Love: 2Pac
  • Rest of My Life: Ludacris
  • Dessert (remix): Dawin
  • We R Who We R: Ke$ha
  • Cake: Flo Rida & 99 Percent
  • Get Back: Ludacris
  • Turn Down For What: DJ Snake & Lil Jon
  • Get Low: Dillon Frances & DJ Snake
  • Battleflag: Lo Fidelity Allstars
  • Let’s Go Crazy: Prince & The Revolution
  • Uprising: Muse
  • Critical Mistakes: 888
  • South Side: Moby
  • Middle Fingers: Missio
  • Controversy: Prince
  • Peaches: The President of the United States of America
  • Coconut: Sprung Monkey
  • Drag the Lake Charlie: Drive-by Truckers
  • Gypsy in Me: Bonnie Raitt
  • Peace, Love and Happiness: G. Love & Special Sauce

6 thoughts on “40th Birthday Photo Shoot!

  1. You looked gorgeous and like you were having the time of your life. Happy belated birthday. You go girl!!!!

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