Role - Photographer, Author
30th Street Cakes, owned by Mary Michael Miles, was in need of new product photography for her cake business to use across her social media platforms and on her website. We decided to keep it fun and do a morning and afternoon session in her little cottage in Homewood, Alabama.
6:00 AM. ALARM GOES OFF AND COFFEE IS BREWED AS FLOUR AND EGGS ARE PLACED ALONGSIDE THE DETAILED LISTS OF TODAY'S TO-DO'S.
“basically anything you can think of, my family threw a party for. And when there was a party, there was a cake.” This is why Mary Michael strives to make the perfect cake for any occasion.
Mary Michael Miles began 30th Street Cakes in March 2017. After years of helping her mom out in the kitchen of their family farmhouse in Dothan, Alabama, her daily rituals became her youthful passion leading Mary Michael to begin this new venture.
2:00 PM. OUT OF THE OVEN THREE WARM VANILLA CAKES EMERGE. ICING IS PULLED OUT OF THE REFRIGERATOR AND PLACED NEATLY BESIDE FRESHLY PICKED FLOWERS.
Mary Michael’s love for the small and simple details of a celebration are visibly seen in her work. Her cakes are simple and elegant with whimsical strokes of frosting laced with wild botanicals.