I am a portrait photographer – I photograph people. They are what I know. People are what stirs my heart and inspires me to the depths of my soul. But every once in awhile an opportunity comes along and offers me the chance to do something different. Something I never imagined myself doing. Something…..that I just can’t pass up. Last Saturday was just such an occasion. I got an email earlier last week from my bestie (and wedding planner extraordinaire) Nadia asking if I would consider shooting a baby shower. Wait, what? Um…huh? A baby shower? Exactly.
Nadia informed me that an amazing newlywed couple were putting on a “Greet-The-Baby Shower” (a tradition in their native Jakarta) to introduce their very new, very beautiful,baby girl. In another awesome twist of fate, Nadia’s favorite florist (and friend) was tasked with designing the event. Jen Frisbie of Inspire, Inc put together literally the most amazing baby shower I have ever seen. fReal. You guys. It was so pretty I wanted to ask it be friends with me and hang out later, maybe watch some Gossip Girl and paint our toenails pretty colors. But I digress….
Jen specializes in floral arrangements and design (including super chic brooch bouquets!) as well as creative set up and personalized details/design for any event, and at Saturday’s event, Jen’s talent shined. Times a gagillion. From the delicate pink peonies that exactly matched the custom painted canvas, to the candy bar festooned with treats (courtesy of Cocoa and Fig) in super subtle shades of pink and grey, Jen’s talent, skill, and design aesthetic completely blew me away.
Thank you to Jen, Johannes and Macy, and Cocoa and Fig for creating this amazing event, and for allowing me to document it.