I love being a Mom. Like, LOVE! So when my friend Jen Wertman asked if I wanted to take part in a Mommy & Me collaboration shoot, I was beyond excited! We had so many collaborators pull together to make this session happen, and we couldn’t have been more pleased with the outcome!
Now let me tell you about the details.
Our session took place at the lovely Secret Garden at Parrish Ranch. (Yes folks, this is the SAME Secret Garden that Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher were married at!!!)
One of MY favorite spots of the whole day was this little lounge we set up under the willow tree. (Any guesses as to WHY it was my favorite??)
All of the props came from our friends at Out of the Dust Rentals, and the florals were designed by The Nature of Things of Riverside. Did I mention that the yummy sweets were made FRESH at Angus McCurdy’s bakery in Oak Glen? They were DELICIOUS!
We also created a dreamy Boho lounge, perfect for mom and babe snuggles!
As we went exploring, we found a quiet spot on an island on the lake for kisses.
This “Secret Garden” was so peaceful; so serene. This garden was built to be an escape. The owner would come to the garden to fish, relax, and spend time away from the busy outside world. I feel like these mommies enjoyed the same feelings – spending quality time with their little ones away from the busy hustle and bustle that is our everyday lives.
We couldn’t have done this shoot without the help of our friends at Nectar Clothing, DenM, and Seed Kids. They styled our mamas and their babies to perfection! And we can’t forget hair and makeup by the talented Monica Rose and Jennifer Peetz. They were the beauty dream team!
Interested in having gorgeous photos done with your little ones? Wanting to document life and all of it’s beautiful moments? Give Jen a holler and she’ll take care of you.