Friendsgiving

Director/ Model: Me
Photographer: Ashley Rae Photography
Styling / Set Design / Rentals: Lindsay Ekstrom - Fancy Lou Designs
Makeup / Model: Sophia Wilkes - Puckerup Style
Florals: Pj's Flowers and Events
Accessories: Alixandra Collections
Sophias Apparel: Alixandra Collections c/o
Jess's Apparel: Top-Joie / Skirt-Shein c/o
Food Vendors: Sprouts, Chelsea's Kitchen, LGO, The Herb Box, Chestnut, Flower Child, and True Foods
The vision of the shoot started with idea of hosting a Friendsgiving . With living far away from family my friends have become my family. I wanted to capture a formal outdoor entertaining experience with a hint of whimsical romance to give an intimate setting for guests.
Instead of going with the traditional fall color scheme of oranges and reds, I wanted to use dramatic pops of to contrast the greenery of the outdoor setting. The stylist Lindsay came up with a beautiful color theme of using blush,deep pinks, golds, creams, brass, and amber. The table was filled with drama from the contrasting metallics, romance from the flickering flames of the candlesticks, and earthiness from the leafy garland. Ashley was able to capture the moodiness of the shoot by the deep greens, and warmth of the pinks.
No Friendsgiving meal couldn't be complete without amazing food. I reached out to vendors that could donate dishes that were both beautiful and delicious.
First course:
Deviled eggs by Chelsea's Kitchen
Organic Pink Grapefruit Kale Salad by Flower Child
Second Course:
Turkey by Sprouts Farmer's Market
Green Beans
Mashed Potatoes
Rosemary Rolls by La Grange Orange Grocery
Third Course:
Pumpkin Pie by La Grande Orange
Gluten Free Squash Meringue Pie by The Herb Box
Squash Pie with Coconut whip cream by True Foods Kitchen
Pumpkin Bundt Cake by Chestnut
Thank you to all the vendors and creatives that were involved in this shoot!

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