Wow this is an exciting post! I’m so thrilled to have the opportunity to show this to you all on the blog. This is also a great chance to tell you all a little bit about where my life is at the moment. I live with my gorgeous husband Dave in warm and sunny Australia! He is also a professional photographer and we travel quite a bit together shooting all over the world. Sometimes I joke that we have the busy travel of a Beyonce tour, lol. That said, I also have some amazing jet lag tricks I swear by! During the Canadian Summer months, we come back to Canada to shoot. Because of the nature of our busiest photography seasons in Perth, Australia and Toronto, Canada, it works out that we enjoy an endless Summer! Pretty sweet right?! Well this year I was very excited to face the cold. I was traveling back to Canada in January for my sister Tricia’s baby shower. Tricia was having a girl and I was so excited to be able to come home to Toronto to be with her, her husband Kristian and the new baby! 25 of Tricia’s closest friends and relatives came from far and wide to welcome baby Madill into the world!
We wanted to do something really special for the first baby of the family. So we called in my amazing event planner Crystal Adair Benning of Distinct Occasions to lend her help. What an amazing concept she came up with. Baby Kinley has an woodland owl nursery and so we thought that that would be a great starting point. Crystal works with some of Toronto’s finest event vendors and they brought the concept to life. They did such a good job that Kinley’s baby shower was featured on Amy Atlas!
Check out some of the photos I took of the adorable woodland theme!
The gorgeous sweet table design was brought to life by Paras and his team from Design2Decor. What a fabulous result. Our mouths dropped when we walked in the door to see this!! The owl cake was done by Patricia’s Cakes. Each feather was made by hand and really gave the 3D owl cake a lot of personality! Have you ever seen anything like it?? No wonder she just did the baby shower cake for Entertainment Tonight Star Host Cheryl Hickey! The delicous treats were catered by Marigold’s and Onions. I have to say, with all of the weddings Dave and I photograph together we very often work with this talented company. After the first bite we can guess who the caterer is – Delish!!
What awesome shower invitations! Can you believe they’re printed on actual wood! I loved the menu too, it’s has such an interesting texture!
Since then Tricia and Kris have welcomed the arrival of healthy and beautiful newborn Kinley Ireland Madill home. She was born on our Grandpa’s birthday and was given the adorable middle name Ireland to honour him. Thanks to all of the amazing vendors that made the baby shower a huge success! Your talent and creativity is so fresh and vibrant what amazing work you do.