I have finally resurfaced after a surreal past week. The Style at Home photo shoot was really an amazing experience. Erin McLaughlin, the Style at Home Editor, and Virginia MacDonald, the photographer (please check out her portfolio, you will be in awe), are two people I immediately connected with. We discussed style, photography, our lives, their careers and did some serious bonding over a shared love of shoes. What amazed me most was their patient interaction with my daughter Elizabeth. They both genuinely adore children. Elizabeth has now asked numerous times, “When are Erin and Virginia coming to visit us again?”.
I was fairly stressed out and overwhelmed for the two days prior to the shoot, even though Atmosphere handled the majority of the staging (speaking of amazing). Organizing even a few rooms to achieve photo worthiness is not an easy feat. Particularly when said space must continue to be inhabited by three children. I verbally cordoned off several areas, and relegated the children to the basement bathroom, and forced them to eat breakfast in my office (pancakes from McDonalds, couldn’t use the kitchen). So as not to disturb he bedroom, Elizabeth slept on the top bunk in her brother’s bedroom, much to her delight.
I will share some more details soon, but for now I’m just reacquainting myself with normal life. We are also enjoying a rare week at home together as a family, so I’m attempting to limit computer access. I must share a couple images of the gorgeous flower arrangements created by Blossoms. I’m so grateful to Carla, Jill and Dan for their vision in creating these stunning pieces. I’ve never had so many flowers in my home at one time (there were several more that I didn’t photograph), it was kind of surreal. They are now dying which I tend to find a touch depressing, and perhaps the reason I shy away from incorporating fresh flowers in my house.