The whole neighborhood got caught up in the excitement and came bearing garden flowers, food, smiles and well wishes.
We stripped Parish, one of my favorite go to places for all things fabulous, of their tabletop goodies for this sweet tablescape. Thank you Ashley!
Beth Bridges came over with her giant clam shell that I love and we began to fill it with happy dance flowers: blue hydrangeas and tiny ferns.
Farmer’s market loved us and it made for a yummy post shoot feast! Pretty green vase available at B Barganier Interiors.
Then the uber talented Marcy Simpson, senior photographer for Southern Lady Magazine, arrived and things really started hopping.
She worked straight for about eight hours THEN we started on the outside shots. These photographers work hard in some extreme weather.
The game here was “what position, which angle, what light and what “feel”. That’s a lot of questions at the end of a long day.
Too far away?
Too “in your face”?
Now that’s a pretty shot. Wonder how it looks in the camera? Glad you asked.
And that was just the first house. Grab your vitamins!
For the second one, she had to bring out the big guns…. umbrellas and lights were everywhere. It always amazes me how many rooms they shoot in total darkness though. Crazy, right? Layla from The Lettered Cottage was the first to do that. I was sure she had lost it. haha
And then ……… drum roll please……. like magic, it arrived. And I cried happy tears and clients squealed and neighbors pointed out their favorite spots and Jeff and I hugged because all of the blood, sweat and tears had payed off.
Available on your newsstands through October. See the titles: Modern Comfort (pages 43-52) and Salvage Style (pages 89-100) plus the inside back cover. As an added bonus, my sweet friend, Beverly Farrington has a story in the same issue. It’s always fun to share joy with friends. Congrats Bev.