A Tutu Cute VDay--Behind the Scenes

Yesterday I neglected my midwife's orders of modified bed rest and continued with our planned Valentine's Day styled shoot (much to my husband's chagrin).

I reached out to Abby of Pretty Posh Events a little over two weeks ago and asked if she was free to style a shoot around a stationery suite designed by Meghan of ML Shaughnessy Designs.Being  the event styling diva she is, she readily agreed. We settled on a photo studio in Little Falls, NJ.  Abby didn't want to follow tradition with the hearts, reds, and pink colorscape. She jazzed it up with blush colored sequins, pastel pink and purple, gold, with a touch of black.

This shoot marks our fifth or sixth (pregnancy brain🤔) styled shoot. The four hour block dedicated to the shoot went off without a hitch! We worked with baker Yulissa of Yulissa's Creations, who baked a beautiful lilac and gold colored two-tiered cake. Yuly is our go to cake designer for the last three shoots. We also worked with Priscilla of Perfectly Styled and Sweet. She rocked out several sweet treats with a week lead time. She created the unfinished cake bits, chocolate covered Oreos, chocolate heart lollipops, and heart shaped Rice Krispie treats. They were all delicious and indeed perfectly styled.

 

 Our team

Our team

We had the pleasure of working with photographer Stephanie Massaro to capture all of the cuteness and pastel wonder.  

As with planning a party, the key to a flawless execution of a styled shoot is in the initial planning. Check out some of the storyboard I created to get an idea of the detail involved.

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 Each model's attire was selected prior to arrival. 

Each model's attire was selected prior to arrival. 

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There were a few technical issues with sizes, but everything worked out for the best thanks to patient Mommies and a few strategic safety pins.

 Mila, Paris, Alessandra, and Olivia were absolute dolls and sooo photogenic. 

Mila, Paris, Alessandra, and Olivia were absolute dolls and sooo photogenic. 

 Prep work

Prep work

 Abby decided our clear chiavari chairs were the perfect complement to the theme. 

Abby decided our clear chiavari chairs were the perfect complement to the theme. 

The professional pictures will be our next post.😘