Whimsical Tea Party & Maternity Styled Session
I first met sweet baby Elizabeth and her lovely parents in my Hudson studio 3 years ago for her One Year Cake Smash. She was such a doll for the camera. A lemonade stand styled session was the perfect fit for her bright personality. I was so honored when her mommy reached out for Elizabeth’s 4 year old milestone session and their family’s new adventure with an expecting baby brother.
Since the near future will most likely be filled with trucks, trains and dinosaurs…
we decided to create a whimsical girly-girl styled session just for her. Her mom mentioned a tea party styled session. She sent me a link to the blush colored dress she’d plan to wear which is actually a bridesmaid dress from a wedding she had recently attended. Turn s out you can wear them more than once! The Two Birds Bridesmaid dress was a perfect maternity gown!
I gave the info to stylist and magic maker Natalie Gartner with Little Miss Party Planner and she ran (no sprinted) with it! We were all a little blown away with the amazing setup Natalie created. When Elizabeth saw is, she couldn’t help but to explode with smiles!
The tea party styled session…took place at Cascade Park in Hudson which was the perfect setting.
The best time of day for outdoor photos is the golden hour or 1 hour prior to sunset. For this session, it was all bout the details and color palette we chose. I scouted out several spots and even made my final decision regarding location the evening prior. Location is often something I stress most about. And that’s because, there are so many variables when it comes to lighting. For this styled session, I wanted my greens to compliment the blush pink perfectly. It sounds silly, but greenery can photograph and transcend in so many different ways depending on light. Time of day, time of year and overall weather conditions will all create the overall color tone of a photograph. The park is already very secluded and we ended up being the only ones there that evening, which worked out great!
I love this session. The completed gallery was filled with 99 images and I could have shared them all! I love being able to give my clients not only wonderful images, but a beautiful and memorable experience.
To my dear clients: Thank you so much for trusting me again to create these images and memories you will always have!
Styled by the Fabulous: Natalie Gartner with Little Miss Party Planner
Photographed by: Baby Photo Love
All props, accessories and sweet treats used in this session courtesy of:
Pottery Barn Kids, Pottery Barn Kids, Bittersweet’s Chocolate and Pastry, Monique Lhuillier, David’s Bridal, Olivia Kate Couture, Mayesh Wholesale Florist, Miller’s Party Rental Center, twobirds bridesmaid
Lauren Michelle is a photographer specializing is newborns, babies and family portraiture located in Hudson, OH. We love beautiful simplistic sessions, focusing on a natural environment and moments. Styled sessions are so exciting! We are so thrilled when we can stylize a session and enter the imagination of your child’s world and bringing it to life.
Natalie Gartner is the stylist and owner of Little Miss Party Planner, an event planning, design, coordinating and styling team that will thoughtfully put together every aspect of your event.
Whether it’s a Styled Session or Simple Session, we’d love to create the session of your dreams. Please contact us HERE.