Thursday, January 21, 2010

In Celebration of Lucia Mercedes

In about a month, first time parents Lia & Matthew will be welcoming the
newest addition to their family, Lucia Mercedes.

Joined by their close friends and families, the expectant parents celebrated their baby shower
at the amazing home of one of their close friends. The shower was held in the garden of this home
and at first glance, I was blown away by its charm. Then as I started engaging myself in
all the little details, I could truly see how much thought & creativity
(and love!) was put into planning this baby shower by family and friends.

In addition to the decadent menu, there was a super cute candy station.
Jars, jars, and more jars filled with all sorts of candy and treats!
And some more jars...at the next station: Coffee and tea.
A variety of flavored tea bags sorted into jars with dainty handmade labels. Loved it!
But the jars didn't stop there. Jars were also used as part of the elegant centerpieces,
containing pink roses topped with a sweet butterfly.

Before guests started arriving, we managed to squeeze in a mini-maternity shoot.
What a fun and outgoing couple...they were so relaxed and candid, I wished we had a full-on
maternity session! During our shoot, Lia was encouraging Matthew to "channel Don Draper"
(of the TV series Mad Men) while she channelled Betty Draper. From our brief one-on-one
time, I learned that the soon-to-be mommy was into all things vintage.
This inspired me to do a vintage "look" for their maternity shots. It's not a style
I've used in the past, but I'm looking forward to using it again in the future!


Matthew Andress said...

These pictures are so spectacular! You really captured the essence of LucĂ­a's shower.

Mia said...

Truly amazing! The vintage style was perfect. When I see Mathew and Lia together, I always feel this classic, and timeless love between them, and in these photographs, they were just glowing! Well done!!

Daniella Mia <3

White Raven Games said...

Your pictures are really incredible! Especially the lighting effects you were able to capture on them. Really, really awesome pictures.

I shaved my legs for this? said...

These photos are amazing! What a beautiful shower and even more beautiful mother-to-be! Love the purple dress, by the way!

I shaved my legs for this? said...

What a gorgeous shower and beautiful mother to be! Love the purple dress, by the way. Can't wait to meet baby Lucia.

Unknown said...

literally speechless ... just wow

jenniferrose said...

OMG! These are gorgeous!!!! I am so jealous, I wish I was having a party, I'd hire you in an instant! Everyone and thing looks spectacular!

Unknown said...

Thanks for sharing these. Not only are the pictures beautiful but also that beautiful mommie to be, her lovely family, in-laws, friends and the host's home.
Thank you for alowing me to be part of the beautiful celebration.
It is true...it is in the details and all the little special things that you remember most.

Unknown said...

I wasn't able to make the shower but when I saw these photos I felt somehow I was there for a little while. How very well you captured these beautiful people and the charming event.
Great Granma Mamu

Ana Paula Ramos said...

How beautiful are these!
I had the honor of being present and could honestly say it was the most beautiful shower I have ever attended! These pictures capture so well what an amazing afternoon that was!
Ann! What can I say? You never cease to impress me!

the little cafe at the end of the world said...

Lia... the setting was beautiful! You looked gorgeous! I love how delicate everything looked. One hell of a photographer as well :) Everything was so nicely captured. Congratulations and best of luck! Gina Valconi

Unknown said...

Lia & Matt,

Your shower was beautiful and your photographer is amazing! I'm incredibly sad because I wish I could have been there with you. I can't wait to see you!

Little Lucia,
You will one day see how much your parents love each other and how much they love you already. You are one lucky little girl!

Love you guys,

Blanca Piantini said...

All the details,smiles and love put into this celebration, come back to life as we see these images. Thank you Ann for capturing so beautifully these wonderful moments...

Militssa said...

The pictures are absolutely amazing!!!! Everything was so beautiful :) Lia, you looked gorgeous. Can't wait to meet the little princess