Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Black and White Celebration

We are thrilled to have Melinda Tomasello guest blogging for us today. Melinda created this gorgeous photo shoot using our NEW "Celebrate" design square from our "Simplicity" collection as inspiration. Here is what she has to say...

What happens when you put together some party bloggers with products and a camera?  A fun themed photo shoot!   Recently, a few of the Orlando bloggers got together for a morning filled with photo shoot fun.  The group consisted of Carmen Taylor Rogge (The Flair Exchange), Melissa Chambers (Truly Chic Inspirations and Blogfete), and me, Melinda Tomasello (the Monarch Jewelry Blog and  We joined forces to help promote our friends Pamela Smerker and Dawn Rumin of D&P Celebrations to help them launch a new line of party printable squares called the "Simplicity" collection.

What other item says “celebrate” better than a bottle of Champagne, right?  Seen here is Melissa holding a black bottle of champagne that’s embellished with a ribbon and the black “Celebrate” sticker.   A lot of planning goes into theses themed photo shoots. Many  components are involved such as color, concept, styling, products, location, plus many more aspects.  We began the creative process with the black balloon “Celebrate” graphic for a fun and sophisticated look.  The bold color combination of black and white is timeless and also is the current fashion trend for the year.

Shown here is a close up of the black “Celebrate” sticker with Melissa modeling a black onyx and pavĂ© diamond ring from Monarch Jewelry, an Orlando area jeweler.     Melissa and I worked together on the concept of the shoot.  I thought she was a perfect model for the photos, with her striking red hair and great personality.   Here, she is taking a break from holding a very heavy bowl filled with black frozen water balloons that were quickly melting in the Florida heat.   She was such a good sport!

When we were planning the shoot, we thought who better to be involved than Carmen from the Flair Exchange with her beautiful balloon tassels!   The tassels are perfect for any celebration and are often used at weddings and events.

Here is a photo of Carmen holding a gift box decorated with the “celebrate” graphic.

While the graphics are perfect for children’s parties, we wanted to show their versatility and how they could be used in an adult party setting.  We have shown a few examples of how the graphic labels can be used, but there are many more uses such as a hang tag, decorating a blank gift card, drink markers, or you could even attach them to larger circles and string them up as garland.

Below are few additional fun photos from the shoot that you might enjoy!

Several thank you’s!!!

- Pam & Dawn for the opportunity to create with your festive design.

-Carmen for providing your backyard, the perfect location for the shoot, use of the tassels and your modeling skills.

-Melissa for help with coordination and modeling skills

-Monarch Jewelry for the use of your exquisite Black and White jewelry collection.




Melissa said...

Yay! It was such fun doing this shoot, so glad to see the feature. :)

Melinda said...

Dawn & Pam, Thank you for giving me the opportunity to do this! Love working with all you ladies! It's always such a joy! ~ Melinda

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