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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Spot Light: Melody of Sweet and Saucy

One of the things I love about what I do is all of the OTHER talented people who are also in the industry. And that doesn't just include photographers. I have met a lot of amazingly creative people who do things other than take pictures, and I think they are SO wonderful that you should all meet them too!

I've decided to add a new portion of my blog that will spotlight other vendors. Maybe some of you who are planning a wedding or event... or even just having pictures taken... will be able to use some of these fabulous people I am so lucky to call friends! I will make sure to give you all of their info so you can check them out!

I am starting with my friend Melody (we actually went to high school together!) who owns her own AMAZING baking company called "Sweet and Saucy". The name alone makes you want to know more right? Well since you insist...

above photo by RyelJ Photography

How long have you been in this business?
About 2 years

How did you get started?
I was actually going to be an elementary school teacher and almost finished all four years of college and taught in a couple schools, but then realized that it wasn't a job I could stcick with for the rest of my life. Once I realized that making desserts could be a career I stopped pursing a teaching career and heading to pastry school at the California School of Culinary Arts in Pasadena. Once I graduated, I worked at Zov's Bakery & Bistro in Newport Beach and Tustin for a little less than a year. I enjoyed working there but realized that if I was going to my this a real career I had to go out on my own and that is just what I did. I am so thankful I made that decision and really thank all the people along the way that helped make my dream come true!

What is your favorite part of what you do?
I love being my own boss! I love having creative freedom and meeting other individuals in the industry that are creative too and love their job...collaborating is the best!

above photo by Amy Squires

What is your favorite project you've worked on?
I have recently started doing a lot of photo shoots with people in the wedding industry and have an absolute blast coming up with a design and watching it come to life.

above photo by RyelJ Photography

Are you working on anything new and exciting?
Right now I am working on finishing up with construction on my dessert studio that will be in Long Beach, CA. This has been a long time coming and I am so excited that it is finally almost finished. We should be up and running sometime in June!

How can we get in touch with you if we want to use your services?
The best way to contact me is through email or phone. I have a contact form on my website that helps us know what you are looking for and then we are able to get back to you within 24 hours.

Here's Melody's contact info:
Blog: www.mysweetandsaucy.com
Phone: 562.397.9190
email: melody@sweetandsaucyshop.com

And here are a few more photos of her beautiful work. You can see a lot more on her website (which you HAVE to check out... it's amazing!) and on her blog you can even see how she does it! Make sure you check her out.

above photo by RyelJ Photography
above photo by RyelJ Photography


My Sweet & Saucy said...

Thanks so much for including me as one of your vendors!

Bianca said...

Oh great! There goes my diet!!! Thanks...