There are some photo sessions that are simply more fun than others, but rarely do we get to experience food, folks, and fun in one place. In downtown Tacoma, Hello, Cupcake is the exception to that rule. Located on Pacific avenue and surrounded by the architectural splendor of the Union Station complex, the Chihuly Glass exhibit, and the University of Washington campus, Hello, Cupcake is a guaranteed taste treat.
From the moment you step into the small shop the sweet smell of the cupcakes and the warm greeting from the staff tell you that you are in the right place. While shooting an engagement session across the street at Union Station for the first time, we spotted the very inviting plate glass window across the street and walked over for a look. Once it was clear there was a selection of cupcakes inside we decided to take a break and give them a try.
There is a range of everyday choices available which include, vanilla, vanilla with chocolate, chocolate, red velvet (my favorite), carrot, coconut, and mocha. The list of seasonal favorites is quite long, but includes caramel apple, gingerbread, confetti, and banana split.
Hello, Cupcake has a a party room available for your child’s birthday, meetings, or baby showers. They also offer a frosting and decorating party package for up to 12 participants.
The staff is so sweet and welcoming we end up shooting a few shots in the store every time we stop in. Mandy and Jayson were with us to celebrate the upcoming birth of their son Jack, and shared a few cupcakes and quiet moments.
We met with Whitney and Zach to shoot Christmas card photos down the street at the tree lot, but moved down to HC when the wind came up. Once again the staff welcomed us inside and gave us the run of the store to shoot. We purchased the very cute lollipop there, and Whitney had a good time teasing Zach with it.
Jenna and Jeff met us at Union Station one night to shoot some Save The Date photos. At the end of the session we stopped into Hello, Cupcake for a treat, and took what turned out to be my favorite photos of the night.
With a wonderful selection of cupcakes and treats, a hospitable staff, and very cute storefront, Hello, Cupcake is a must stop when you visit downtown Tacoma. We never leave town without doing so.