This might have been the most fun shoot I've ever photographed, not because I was surrounded by beautiful details and desserts all afternoon, but because I got to work with a few of my favorites in the event industry! Just days before this inspiration shoot took place, Aoife and Lauren of Jack & Grace Events asked me to photograph a Galentine's Day Brunch (for those of you who are saying, "What in the world is Galentine's Day?", it's a day on or around Valentine's Day when ladies get their gal pals together to celebrate their friendships and how much they adore each other!). When they explained the shoot's concept, there was no way I could turn it down! I was also excited to find out my good friend Kate, of Kate & Company Events, would be joining us, as well as one of my other galentines, Anamarie of Crafted. by Anamarie!
Our Galentine's Day Brunch took place at the wonderful Saltaire Oyster Bar in Port Chester, New York. Before I even walked into the restaurant, I could smell the wonderful aroma coming from the kitchen! We quickly worked together to assemble the table scape, which was perfectly finished off by the gorgeous floral arrangements from Fani Flowers.
If I wasn't already oohing and ahhing enough at the gorgeous setup Aoife, Lauren and Kate had thought up days after our Galentine's Day Brunch took place, we found out all of our hard work paid off because it was published on The Perfect Palette yesterday (I may or may not have jumped up and down with incredible excitement when I received the news)! I've gathered some of my favorite shots from the day below, but I promise you won't want to miss the full feature on The Perfect Palette!
Sending out some major high fives to all of the wonderful creatives who made sure this shoot went off without a hitch!
Venue: Saltaire Oyster Bar | Event Design & Planning: Jack & Grace Events | Styling & Desserts: Kate & Company Events | Floral Design: Fani Flowers | Calligraphy: Crafted. by Anamarie
If you liked this shoot, don't miss Amanda & Heath's romantic summer engagement session in Darien!