This January I was lucky enough to shoot my first wedding featuring a cake by Anamie’s Sweets. When I went to link to her website, I was captivated by all the beautiful work and began looking through every page. Then, I saw it. Right there on her bio – Graphic Design major from Fresno State. Just like me! (What a small world.) As it turns out we just missed each other. She graduated just before I arrived, but it certainly sparked a friendship between us. We also quickly became fans of each others work. Can you blame us? After all, our art skills were founded in the same school. Being a designer certainly translates into so many other aspects of art, and we were inspired to work together again. So, instead of waiting for another wedding, we planned an inspiration shoot. If you know Anamie or me personally, you know glamor and extravagance isn’t really our personal style. But when it comes to creating – we can certainly pull it off. So we went for it, and created this stunning display of fancy treats, complete with a glamorous model to showcase them. This shoot was so fun for us as we stepped outside the box, and created something beautiful to showcase the many talents involved.
Although the sweets are certainly the star of the shoot, so many other wonderful vendors participated. The Padre Hotel was our stage. Details Party Rentals, so true to their name, provided us with several details that just made the shoot pop! The Bride’s House loaned our model the stunning coral dress. Uniquely Chic provided beautiful floral arrangements to accent our table of treats. Angie Brauer new owner of Curl Up and Dye Salon created a glamorous hair style, and Alex Arias has an amazing talent for make-up. They were even kind enough to come to the shoot and help with some styling there. It started with a little idea, and we could not have asked for a more brilliant collaboration!