I'm Mallory, creator of CheersYears.com. I'm an event professional and food photographer by day and a blogger by night.
I originally started a blog simply as a fun way to document my crowd-pleasing recipes at home. I quickly fell head over heels in love with the journey of food blogging, photography, and the creative community.
What really fires me up is taking an unhealthy recipe (southern dishes, desserts, even cocktails!) and "healthifying" it by substituting healthier, all-natural foods & products that you can find in the grocery store.
I also discovered something I never thought I'd say about myself, my inner artist. When I was first starting out, it took a ton of time to understand food photography and videography. I felt like I was in college again taking courses and watching dozens of videos! It was exciting, but overwhelming. Sharing my lessons learned and tips along the way has become one of the most rewarding things for me to blog about. My goal is to help other culinary creatives by avoiding the mistakes I made and try out my best practices I've picked up.
I especially love sharing live connections with fellow food bloggers, writers, and photographers. We get to see smiles, hear excitement, and feel real hugs in-person. That's why I started Culinary Clicks, a movement of rallying this online culinary creative community, offline.
I also love to help others experience the magic of a live event, which is why Cheers Years, LLC offers event planning services to those looking to create a truly cheers-worthy occasion.
So What are the "Cheers Years"?
The "cheers years" are the times in our lives worth celebrating. We have a milestone, a union, an anniversary, a business launch, or something to toast.
At home, I find something to "Cheers!" every day. Most of my toasts are for family & friends, great food, and simply being alive.
We can formally celebrate or create our own suppertime soirées at home. I'm delighted to help with both!
Here's to celebrating food, experiences, and life... Cheers!