Tuesday, September 7

vintage tea party: lilly is (almost) 2!

Tuesday, September 7

have you ever had a plan that came together so perfectly, so quickly, and so easily that it just seemed like magic?  this session was exactly that!  here's how it happened:

on sunday night, lilly's mom, tiffany, sent me a message, "i know it's last minute, but can you do lilly's 2-year portraits tomorrow?  i've got a cute dress, and i want to do it in the woods, but we need to do it while the weather is still nice"  then i got a picture of lilly in her dress via email, and IMMEDIATELY i knew i wanted to do a vintage fairy tea party theme.  so i told her "we need to find a small wooden table and chair, vintage style tea set, and a rug.  see you tomorrow."

so, she went out and picked up an adorable metal PINK AND GREEN (my favorite colors) tea set.  when i got to their house, they had the perfect table set that they had painted the perfect shade of seafoam green.  so we loaded it in the car.  then i asked if they had any cute, vintage-y stuffed animals for the tea party, and they just happened to have the perfect giant sock monkey.  so we loaded that into the car.  then we headed over to my in-laws to see about getting a rug.  so i checked the basement, and rolled up in the corner was the perfect rug.  on my way to load it into the car i saw the most perfect, perfect, perfect item...a bottle cap checkers table with chair!!!

so in less than 24-hours we managed to plan, obtain all the necessities, and photograph one of the most adorable vintage tea party sessions ever!  and i'm not exaggerating!  see for yourself...
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meet mr. sock monkey, oh and that planter...i also grabbed that from my in-law's on my way out.  i knew that the tea party needed some sort of centerpiece!
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as hard as we tried, we just couldn't get her to sit down at the table to have tea. this was the best we got. she spent exactly 2.3 seconds playing tea party.
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the teacups were definitely worthy of photographing! :)
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so, we moved away from the tea party set up, and just let her wander. this was no easy task, and i'll admit there was no shortage of motion blurred shots! when this girl moves, she moves FAST!! but every once and while, she'll slow down long enough for me to snap a pic of her adorableness!
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here's the perfectly perfect bottle cap checkers table!!!!
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and it was the only thing that caught her attention!  and when it did, she was hooked.  she spent a good 20 minutes just playing with the bottle caps!
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while lilly was going to change outfits, we had a few guests to the party!
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lilly was a very good hostess!  she kept screaming, "HIIIIIII DEEEEEEEEEEEEEAR!!!"
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here are some behind-the-scenes shots...

while lilly was getting into her dress, lucy and i were setting up the tables.  i asked her to be my tester-model, and she did a great job.  "this is for when lilly is sipping her tea"
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we also tried a few different places for the checkers table.  it didn't stay in this spot, but this test shot of lucy is a keeper!
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and THIS is how we were able to make it all happen!  mcdonald's french fries!  and in addition to helping me test the areas, lucy was amazing when it came to helping lilly stay focused.
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i think we all ROCKED that session!!! and tiffany can definitely call me on short notice any time! i think that's when i'm at my best!

oh, and having lucy there with me was just the best thing ever! if i could i would bring her to every session. :)


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4 comments (don't be shy...i LOVE comments!):

Andrea Dennis said...

WONDERFUL!!

marcia tumminaro said...

thanks andrea!

Five Grain Events said...

What an adorable shoot! I love the teaparty idea even if the little one didn't play along :)

marcia tumminaro said...

Thank you so much! what can i say, kids are picky. but at least lucy got to enjoy it. :)

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