Beatrix Potter Inspired Tea Party | The Barn at Flanagan Farm

With the snow storm upon us, it feels good to warm things up by dreaming of the colors and smells of spring weather!  Don’t get me wrong, I am loving watching these beautiful flakes fall down outside my window but theres something to be said for the smell of plants nesting in soil in a nursery, green fields and pretty little dresses!

The concept for this shoot began with the joining of little girls, gathering for a tea party Beatrix Potter-style in the sprawling meadow of a sixty acre farm.  They revel in the excitement of trying on clothes and hats, and whisper about the summer wedding they will be participating in.  Indulging in conversation about the Bride, how beautiful she will be,  and they dream about what their day would be like someday.  There were so many gorgeous photographs from this day (we essentially did two shoots in one) that I felt the need to split them up.  Part two coming soon…stay tuned!

Oh it’s so much fun looking at these photos today!  It was probably one of the most challenging days of my career to date, but I would do it again in a heart beat.  We had huge and amazing vendor support and contribution (see the wonderful list below).  Sharyn Peavey captured the day beautifully at The Barn at Flanagan Farm.  A big thank you to Emily Carter of Emily Carter Floral Designs for lending us your beautiful models!  Sweet babies…

AFamilyAffair2012-0807

AFamilyAffair2012-0134

AFamilyAffair2012-0112

AFamilyAffair2012-0104

AFamilyAffair2012-0120

AFamilyAffair2012-0166

AFamilyAffair2012-0186

AFamilyAffair2012-0203

AFamilyAffair2012-0207

AFamilyAffair2012-0249

AFamilyAffair2012-0290

AFamilyAffair2012-0309

AFamilyAffair2012-0310

AFamilyAffair2012-0319

AFamilyAffair2012-0330

AFamilyAffair2012-0359

AFamilyAffair2012-0385
AFamilyAffair2012-0401

AFamilyAffair2012-0423

AFamilyAffair2012-0455

AFamilyAffair2012-0628

AFamilyAffair2012-0634

AFamilyAffair2012-0651

AFamilyAffair2012-0705

AFamilyAffair2012-0706

AFamilyAffair2012-0708

AFamilyAffair2012-0736

AFamilyAffair2012-0754

AFamilyAffair2012-0790

AFamilyAffair2012-0792

AFamilyAffair2012-0830

AFamilyAffair2012-0844

AFamilyAffair2012-0907

AFamilyAffair2012-0913
AFamilyAffair2012-0987

Part one of this sweet shoot involved contributions from the following talented vendors:

Handmade felt adornments, accessories and toys: Mosey Handmade

Pie pops, cupcakes, lattice pie, cake and dessert props: Nothing Bakes Like A Parrott

Beatrix Potter inspired wood invite and other paper perfection: Parrott Design Studio

Necklaces, bracelets and earrings: D Cole Jewelers

Gorgeous and timeless children’s wear: Dahlia’s World

Table, chairs, sofa/settee and vintage tea cups: New England Country Rentals

Homemade fudge & candies: Old Port Candy Company

Hair styling: Head Games Salon

Photography: Sharyn Peavey

Event design, coordination, styling & props: A Family Affair of Maine


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s