I’m sure you’ve heard of first birthday shoots before. The baby of honor sits around smashing a cake with perfectly styled props all around him or her. Well thats what we had the pleasure of working on just a few weeks ago, except we took it to a whole other level.
The backdrop for this posh shoot was in our client’s Brooklyn apartment. The clean white lines served as a blank canvas for us to work off of. The wooden dinning table, being the star of the show.
All shoots must have a theme, and for this we went with a rustic bubble bath. Doesn’t sound like it would work right? Well it did, oh so chicly. We blew up huge jumbo balloons to act as bubbles, these were floating all around the floor and were kept on hand to throw up in the air as pictures were taken of the guest of honor.
No bubble bath is complete without rubber duckies. Thats why for this we had to incorporate them, but with an edge. We found ducks of all different shapes and sizes and sprayed them a metallic silver and then glued glitter crowns to each for a festive look.
For a dramatic look on the table, Natalie created an all white floral runner down the center of the table, hanging off down to the floor.
To create dimension on the book shelves that we styled, we took old library books and covered them with pretty paper. Maggie hand wrote words, the birthday and name of the child on each. For extra texture, we threw in honeycombs and paper lanterns so that we would have a variety for our “bubbles”.
First birthdays mean big, fabulous cakes. We worked with our favorite Brooklyn bakery, Nine Cakes, who knows how to master the “naked” cake look. We’re sure you’ve seen the trend happening on Pinterest. Each table setting had its own person cake and we had larger ones styled around our runner.
The pictures turned out better than we could have ever imagined thanks to Dave Robbins Photography. These photos will definitely be keepsakes for this happy family for years to come.